Another great idea for your fundraising event for your charity, club, society or school is to have a dog race night. These races have also been used at weddings, stag nights and even team building events.
We have a limited selection of dog racing films and with them we offer genuine betting slips in the racenight package so it will feel like the real thing!
Please see the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 for exact details of the law on holding a racenight.
Briefly, these are evenings where punters bet money on the outcome of recorded races and where the selection is completely random. There are no ‘odds’ or ‘form’ to assist with the selection of the winner. Proceeds from the racenight go to the organisation or charity and are NOT for private gain or commercial purposes.
You can see more details at DCMS.
Our basic greyhound racenight package is just £69.99 plus P&P. This will provide our customers with a full evening of entertainment and lots of fun!
Our Hints and Tips page will give you comprehensive help on running a dog racing event if you have no previous experience.
If you have run one previously and just want the cheapest package available in the UK, then take at look at our pricing page for information on packages available.
We can provide you with the dog racing package which you are looking for and our aim is to offer great value for money racenight in the UK and globally.
A dog racenight is such a great way of fundraising for your organisation/charity. All of the participants choose a dog from the runners in the programme – either a name they like or just the number – whichever they think will bring them luck!! If you’re the winner just collect your prize money!
At the beginning of the evening, you need to inform the customers that you use a ‘tote system’ to work out the winnings of each race. The tote system works by taking in all of the bets before the race, a percentage of the earnings is retained for the organisation and the remainder is split between the winning tickets.
The tote ticket price is totally dependent on your organisation. We usually recommend 50p or £1. Try to remember that the higher the price of the tote ticket, the larger the payout to your customers and the bigger your profits!
Once the bets have all been placed the TOTE IS CLOSED! A member of the audience then selects one of the ‘sealed’ films. This film is then shown. The reason for this is that it is random so that everyone does not know which race has been chosen and which horse will be the winner!
As soon as the MC announces the race and the runners and the lights go down, the tote staff then work out the winnings to be paid and how much money the charity will make. Our payout calculator sheet is included in the package to help you calculate all this very easily.
Once the winners have collected their money, the tote is once again opened and the process starts again for all of the races that evening.
It’s as easy as that! So have a great evening of fund raising!
It is usually the case to run fundraising night at the races as an amusement with prizes under Section 15 of the Lotteries and Amusement Act 1976.
We strongly advise any person or organisation wishing to set up a dog racing fundraising evening, or any type of charity fundraising event, that you seek independent legal advice.