HWPA TIPPING COMPETITION 2017 – register now, deadline approaching

Posted by HWPA on May 24, 2017  |   No Comments »


The 2017 Tipping Competition, once again generously backed by RaceBets, will get under way at the two-day Investec Derby Meeting (June 2 & 3) at Epsom Downs.

Joseph Burke, international spokesman for RaceBets, said: “RaceBets are delighted to continue our association with such a prestigious and popular competition for another year and look forward to another strong entry from the HWPA members.

“You can also check out the new RaceBets Blog for horse racing news, views and previews.”

This year’s competition will consist of SEVEN legs and ALL legs will count to the final profit/loss total. Entry is £100 and that entry fee MUST be paid up front before the competition begins.

Any entries who have not paid after the first leg will be discarded.

Final prizes will be calculated when we know how many entrants we have but a minimum prize for the overall winner of £1,000 is guaranteed with each individual leg winner guaranteed a minimum £250.

Hopefully, these sums will rise considerably.

The winning cheque will be presented at the HWPA Annual Lunch on Monday 4 December.

Will Lefebve has kindly agreed to administrate this year’s competition.


The seven legs are:

Investec Derby Meeting (2 days) – June 2 & 3

Royal Ascot (5 days) – June 20-24

Newmarket July (3 days) – July 13-15

Glorious Goodwood (5 days) – August 1-5

Doncaster St Leger (4 days) – September 13-16

Ascot Champions day (1 day) – October 21

Cheltenham Open Meeting (3 days) – November 17-19



Tipsters can pay for the tipping competition by cheque for £100 to Horserace Writers Association, Parr Green Cottage, Shocklach, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7BJ

But preferably pay by internet banking to the HWPA account number; 80078751 and sort code; 20-59-14



1 Entries should be emailed to: willlefebve@yahoo.co.uk each day before the first race of each leg. Late entries will be counted as losers.

2 All legs count to final total

3 In the event of a selection being a Non-Runner, your selection will revert to the SP favourite. In the case of Joint-Favs, the selection will be the horse whose name starts with the earliest letter in the alphabet.

4 Failure to enter will result in selections being counted as losers.

5 You will receive an email reminder 24 hours before each competition.

6 In the event of a dispute, the HWPA Committee’s decision is final