Race Night Double Card
This is a fantastic way to make money before your event. It’s a great way to advertise yoru event and is available on the download section of our website. It’s a fun way of getting your clients’ interested beforehand and also persuades them to attend on the night!
It is easy to use. Once you have downloaded it, you will see how this will work. You select a race for the race night double,decide how much a square will be ie £1 for convenience. Then decide how much your club/charity will keep – say £20. There are 56 squares on the Double Card. The winner will therefore receive £36 for only a £1 bet!! You could always have an extra race to have as a Race Night Double if the first card becomes completed quickly!
Very simple to do and free!
You could also have this available on the night of your event. One of your sellers could set up where the winnings are being paid out to entice the punters to part with their winnings!
Here are another 3 fun ideas for extra games
1. Winner from Loser
It is essential that this is stated at the very start of your first race if you want to play this game.
At the end of each race, the winning punters collect their winnings. The losers write their names on the back of their betting slip. They then put that ticket into a box probably situated near the tote ticket sellers. BEFORE the final race of your event takes place, a draw is made and 8 tickets are taken out of the box of losers’ ticket. The customers’ names on the back of the tickets are given a horse in that order. The MC reads out the names of the lucky 8 punters who have a horse in the final race of your event.
Once the race is run and the winner announced, one lucky person will receive a prize of your choosing – perhaps cash or a bottle of champers?!
There are a couple of reasons why this is a fantastic game! It not only keeps people interested until the final race but also it stops people dropping their used tickets on the floor and actually gives the losers a chance to win a prize!
2. Horse Auction
A good idea for an auction is to choose two races during your event, perhaps the third and last? Anyone can bid for any horse and the highest bidder wins the horse. After each of the 8 horses have been auctioned, your charity takes a percentage, for example 20%. Once the race has been run, the winnings are paid to the owner of the horse.
3. The Raffle Race
This means that the customers buy tickets for a ‘Special Prize’. From all of the tickets bought, 8 are picked out and given a horse in the next race. Whichever client has the winning horse then receives a prize.
More Great Ways to Make Money on Your Race Night
Race Night Programmes
You could organise someone to sell the programmes on the night to raise more funds.
You could ask one of your local businesses ie a restaurant, shop, pub etc to sponsor a race.
Raffles and Tombola
A good moneyspinner is the good old raffle/tombola. A good idea is to promote these between races to generate more money.
Selling the Horses
After the tote is closed, 8 customers are invited to buy a horse from the MC. Usually for £1 each. The winner gets £5 and £3 goes to the organisers. You need to sell all the horses for this to work.
The bar will obviously always be busy. Often pubs etc hose race nights to generate bar sales. We would love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions/tips that other fund raisers would find useful.