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

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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.


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’.



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This week’s eligible races are below.

CUT OFF TIME is 1.34pm.

Please post picks in the following format:  MEETING, RACE, HORSE NUMBER, HORSE NAME



R6 $125,000 Great Northern Hurdle (Prestige Jumping)

R8 $125,000 Great Northern Steeplechase (Prestige Jumping)



R4 $50,000 The O’Leary’s Fillies Stakes (Listed)

R8 $50,000 HS Dyke Whanganui Guineas (Listed)



R5 A$200,000 Furious Stakes (G2)

R6 A$160,000 Concord Stakes (G3)

R7 A$250,000 Chelmsford Stakes (G2)

R8 A$200,000 Tramway Stakes (G2)


The Valley

R5 A$152,000 Atlantic Jewel Stakes (Listed)

R6 A$152,000 Bendigo Bank Stakes (Listed)

R7 A$217,000 McEwen Stakes (G2)

R8 A$272,000 Feehan Stakes (G2)

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