A NIGHT AT THE DERBY
HORSE RACING MOVIES / VIDEOS
 
Recreate the experience of "a night at the horse races" at your next special event! "And they're off!" Experience the fun, the excitement, the feel of being their in person! The only difference is that we use play money, markers, or chips so that everything is legal!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This event has been designed so that all of your guests, novice to veteran gamblers, can play, win and enjoy themselves. Under no circumstances is knowledge of horse race track betting required to participate in this event.
If you want a unique event that will be remembered, than let us plan "a night at the horse races" for you!
Here's how it all works...
Each guest receives a Betting Program upon entering the Track (your event site).
The Betting Programs will list all of the races individually.
Each race lists the name of the horse, the name of the jockey and the odds for that horse.
Each guest receives a $200 flat credit to bet with on each race. This credit is obtained automatically with their Betting Program ... therefore the Betting Programs are very valuable depending on the prizes. 
Once all of your guests have arrived, the Master of Ceremonies will give a brief description of how the event  will run...
  • Introduction to the idea of horse racing.
  • How to place your bets.
  • Time limits for placing each bet.
  • Value of the Program.
  • How to win.
  • How to collect your winnings (collection of your credits on the Betting Program).
Throughout the event, we will run a series of races:
One race will be held every ten (10) minutes. This time breaks down as follows:
3 minutes for "post time betting" (i.e.; time to place your bet), 3 to 4 minutes for the race and then 3 to 4 minutes to collect your winnings 
How to place a bet:
Guests will proceed to one of the Betting Windows located throughout your event site.
Guests will then present their Betting Program to the Cashier and "place their bet" on their winning horse for that race.
The Cashier will mark their Betting Program appropriately and return it to guest.
Guests will be allowed to bet only $200 per race.
How to win:
If the horse you bet on either "wins", "places" or "shows" (i.e.; comes in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place), you automatically win. The pay out is based on the odds listed in the Betting Program next to the horse. 
Oblivious these are not authentic horse racing rules but rather a simplified version of para-mutual betting. This event has been designed so that all of your guests, novice to veteran gamblers, can play, win and enjoy themselves. Under no circumstances is knowledge of horse race track betting required to participate in this event.
Guests then take their Betting Programs back to any Cashier and receives credit on the "winnings page" of their Betting Program.
Guests then place their bets for the next race... "5 minutes to post time... 5 minutes to post time... place your bets, please!"
 
Maximum bets per race:
The maximum bet per race is $200, of which each guest is credited per race in their Betting Program.
Guests may not use the accumulated credit from the their "winnings page" of their Betting Program to raise their maximum bet levels.
Guests' "grand total" will be the amount of all credits accumulated after the completion of all races.
 
Event Conclusion... How to win the Prizes!
After the conclusion of the final race, guests return to the Betting Windows and the Cashier will
tabulate their "grand total".
Each guest receives one raffle ticket per $100 of winnings.
The guests will place the appropriate portion of the raffle tickets into the mixing drum which is then readied for the drawing. 
Prizes are the responsibility of the Sponsor of the event.
 
Your "A Night at the Derby" would consists of the following components:
  • Master of Ceremonies - to help orchestrate the entire event
  • Race Supervisor (s) - they will work the floor to answer questions and to help keep the energy up.
  • Betting Cage (2 Betting Windows per Betting Cage)
  • Betting Cage Manager
  • Cashier (s)
  • All of the action packed horse race movies / video tapes needed for this event.
  • All of the necessary audio-visual equipment need for this event.
  • Programs for the event
Client's Responsibility
  • Electrical power where needed (110 VAC, 20 amp service).
  • Chairs ("Viewing Stand") for your guests.
  • Prizes to be awarded at the end of the event.
Room Decoration
The addition of Room Decorations to your event, adds another dimension and extra excitement!
Props Available for your Consideration
  • Split rail fencing with horse racing accents / memorabilia (i.e.; saddles, French horns, derby hats, etc.)
  • White picket fences with flower bed.
  • Giant Horseshoe Entrance Way - finished in full green garland, white flowers (silk), wire frame finished on both sides
  • Winners Circle - includes smaller horseshoe with lattice accents
Typical equipment and staffing requirements
 

50 People

  • 10 Horse Racing Videos
  • Horse Racing Betting Programs
  • Cashier Booth
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2 Cashiers to take the bets
  • All necessary audio visual equipment, sound system, etc.
100 People
  • 10 Horse Racing Videos
  • Horse Racing Programs
  • Cashier Booth (2)
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 4 Cashiers to take the bets
  • All necessary audio visual equipment, sound system, etc.

150 People

  • 10 Horse Racing Videos
  • Horse Racing Betting Programs
  • Cashier Booth (3)
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 6 Cashiers to take the bets
  • All necessary audio visual equipment, sound system, etc.

200 People

  • 10 Horse Racing Videos
  • Horse Racing Betting Programs
  • Cashier Booth (4)
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 8 Cashiers to take the bets
  • All necessary audio visual equipment, sound system, etc.

300 People

  • 10 Horse Racing Videos
  • Horse Racing Betting Programs
  • Cashier Booth (5)
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 12 Cashiers to take the bets
  • All necessary audio visual equipment, sound system, etc.
 
 
 
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