Senior World Championship Barrel Race (50 & Over)

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ANNUAL SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 5D BARREL RACE

FOUR STATES FAIRGROUNDS

TEXARKANA, AR 71854

MAR 21-22-23,24, 2019

POSTMARKED Pre-Entries 3/07/2O19

DRAW-POSTED 3/17/2019


GENERAL RULES

Fairgrounds will open for early arrival Tues. Mar. 19, 2019.

 

Thurs. will be  the first Long Go with $3250 Added. Fri. will be the second Long Go with $3250 Added (Friday Long Go will be a new race, WE WILL NOT RUN FRIDAY IN REVERSE ORDER. Sat. will be the Short Go with $7000 Added. All Contestants for Thurs., Fri., & Sat., runs are to 50 years old or older by Mar. 21, 2019.



The top 20 entries of each D will qualify for the Short Go run on Sat. If you qualify both days your first run will qualify and your second run will not,  and we will move down to the next unqualified contestant. If there is a tie both contestants will qualify. We want to qualify 200 entries if possible, 20 per D. The race for 2019 will have a new twist, we will have two WILD CARD DRAW #s to qualify for the finals. Sat morning at 9 am all draw #s, ( rider/horse draw # from Thursday and Friday LONG GO that did not make it in the top 20 qualification) will be put into a Hopper and spun around and draw out , one from Thurs. and one from Fri. And these will be Wild Card competitors for the Finals.


You must be 50 by Mar. 21st, 2019 or before, to run in this Senior Championship Barrel Race. No need for birth certificates but if there were to be a challenge to someone's age we would check your Drivers License.


PAYOUT SCHEDULE

BBR payout between D's. 75% Payback of entry fees and 100% of Added money.


ENTRIES

There are three ways  to enter:

1) Mail--Please submit your completed entry form with a personal check or money order for the total amount to the following address:

                           Patti Moore  c/o Senior World Championship Barrel Race

                           1619 fm 1397

                           Texarkana, TX 75503

All Pre-Entries must be postmarked by Mar. 7th, 2019 to avoid late fees.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

All Pre-entries will have the option to request a group of 100 (1-100,101-200,201-300, etc.) to be drawn into. Every effort will be made to meet those requests. REQUEST WILL BE MET ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

NOTE; if you have a special request regarding your entry, please submit that request in writing with your Pre-Entry. The Entry Office will attempt to meet special request. HOWEVER, NO GUARANTEES CAN BE MADE THAT YOUR REQUEST WILL BE MET.

2) On Site Entry--Books will stay open until the last 100 riders of the day.  CASH ONLY ACCEPTED ON SITE.

3) On Line Entry will be available soon, should be up the week of Jan. 14th 2019. 


LATE ENTRIES

All entries not postmarked by Mar. 7th., 2019 will be subject to a $10 late fee per person.


DRAW

The Draw will be posted by Mar. 14th 2019, on the seniorworld.webs.com website. It will also be posted at the event. Any entries not postmarked by the postmark date above will be added to the end of the draw. Attempts will be made to have an adequate number of horses between each rider's additional horses.


Draw numbers for On-Site entries will be drawn by Office Staff.


DRAWING OUT

No refunds will be awarded. NO REFUNDS WILL BE AWARDED FOR ANY REASON.


HORSE SUBSTITUTION

You may not substitute one horse for another after the show starts.

 You may not  switch horse draw positions (Example: If horse 1 "CoCo" draws a better draw position on a drag  than horse 2 "Buddy", you can not change "Buddy" to run in "CoCo's" draw position or your times will be disqualified


MAIN RACE

The main race (Long Go's)will be ran in a 5D format with a 1/2,1/2, 1\2, 1/2 sec. splits. 1D=fastest time of the race. 2D=fastest time of the race plus  .5 second. 3D=fastest time of the race plus 1.0 second. 4D=fastest time of the race plus 1.5 seconds, 5D=fastest time of the race pluse 2.0 seconds. Entry fee Senior Championship Race is $150 plus a $25 office charge.


INCENTIVES:

Entry into Incentive Races is purely optional. All of the Incentive Races are within the "Main Barrel Race"  (Thurs. ). Each horse and rider combination  makes one run that counts toward the main race and Thursday's incentive race that you have entered for that particular horse and rider combination. Incentives may be Pre-entered or entered on-site. The Incentive Races offers are as described below.


RIDER AGE INCENTIVES:

50--59,  60--69, 70 & OVER. There will be one payout for the Incentive Races after the Thursday performance only. They will each be paid in a 4D format 1/2,1/2,1 second splits. $30 Entry Fees. 100% Payback of Added money.  Future Fortunes has a $10,000 Added sidepot for horse that are eligible, no entry fee. Entry office will need a copy of horse papers with your entry form. 



CHECK IN

Upon arrival, you should check into your stalls and RVs at the Stall/RV office. No Official Check-In is necessary. However, you are encouraged to check the Draw at the race. If the Entry Office needs to see you, it will be noted on the Draw, and you must see the Entry Office before your first run.


