2016 WCBRA FINALS | SALINAS VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS
KING CITY, CA | SEPTEMBER 3RD, 4TH & 5TH, 2016
ARENA LOCATION
Salinas Valley Fairgounds, 625 Division Street, King City, CA 93930

NEARBY LODGING 
The Keefer's Inn
615 Canal Street
King City, CA 93930
Tel: (831) 385-4843
Toll Free: (800) 745-9050
Email: info@keefersinn.com
Discount Code: WCBRA16

Super 8 King City, CA
4 Broadway Circle
King City, CA 93930
Phone: (831-) 385 4646
Fax: (831) 385 6024
Toll free: 1-800-350 - 5616
Email: info@super8kingcity.com
Discount Code: WCBRA16

LAST DAY TO QUALIFY
August 28th, 2016

HOW TO ENTER
Entries will be taking through an online process only. Entries will be open August 25th - August 27th. A link will be provided her for entries as the entry dates approach. No payment will be collected at the time of entry. All entry fees must be paid in cash or cashiers check at the Finals. Late entries will be accepted through August 30th with a $100 late fine. 

SCHEDULE
Tuesday August 30th
• Vendors can begin arriving to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds.
• Vendor set up begins at 9:00 am

Wednesday August 31st
• Contestants can begin arriving to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds.

Thursday September 1st
• Time Only’s 
        • 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
• Vendor set up ends at 5:00 pm

Friday September 2nd
• Time Only’s 
        • 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
• Contestant Check In & Office Open
        • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
        • 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
• Producer Appreciation Banquet & Social | Open to All
        • 7:30 pm

Saturday September 3rd
• Contestant Check In & Office Open
        • 7:00 am – 10:00 am
        • All contestants MUST be checked in and paid prior to their first run and by  no later than             10:00 am
        • Failure to do so results in a Disqualification from the entire 2016 Finals
• Open Race | Go-Round 1
        • Starts at 8:00 am
• Junior Race | Go-Round 1
        • Approximately after Open Rider #200
        • Subject to change
• Presentation of the Top 25 Year-End & Go-Round 1 Awards
        • Immediately following the Open Race
        • Contestants MUST be in western attire to receive awards

Sunday September 4th
• Go-Round 1 Checks Available
• Open Race | Go-Round 2
        • Starts at 8:00 am
        • Reverse draw order of Go-Round 1
• Junior Race | Go-Round 2
        • Approximately after Open Rider #200
        • Subject to change
• Presentation of Go-Round 2 & Junior Average Awards
        • Immediately following the Open Race
        • Contestants MUST be in western attire to receive awards
• Pendleton Whiskey Men’s Barrel Race
        • Entries close by 2:00 pm
        • Immediately following the Go-Round 2 Awards after the Open Race

Monday September 5th
• Go-Round 2 Checks Available
• Open Race | Go-Round 3
        • Starts at 8:00 am
        • Run slowest to fastest based on Go-Round 1 and Go-Round 2 Average Times
• Presentation of Open, Youth Average & Go-Round 3 Awards
        • 30 minutes after the Open Race
        • Contestants MUST be in western attire to receive awards
• Go-Round 3 Checks Available
        • Approximately 30 minutes after the Open Race

RV & STALL RESERVATIONS
Indoor stalls and RV spots are sold out. Please visit the link below to reserve your outdoor stalls. Dry camping is free and does not require reservation.

Outdoor stalls will be assigned upon arrival. Indoor stalls will be pre-assigned.

Stall Reservation link: https://wcbrafinals.wufoo.com/forms/smcs1qk0bf9csz/ 

EXHIBITIONS
$5 cash at the gate. 60 second time limit. Limit 2 time onlys per horse/rider combination, if a line exists. No saving spots in line. Multile horses? Must go to the back of the line after the first horse. 

Schedule:
​Thursday September 1st
• Time Onlys| 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday September 2nd
• Time Onlys | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

DAILY HAUL-INS
There is no charge for those hauling in daily. Please remain courteous and respectful when parking. No cleaning out trailers on grounds.There will be designated parking locations for haul ins specifically.

ARRIVAL & PARKING
Contestants may arrive as early as Wednesday, August 31st at 8:00 am. All arrivals will be greeted and directed to specific parking locations. If you want to park directly next to someone, it is only possible if you arrive at the same time. 

QUALIFICATIONS
​Rider must have a paid membership and competed at 10 races to qualify one horse on a single membership. Riders with a double membership and 20 combined races qualify two horses into the finals. There is no limit to the amount of entries a rider can compete on. Each entry must be membered and it takes 10 attendances per entry (5 horses = 5 memberships = 50 attendances). Riders may not compete on the same horse in the same race at the finals.

ENTRY FEES
$90 a round ($270 total) into the open race. No Finals Fees held out ($5) and no entry fee into the average. You must compete on the same horse in IT’S DRAWN ORDER all 3 days to be in the average (running a horse out of the drawn order will result in disqualification of that run and no refund of fees). Fees will be paid in CASH or by cashier’s check during check in.

Junior Race: $70 ($35 each of the two rounds)
All Other Side Pots (includes Senior, Youth, Futurity & Derby)​: $75 ($25 for three rounds each)

HORSE SUBSTITUTIONS
You may substitute your drawn horse for $25. This substitution can occur any and all of the three days, however it needs to be communicated and approved by the WCBRA office. Any rider competing on the wrong horse before getting the horse substitution approved will be disqualified from that round and the average. Substituting a horse after the first round will result in a disqualification from the three day average. 

