The major event of the day is of course the first round of the cup that rouses everyone's excitement: the famous Royal Team Cup!
The suspense is already building up in the stables, each owner is hoping to win their dream ticket...for a place in the final on the 25th.
This competition at Newturf has always been popular. On the 15th (the first round) and the 25th (day of the finals) of each month, a rather particular perfume lingers in the air...the smell of dust!
It is worth noting that the Royal Team Cup is the only competition that is free to enter. The horses that are in the first round have generally had to pass their clan's qualifiers. It is therefore a high-level competition, bringing together the best horses in each age category.
Finally, its is the team's honour that comes into play. The team's level of prestige its notably measured according to the number of titles won in Royal Team Cup.
The festivities begin tonight from 7pm until late in the evening; beginning with the flat races, then the obstacle races and to finish, the trotting races.
- The ranking can be followed live here from the start of the races.
- For the rules, please click here.
Nominal Stud fees:
€8.0 in Flat Racing (€5.0 funding to the Flat Racing Prize Pool).
€3.0 in Hurdling, plus a €1.5 optional supplementary fee to give a future access to Golden Races.
€4.0 in Trotting (€1.0 funding to the Trot&Harness Racing Prize Pool).
The final stud fee is negociated between the breeder (the owner of the stud mare) et the stallion's owner. The nominal stud fee is deducted from the final stud fee which is credited into the stallion owner's account. The stallion's owner also pays an additional 10% on his profit.
The Random Number Generator (RNG), scaling, and mapping algorithms used (in small proportion) in the transmission from one generation to another of genetic factors (heredity and breeding algorithms) have been independantly evaluated as fair and not predictable.