Competitions

RTÉ Christmas Racing Festival
21.12.13 - 02.01.14

RTÉ Sport has teamed up with Betfair to give you the chance to win a trip for you and a friend to the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on March 11th. The famous roar as the tapes rise for the first race on Tuesday signals the moment when racing's favourite fixture returns and you could be there!

This great prize includes an overnight 4-star stay, return flights from Dublin, transfers, VIP hospitality and entertainment at the track plus €500 spending money too.


For your chance to win, answer this:

Sir Des Champs is trained by which of these trainers?

Noel Meade

Willie Mullins

Paul Nolan

If you know the answer, call or text the competition line:

ROI: 1516 71 71 85

NI: 0904 7266 505

text RACING followed by your answer and your name to 57001 (ROI and NI).

Each text entry costs €1.50 (incl VAT) or GBP £1.20. Calls from the eircom network will cost €1.52 and from a BT landline will cost GBP £1.23. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more.

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

Competition lines are now open and will close at midday on Thursday, 2nd January 2014. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here later that day.

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated competition terms and conditions as listed below.

COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Please do not enter during programme replays on RTÉ Television and on the RTÉ Player after the advertised close time and date as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included, as the competition will have closed.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth certificate or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill only (issued within 6 months of win).

Winner's guest must also be aged 18 years or older as at outward travel date. Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only.
The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter. The individual(s) travelling as a guest(s) of the winner will also be required to sign any such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

Winner and guest must be available to travel on the date specified by the Promoter, otherwise the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. No alternative dates, prizes or trips will be offered. Travel will be scheduled around the opening day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Birmingham (currently scheduled to take place on 11/03/14). All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, no changes will be permitted once tickets are booked and issued. Travel must be booked through agent specified by the Promoter.

Prize for 1 winner includes return economy-class flights for 2 from Dublin to Birmingham, UK (airline(s), airport and route as specified by the Promoter), overnight hotel accommodation for 2 in a 4-star hotel in Birmingham (hotel as specified by the Promoter, based on 2 sharing, standard room, room-only, accommodation on 11/03/14 only, no alternative date(s) will be offered ) return airport/hotel transfers (with details as specified by the Promoter), 2 tickets to Day 1 of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival on 11/03/14 (tickets/seats/VIP hospitality as specified by the Promoter, strictly non-transferable, transferred tickets will not be honoured, no cash alternative or tickets available, local ticket usage policy and T&Cs will apply, ID may be required to avail of VIP hospitality), and €500 spending money. Promoter accepts no responsibility where race meeting is cancelled for any reason whatsoever.

€500 spending money will be paid to winner by euro cheque (issued to the winner, allow 28 working days for delivery).

Travel insurance and transfers to/from Dublin airport are not included.

The prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid appropriate travel insurance (as determined by the Promoter) for the duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest(s) to show evidence of valid appropriate travel insurance prior to travel.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.
Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for completing all documentation (electronic or other) required in advance of travel/entry and are solely responsible for paying any associated fees.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for any duty which must be paid on goods purchased abroad upon their return to Ireland.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. additional meals, horse race betting, transfers, beverages etc.) will be at the winner's own expense.
Any requested and permitted upgrades or changes to the stated prize will be at the winner's own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates advised and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative prize and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prize of equal value (as determined by the Promoter) if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, Betfair and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of the competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.


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