VET OUT/DOCTOR RELEASE POLICY
All vet outs/turnouts prior to entries closing on midnight August 27th, will be immediately released of all entry fee responsibility. Once regular entries close, if reasonable cause for vet/med out and note provided, the contestant is responsible for 30% of all entry fees. If no vet or doctor note can be provided, the contestant will be responsible for 100% of entry fees.

JUNIOR DIVISION
The Junior race is for families with little ones. Juniors CANNOT be entered in the open race. No qualifications are required but Juniors must have a current WCBRA membership. The age qualification is 12 and under as of January 1st, 2016. The Junior race will run during a BIG DRAG approximately at draw #200 Saturday and Sunday ONLY (2 rounds, awards through 4th in the Average). Fees are $35 a day with a minimum of $100 added and a 4D payout. Juniors will enter online with open members and late Junior entries will be taken until the first runner in the Open each day (round 1 & 2 only) at the finals by emailing info@westcoastbarrelracing.com. Late entries for Juniors will be charged a $10 late fee.

YOUTH SIDEPOT
Carryover Only. $100 Added/round. 4D Format. 80% payback. $75 entry fee (flat fee for all three rounds | $25 round). Must enter all three rounds. Must be 17 years old or younger as of 01/01/16.

SENIOR SIDEPOT
Carryover Only. $100 Added/round. 4D Format. 80% payback. $75 entry fee (flat fee for all three rounds | $25 round). Must enter all three rounds. Must be 50 years old or older as of 01/01/16.

FUTURITY SIDEPOT
Carryover Only. $100 Added/round. 2D Format with 1-second split. 80% payback. $75 entry fee (flat fee for all three rounds | $25 round). Must enter all three rounds. For horses who were foaled in 2011/2012 and had not competed prior to December 1, 2015.

DERBY SIDEPOT
Carryover Only. $100 Added/round. 2D Format with 1-second split. 80% payback. $75 entry fee (flat fee for all three rounds | $25 round). Must enter all three rounds. Open to horses 7 years or younger as of 01/01/16.

YEAR-END AWARDS
Year-end awards will be presented to the TOP 25 points finishers. These point values will be based on the placings before the Finals begin, therefore the Finals do not have any bearing on the year-end awards. The awards banquet will immediately follow the conclusion of go round 1 on Saturday, location TBD. Top 25 contestants must be present during the ceremony in full western attire to received their awards. If you cannot attend the ceremony, arrangements need to be made prior to the Finals with the WCBRA office via email.

FINALS AVERAGE AWARDS
Average awards to 10th in each division will be presented at a set time shortly after the conclusion of the third go round on Monday. There is no entry fee into the average. As long as a contestant completes all three rounds on the same horse, they are eligible for the average awards. All contestants receiving an average awards must be present during the ceremony in full western attire. More details to follow. 

WESTERN ATTIRE
Mandatory long sleeved, buttoned up, collared shirt, TUCKED IN. Western pants, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat or helmet. Hats lost in the arena will result in a $10 hat fine, however hats lost before the first barrel will result in a $25 fine. Any dress code violations will results in a $50 fine. Please dress professional, as photos will be taken and displayed in various publications.

ADDITIONAL ARENA RULES
The main arena will be set up with a holding pen and alleyway. A Race Official will control and police the holding pens. Instead of disqualifications we will be implementing a fine system as follows; Riders are expected to load the holding pens during the drag (5 riders that are up and their helper if needed). The holding pen gate will be closed when the barrels are set and the tractors are parked. Riders and helpers NOT in the holding pens when the gates are shut will be fined an additional entry fee ($90 fine) but allowed to run if they choose to run, so long as there drawn position has not been passed. Riders will have 60 seconds to enter into the alleyway and cross the eye after their name is called. Failure to start your pattern will result in a $50 fine. After 90 seconds, racers will be disqualified for that one round if they have not crossed the eye. If your horse is hard to start, please have a plan. Help, in full western attire, is allowed in the holding pen, but no person or horse is allowed past the plane of the gate into the alleyway except those that are up. You must be mounted when entering the alleyway. No dismounting in the alleyway for any reason. Failure to follow the holding pen rules will results in a fine of a minimum $50. All decision of the Race Official will be final.

SPORTSMANSHIP
All contestants and their family members are expected to display good sportsmanship at all times. Foul language, misconduct or abusive comments spoken to any contestant, spectator, staff member or volunteer will result in a minimum $100 fine. Maximum penalty will result in immediate disqualification and no refund of entry fees. Parents and contestants please realize that any abuse via social media, emails, face-to-face or otherwise will result in a fine or disqualification. All decisions by the race director are FINAL. Disqualified contestants due to abusive behavior must leave the premises immediately. No level of abuse will be tolerated at any time. Excessive whipping, spurring, jerking, inhumane equipment etc., will result in a minimum fine of $100 and/or disqualification by a race official. No electronic training devices of any kind allowed, no exceptions. 

QUESTIONS
All Finals related questions need to be directly email to info@westcoastbarrelracing.com. Do not contact the King City Fairgrounds facility directly. Check this page regularly for your most up to date information.