Everything you need to know to play the £150,000 Tote Ten to Follow
How the game works
Players pick a stable of ten horses to represent them during the 2020/21 jumps season from 11am on November 14 until 11:59pm on April 24. It’s £5 or €5.50 entry fee per stable and you can enter here. There is a free-to-play version with a £/€5,000 top prize. Each player has one entry in the free-to-play game.
There is a £150,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Seventy per cent of the pool will go to the winner and 30 per cent will be divided from second to 100th place. The Tote has a zero takeout.
There are four monthly prizes from December to March, with £/€10,000 for the top player each month in the main league and £/€1,000 for the top player in the free-to-play league.
Horses gain points as follows:
Grade 1 win = 25 points
Grade 2 win = 20 points
Grade 3 win = 15 points
Listed win = 12 points
Any other race = 10 points
These are gained based on a payout of a £1 each-way bet with the Tote.
The bonus races
There are 25 bonus races which are worth an additional 25 points to the winner and 12 points to the second.
The 25 bonus races
Betfair Chase Haydock November 21
Ladbrokes Trophy (Handicap Chase) Newbury November 28
Tingle Creek Chase Sandown December 5
King George VI Chase Kempton December 26
Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase Chepstow December 27
Savills Chase Leopardstown December 28
Irish Champion Hurdle Leopardstown February 6
Irish Gold Cup Leopardstown February 7
Betfair Handicap Hurdle Newbury February 13
Arkle Trophy Chase Cheltenham March 16
Champion Hurdle Cheltenham March 16
Queen Mother Champion Chase Cheltenham March 17
3m Grade 1 novice chase (formerly RSA) Cheltenham March 17
Stayers’ Hurdle Cheltenham March 18
Ryanair Chase Cheltenham March 18
County Handicap Hurdle Cheltenham March 19
Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham March 19
Irish Grand National Handicap Chase Fairyhouse April 5
Betway Bowl (Chase) Aintree April 8
Aintree Hurdle Aintree April 8
Melling Chase Aintree April 9
Liverpool Stayers Hurdle Aintree April 10
Grand National Handicap Chase Aintree April 10
Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase Ayr April 17
bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase Sandown April 24
Al Boum Photo won the 2020 Gold Cup and received 25 points for a Grade 1 win, 25 points for a bonus race, 4.33 for his Tote win return and 1.80 points for his place return for a total of 56.13 points.
The game opens for entries on November 2 at 9am and closes at 11am on November 14 at which point horses begin scoring.
Amending stables: players are able to enter until 11am on November 14. Players can edit their stable at any point during this period so there is no disadvantage in submitting a list early. In the event of a dead-heat for any place the player who entered earliest will take the higher position.
Mini leagues: these allow players to take on friends and colleagues.
There will be a transfer window between March 10-14, when two substitutions can be made to lists.
The Tote Ten to Follow is open only to entrants with a UK or Irish address and a verified Tote account. All players must be 18 or over. It is not open to employees of the Tote or Racing Post. Entry is online only. For terms & conditions see rules at point of entry.
To enter go to racingpost.com/ten-to-follow/
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