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Rules - Revised January 2016
 
   
1.  TARA reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.  No REFUNDS except as indicated below (see #11).  Once entries are paid, they are calculated into the payout. If we start a race and it rains we will finish the race.  You can chose to turn out but no refunds will be issued.

3.  Horse substitutions must be made in the  Show Office before the FIRST horse runs in each race.

4.  No Rider substitutions.

5.  No switching of draw position.  

6.  All reruns will be the decisions of the TARA directors.     Reruns will be on a fresh drag.  Arena Director’s decisions are FINAL.  A horse falling during a run will not receive a rerun.

7.  A horse may enter each race only once. You may enter as many horses per race as you wish.

8.  Contestant will receive a NT (No Time) for knocking over a barrel or breaking the pattern.

9.  You will be disqualified during an open run if your horse looses forward motion or you break the timer.

10. A tie for awards will be handled by a coin toss.

11. Vet and medical releases for all entries must be received in the      show office before the race starts. All applicable entry fees will     be returned to the contestant.  TARA will retain a $10 office fee.       Vet or Doctor releases can be emailed to crystal@rodeotexas.com     up until Thursday at 6:00 pm prior to the race. After that time the vet or     Doctor releases must be delivered to the TARA Show office at the show     location. If a vet or Doctor release is emailed to the show location it     is the contestants responsibility to make sure the release is delivered to     the TARA show office. The vet or Doctors release does not become      valid until it is delivered to someone on the TARA office staff.

12. 70% pay back, Equal pay out in each D. 

13. The 4D format will be 1/2 sec. splits.

14. Number of places paid per FRIDAY NIGHT JACKPOT race: 1-20 entries: 1 place in each D,     21-35 entries: 2 places in each D, 36- 50 entries: 3 places in each D,     51-75 entries: 4 places in each D, 76-100 entries: 5 places paid in each D,    101- 120 entries: 6 places paid in each D, 121-150 entries: 7 places paid in each D, 151+ entries:  8 places paid in each D

15.  A $25.00 return check fee plus bank fees will be charged on all returned checks.    
 
16. Points:  Points are based horse/rider combination.  If the series or race is based on points the points will be issued as follows:
 
Place      Points
1          10
2          9
3          8
4          7
5          6
6          5
7          4
8          3
9          2
10         1
 
 7 County Shoot-Out Rules
 
   
1.  TARA reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.  No REFUNDS except as indicated below (see #11).  Once entries are paid, they are calculated into the payout.

3.  Horse substitutions must be made in the  Show Office before the FIRST horse runs in each race.

4.  No Rider substitutions.

5.  No switching of draw position.  

6.  All reruns will be the decisions of the TARA directors.     Reruns will be on a fresh drag.  Arena Director’s decisions are FINAL.  A horse falling during a run will not receive a rerun.

7.  A horse may enter each race only once. You may enter as many horses per race as you wish.

8.  Contestant will receive a NT (No Time) for knocking over a barrel or breaking the pattern.

9.  You will be receive a NT (No Time) during an open run if your horse looses forward motion or you break the timer.

10. A tie for awards will be handled by a coin toss.  For a tie the placings will be added together and the money will be split in half but the prize goes to the coin toss winner.  For example:  1D first there is a tie.  We take the money for 1D first & 1D second and add it together and split it in half, then toss the coin.  The coin toss winner takes the prize (such as the buckle, halter, etc..).

11. Vet and medical releases for all entries must be received in the      show office before the race starts. All applicable entry fees will     be returned to the contestant.  TARA will retain a $10 office fee.       Vet or Doctor releases can be emailed to crystal@rodeotexas.com     up until Thursday at 6:00 pm prior to the race. After that time the vet or     Doctor releases must be delivered to the TARA Show office at the show     location. If a vet or Doctor release is emailed to the show location it     is the contestants responsibility to make sure the release is delivered to     the TARA show office. The vet or Doctors release does not become      valid until it is delivered to someone on the TARA office staff.

12. 70% pay back, Equal pay out in each D. 

13. The 5D format will be 1/2 sec. splits.

14. Number of places paid per  race: 1-20 entries: 1 place in each D,     21-35 entries: 2 places in each D, 36- 50 entries: 3 places in each D,     51-75 entries: 4 places in each D, 76-100 entries: 5 places paid in each D,    101- 120 entries: 6 places paid in each D, 121-150 entries: 7 places paid in each D, 151+ entries:  8 places paid in each D

15.  A $25.00 return check fee plus bank fees will be charged on all returned checks.    
 
16. The Youth and Open are separate races ran at the same time.  You do not have to enter the Open to run in the Youth.

17.  If you enter the Open and the Youth your time will count for both entries.

18.  There is no dress code, however, please dress appropriate.

19.  The Entry Fee to enter the Open is $60 per run.  The Entry Fee to enter the Youth is $60 per run.

20.  The Youth age is 18 & under.  You must be 18 or younger as of January 1, 2016.