Host your own online race night this Friday with Paddy Power

Friday night, eh? It's not what it used to be.


Paddy has teamed up with The Fundraising Events Group to relieve the lockdown tedium with a FREE night at the races – all conducted from an appropriate social distance of course!

There are only so many Whatsapp brainteasers and online quizzes you can do, so we’ve put together a night of horse racing fun for you and your friends, family, even mortal enemies if you like, to make this Friday night your own personal Fundalk – and it’s all just for the craic.

Download your Friday Night Races pack here

Simply download Paddy’s Race Night pack here, round up your online race-going chums for a video call, and log on to @PaddyPower for 8pm this Friday when we’ll stream the first of six races for you to have a virtual punt on.

The pack includes:

  • Your ‘How to guide’
  • #PPRaceNight Racecard
  • Option A – Leaderboard Points System Excel
  • Option B – Tote System Excel

We are supplying you with two different options to run too – Leaderboard Points System or a Tote System if you wish to place a few small bets between yourselves.

For the Leaderboard system, everyone should submit their picks before each race – privately to avoid any shenanigans, you know how competitive your da is – with 5 points awarded for a winner and 2 for second and third. Our handy Leaderboard sheet included in the download pack will do the sums and whoever has the most points after the six races wins!

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For the Tote System, simply pick the horses you’d like to bet on – up to 5 each per race – and we recommend £/€2 per pick but you can change this yourselves if you wish. The pot is then split for each race between whoever picked the winner. The sheet provided does all the calculations for you too – it’s easy.

Click the image below to download your free Paddy Power Race Night pack!

And all the races are recorded contests from way back when, so there’s not much chance any of your virtual race night goers will have a head-start on who’s winning and losing.

Of course, you don’t have to bet anything if you don’t want to, this is just for fun – though if you do decide to lay some shekels down we’re recommending you give half the winnings to a good cause.

Here’s the running order for the night’s races

  • Race 1 – 8pm – The Stay at Home Derby  
  • Race 2 – 8.10pm – The Football Manager Legends Plate
  • Race 3 – 8.20pm –  The Gold Cup Legends Cup
  • Race 4 – 8.30pm – The Irish Full Backs Chase 
  • Race 5 – 8.40pm – The PP Stunts Classic 
  • Race 6 – 8.50pm – The Shitehawk Footballers hurdle

So get downloading now and make your living room the winners’ enclosure this Friday night – and don’t forget the champers!

Races will stream every ten minutes from 8pm on the @PaddyPower twitter account. For everything you need to set up your race night, click here.

Download your Friday Night Races pack here

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