STALLS & RVs

You may check into your stalls and RVs on Tuesday after 10 am. Your horse must be removed from its stall (and your RV/trailer from its RV space) by Noon on the following day if you do not have that space reserved for the next night. If you have a Slide out or Awning that takes up two spaces, you will be charged for two spaces.


Stalls will be available at $25 per night. Shavings will be available for sale on-site at $6 bag, you can write in and pay for shavings on pre-entry form if you like, at $6 per bag. Shavings will be in your stalls, if you do this when you arrive. NO OUTSIDE SHAVINGS ARE ALLOWED. No portable panels or tying out will be allowed overnight, if stalls are available. RV spaces are available at $30 per night. Stalls and RV spaces may be reserved on the Pre-Entry form.


NOTE: All Stalls and RV spaces are pre-assigned. If you would like to be stalled or parked in a group, we ask that ONE PERSON reserve all of the stalls and RV spaces, or all Pre-entries/pre-reservations be mailed in the same envelope. Otherwise, your request may not be met.


COGGINS 

All horses must have a CURRENT COGGINS paper dated within the last 12 months. COGGINS WILL BE CHECKED.


EXHIBITIONS

Time is allotted on Tuesday 6 pm.--10 pm., and Wednesday 12 pm. to 10 pm. Thursday and Friday after the Long Go's. They will be sold in 30 minute time slots. Exhibitions will not be before the race on Thurs. or Fri. morning. Please see the Office Staff to purchase Exhibitions $5 ea.

Exhibitions may ONLY be purchased on-site.


DRESS CODE

All contestants must wear COLLARED SHIRT, Long pants, Western Hat or Helmet, and cowboy boots or equestrian sports shoes. Caps are not permitted. Any contestant not in dress code, his/her run will be disqualified. Any contestant whose hat falls of in the alleyway/arena will be assessed a $5 fine. This fine must be paid before receiving any payout, making another run, or retrieving a fallen hat.


SPORTMANSHIP

All contestants, family members, and companions are expected to display good sportsmanship.

No level of animal abuse will be allowed. Misconduct is grounds for disqualification or removal from the premises without refund of entry fees.


DOGS

All Dogs must be on a leash and may not be in the warm up area or in the horse entrance area to the main arena.


VENDORS/SPONSORS

There shall be no selling of any type of merchandise or professional service on the arena grounds, in stalls, or at trailers without a vendor contract with the Entry Office. Vendor forms are available on this website, but if you have questions please call Keevin Luck 501-454-2824 or Joan Clement 501-622-9885.


MUST BE READY!!!!!!!

Contestants MUST check in with the Gate Man in the holding pen 5 Contestants before their run.  The calls of the Gate Man are the official call. THERE IS ONE WAY INTO THE ALLEY AND ONE WAY TO EXIT, all contestants are to enter thru the holding pen and exit out the back. NO EXCEPTIONS or your time will be disqualified. If you will need assistance with entering the holding pen or alley way, please have your own Help ( family member or trainer). Staff or gate worker will not be responsible to help the contestant. Contestant's name will be called by the Gate Man three times. If the contestant has not identified himself/herself to the Gate Man by the third call they will be disqualified. THE THREE OFFICIAL CALLS COME FROM THE GATE MAN, NOT THE ANNOUNCER. You have 30-60 seconds to enter the arena once your name has been called by the announcer.


NO TIME

A No Time will be given if the contestant circles inside the arena, does not complete the correct pattern, runs out of turn, knocks over a barrel (even if it is knocked onto its side and sets up again on either end), if contestants falls off during a run, or if the contestant cannot get the horse into the arena within 60 seconds from the Gate Man's call.


HONEST EFFORT

Each Contestant must make an honest effort to complete his/her run in the fastest manner possible without endangering the horse or rider. Contestants are asked to exit the arena quickly and promptly.


FAMILY RULES

Contestants may ride any horse, regardless of ownership. However, a horse may not be shown by more than one person in a particular race.


HORSES IN THE ARENA

Only one horse will be allowed in the arena or alleyway at any time.


RE-RUNS


Two electric timers will be used. However,if the official and backup times fail to work properly (unless a barrel has been knocked over) result in a no-time, a re-run will be granted immediately at the end of the next group of 50 with a fresh drag, or at the end of the event with a fresh drag at the contestant's discretion. The rider must declare if he/she will accept a re-run before the next horse runs.


TIE FOR PRIZES

If any contestant's time are tied, the prize money will be split equally and Finalist awards, D winners decision will fall back to fastest qualified time from the Long Go wins the tie.


PAYOUT REQUIREMENTS

In order to receive your money or prizes, your entry forms must be COMPLETE with name, full address and phone number. You will also be required to fill out forms requiring your Social Security Number  for tax purposes only.


PAYOUT

Any monies not picked up at the barrel race will be mailed on the Wednesday after the race.