Toblerone

Losers Get Laid 2019 (14th edition). Rules and Week 1 selection thread.

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The “kiss of death” runner this week is Riccarton R5 #1 Miss Federer 

The reason we have a kiss of death default horse is for those who forget to post, although that doesn’t apply in week one, and for late scratchings.

In other words if you’ve entered, and your runner is scratched, and you don’t make another alternate entry by closing time, you automatically default to the “kiss of death” horse.

Same applies if your selection is late scratched.

We used to use Dillo’s bet of the day for this, and of course they never won, but now that Dillo is in the old people’s home I’ll be posting the “kiss of death” every week, and I’ll invite others who've got absofuckinglutely no idea, like Tommo for example, to nominate their best bet of the day as the “kiss of death” special from time to time.

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On 9/5/2019 at 8:49 AM, Toblerone said:

It’s back! After four years in purgatory, Racecafe’s most revered comp is back for another round.

Welcome to Losers Get Laid 14, kindly sponsored by HQ and Poundforpound.

Most will be familiar with the general rules which of course reward tipsters for picking favoured horses to get beaten.

You can read the full and updated rules below and might I suggest it is best to re-familiarise yourself with them as there have been a few adaptions.

Competition starts this Saturday (Great Northern Day, September 7) and finishes New Zealand Cup at Riccarton (November 16).

That gives us a total of 11 Saturdays plus three extra dates – Melbourne Cup Day, New Zealand Trotting Cup Day and Coupland’s Mile Day.

Importantly this year it is ONLY on Group, Listed and Prestige Jumping Races.

It has been decreed that if you fall 250 points behind the tour leader, you will be eliminated.

YOU MUST ENTER THIS WEEK NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED. 

1/ The skinny. 

Each selector will post one "lay" each Saturday. This can be on any New Zealand, Victoria or New South Wales BLACK TYPE race thoroughbred race run that day.

I will post a selection thread each week.

The only exception to this will be NZ Trotting Cup Day when a harness selection must be made.
 

2/ Selection semantics. 

Selections must be posted by the declared cut off time each day, which will be half an hour before the jump of the first eligible race.

Those who fail to post will be allocated the favourite in the day’s richest race on either side of the Tasman.

Scratchings can be replaced up until close-off time. If your selection is late-scratched after close-off time, you get a pass for that week.

Note you can only post a replacement pick if your original selection is scratched.
 

3/ Scoring. 

To formulate how many points your selection will earn, we simply divide $100 by it’s closing tote price with the NZ TAB.

Ie a $2 will earn 50 points. You will be strongly incentized to go for the most prestigious races of the day as below.

Group 1 – triple points

Group 2 – double points

Group 3, Listed and Prestige Jumping Races – single points

4/ Lifelines.

Now, you get a life in this competition, but it will cost you 50 points. If and when you pick a second winner, you are goooone.
 

5/ Prizes are as follows.

1st - $500 Bar TAB at HQ (expires Jan 31, 2020)

2nd - $250 Bar TAB at HQ (expires Jan 31, 2020)

3rd – A warm fuzzy feeling and a hearty ‘well done’.
 

 

 

Please note a change in rules, per the comp sponsor.

 

2/ Selection semantics. 

Selections must be posted by the declared cut off time each day, which will be half an hour before the jump of the first eligible race.

Those who fail to post from week 2 onwards will be allocated the 'Kiss of Death' horse nominated by Poundforpound.

Scratchings can be replaced up until close-off time. If your selection is late-scratched after close-off time, you also get the 'Kiss of Death' horse.

Note you can only post a replacement pick if your original selection is scratched. Please do this by quoting your original selection, not editing it.

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