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The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 2017

Postby Elysah » 05 Apr 2017, 14:08

It's that time of year, it's back! It's bigger than ever!

The Great Highland Warriors Annual Grand National Sweepstake 2017

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The Grand National is on Saturday 8th April: for those who are not familiar with the Grand National, it's a British institution of amatuerishness - betting, boozing, racing... ;) Usually, there are 40 horses running, although this may reduce as riders pull out, horses get sent to Iceland for burgers/glue/other stuff...

To enter, cost will be 500 gold per horse (yes 500g!) In previous years, this has been 100g but due to inflation, and to keep things interesting, it's been increased (and everyone has stacks of gold, anyways... Hell, even I can afford it!) ;)

If you want to enter just sign below this and a horse will be randomly assigned by some fiendishly clever random name generator... Or the not-so-fiendishly-clever newspaper and hat.

Just in case people not 100% certain what a sweepstake is please see sweepstake. If your horse wins, everyone who played along agrees to pay you the 500g directly (I'm not getting involved in debt collection!) In other words, if 40 people play you can win 20 000g!!!111!!!

If you do wish to play it's up to you to pay the 500g to the winner ASAP after the race.

Please remember you do not get the quoted odds (these are repeated purely for fun and an indication what the bookies will pay if you actually wanted to back it in real life) . If you win you'll just receive a simple 500g from everyone who enters.

No refunds if your horse doesn't start or get out of the box - that's life. However, if you do notice that your horse has been binned off for whatever reason prior to Saturday lunchtime, you will be assigned another where possible.

If we don't have 40 persons signing up then any remaining horses will be able to be purchased for an extra entry fee.

The race is televised on Channel 4 - not certain of time yet but normally around 4PM.

Horses will be allocated as people sign up, with additional horses added on a rolling cycle of one per player (until the limit specified by that player is reached) from Thursday.

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Please note, the amount of gold you are expected to pay the winner is listed after your horses. You are responsible for paying the winner directly.[/i]

The Last Samurai – 14/1
More Of That – 12/1
Perfect Candidate – 50/1
Saphir Du Rheu – 16/1
Shantou Flyer – 66/1
Roi Des Francs – 50/1
Wonderful Charm – 33/1
Wounded Warrior – 66/1
Blaklion – 14/1
Drop Out Joe – 33/1
Tenor Nivernais – 33/1
Le Mercurey – 33/1
Cause of Causes – 12/1
Regal Encore – 50/1
The Young Master – 20/1
Definitely Red – 10/1
Double Shuffle – 33/1
Houblon Des Obeaux – 40/1
Pleasant Company – 16/1
Ucello Conti – 16/1
Vieux Lion Rouge – 10/1
Ballynagour – 66/1
Highland Lodge – 25/1
O'Faolains Boy – 66/1
One For Arthur – 14/1
Bishops Road – 66/1
Lord Windermere – 50/1
Saint Are – 40/1
Vicente – 25/1
Just A Par – 40/1
MeasureOfMyDreams – 50/1
Raz De Maree – 33/1
Stellar Notion – 50/1
Cocktails At Dawn – 80/1
Pendra – 33/1
Rouge Angel – 33/1
Gas Line Boy – 66/1
Good To Know – 66/1
Thunder And Roses – 40/1
La Vaticane – 100/1
Doctor Harper – 66/1
Bless The Wings – 50/1
Knock House – 66/1
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Windavell » 05 Apr 2017, 14:11

put me down for 1, and if theres any left over I'll take 2 more after.
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Elocos » 05 Apr 2017, 14:16

stick me down for 1 and i'll take 2 more if u need it.
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Shankly » 05 Apr 2017, 14:52

same for me :)

1 for sure, 2 if needed
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Elysah » 06 Apr 2017, 18:14

Only 10 horses potentially out for allocation against the 40 runners.

Please sign below if interested... need more people! :)


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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Winterberry » 06 Apr 2017, 19:13

Same for me: 1 and 2 if needed!
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Fnn » 06 Apr 2017, 19:34

I'll take one :) two if required :D
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Shankly » 07 Apr 2017, 09:34

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Come on folks

Sign up, what have you got to lose?
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Windavell » 07 Apr 2017, 09:37

500g! not enough people read the forum to see its even here
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Sonofthewear » 08 Apr 2017, 09:42

Im in, if you need me to do more then happy to do 2 as the other peeps have!
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Elysah » 08 Apr 2017, 11:14

Ok... So, given the numbers interested a slight change of plan... Most people have committed to two horses, so this is what I suggest...

Those who have expressed an interest will pay a flat entry fee of 1000g. Horses will be allocated out equally between the players, once this limit is reached, any remainder will be allocated to a dummy player.

Your 1000g will be payable to the winner on the completion of the race. In the event the dummy player wins, all gold is payable to the guild bank to contribute to raid mat supplies. Seems fair enough, right? Not quite the anticipated 20k prize fund, but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick ;)
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Elysah » 08 Apr 2017, 11:30

Horse Allocation - some quite apt ones, as it happens! :)

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Stellar Notion
Lord Windermere
Highland Lodge
Shantou Flyer
Houblon Des Obeaux
Vicente

Elo
One For Arthur
Good To Know
Pendra
Knock House
Le Mercurey
Pleasant Company

Shanks
Bless The Wings
Regal Encore
MeasureOfMyDreams
The Last Samurai
Tenor Nivernais
Gas Line Boy

Tey
Just A Par
Roi Des Francs
Saphir Du Rheu
Double Shuffle
Ucello Conti
Drop Out Joe

Fnn
Wounded Warrior
Blaklion
Perfect Candidate
Saint Are
Doctor Harper
La Vaticane

Son
Vieux Lion Rouge
The Young Master
O'Faolains Boy
Ballynagour
Definitely Red
Thunder And Roses

Els
Wonderful Charm
Rouge Angel
Cause of Causes
Bishops Road
More Of That
Cocktails At Dawn

And the Guild Bank gets: Raz De Maree
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Elysah » 08 Apr 2017, 18:03

One for Arthur wins!

Monies to Elo, please :)

Thanks to everyone for playing :)

My real horses charted top 6 (thanks to Paddy Power) so won the princely sum of 25 quid! :D
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Sonofthewear » 08 Apr 2017, 18:34

Sent the winnings over!
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Re: The Great Highland Warriors Grand National Sweepstake 20

Postby Winterberry » 08 Apr 2017, 22:25

Same here: sent! Gratz to Elo :-)
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