The 'Request A Race' (RAR) feature allows trainers to enter into races exactly suited to their requirements, without having to wait for races to be programmed on the schedule.
Entering Races by Horse Selection:
STEP 1 - Set the 'Horse Preferences (HP)' for your horse.
Go to horse details page (Click horses name) > Under 'Set Horse Preferences' Select & save preferred Race type, Distance & Going.
STEP 2 - Select Horse to ENTER.
From your 'Stable' page select which horse you want to enter and click the 'ENTER' button.
STEP 3 - Enter using HP settings.
Click 'Filter by Horse Preferences' to only display races your horse prefers of those it's eligible for.
STEP 4 - Select desired races from the 'Scheduled', 'Requested by Others' and/or 'Races Not Yet Requested' lists.
STEP 5 (optional) – Select the minimum runners (3+ to 7+) you want in the selected race/s before entering your horse.
Note this is only available for the 'MATCH' & 'REQUEST' sections.
STEP 6 – When done, click 'REQUEST / GO TO BASKET' at the bottom of the page.
Your horse will be entered into races selected from the 'Scheduled' list when you confirm the basket transaction.
Races that you request or match for a horse will be scheduled as soon as the going is available on a day that at least another 2 horses from 2 other stables are available and the race meets your minimum runner's criteria, and that the eligible horses are not already running in another race on the day.
Note: that races that you have matched or requested will remain selected for the horse until it runs in a race that is scheduled through this system. A horse will only run in the first of the selected races that becomes available and will then require you to reselect races to subsequently run in. A horse will only be entered into one race at a time even when multiples have been selected under the 'Requested by Others' (Match) or 'Races Not Yet Requested' (Request) sections.
So you have REQUESTed or MATCHed races for a horse/s and now want to make changes to the minimum runners you previously selected, simply go back to the 'Enter Eligible Races' page and change the selection before clicking the 'REQUEST / GO TO BASKET' button at the bottom of the page.
To remove a selected race, simply return to the page and click on the red X next to the race/s that you want to remove from your selection.
Note: Changes can only be made to Requested or Matched races whilst they are in this status. Once they have met the scheduling criteria and are therefore on the schedule, you cannot scratch a horse from the race.
You can enter races on the pre-scheduled race program via the Request-A-Race (RAR) system – They are linked. The RAR system looks through all races on the schedule for one that meets your request, which includes any pre-scheduled race/s programmed by the Race Programmer. If the race meets the RAR criteria such as the minimum 3 stable rule, it will enter the horse on your behalf.
You therefore have the benefit of entering races that are in demand and will run.
A minimum of 3 stables need to enter (Request & Match) an RAR race before it will be scheduled (receive a date & time).
Some of the horses that reflect as having requested a particular race may already be entered in another race on the day and therefore are not available to be entered at the time. Their Race Request still counts for another day and hence you could see more than 3 horses indicated as having requested a race even though the going & other specs would suggest that it should have been scheduled that day.
A horse needs sufficient credits available to cover the requested race entry for it to be entered into a Requested race when it comes up.
When you 'Request' or 'Match' a few races for a horse, your horse will be entered into the first one that meets the RAR requirements (ie. 3 stables with eligible & available horses).
Your horse will NOT automatically be entered into more than one race. The reason for this is:
- Your horse may not be fit enough to run a subsequent race and would therefore not be desirable.
- As owner or the horse, you may want to commit to one entry fee at a time, view results before entering the horse again.
So you can go ahead and REQUEST / MATCH more than one going or distance for your horse without the fear of committing to more than one race. The most popular one will get scheduled first and the other requests / match's will be put aside for you to re-request at your leisure.