In the eventuality of too many entries being made into a specific event, the entries secretary will stop taking further entries at midday of the ballot date. Excess entries will either be wait-listed or balloted out with a full refund. Full Members will take priority over Day Passes in the eventuality of balloting.
Ballot numbers are given to all horses on a Full or Part Horse Season Ticket. When making an entry, you can allocate your ballot number to an entry which will give you priority in a ballot - the exact rules are set out in the BE Rules and Members' Handbook. Ballot numbers are valid for one month and can only be used for one event in that month.
There are two super ballot numbers issued with a Full Horse Season Ticket, and one super ballot number issued with a Part Horse Season Ticket.
Each event on the BE Life magazine schedule pages will list the number of competitors balloted at each level from the previous year's competition. This is to give you an idea of the demand for entries and where best to use your ballot numbers.
These numbers give you a much stronger chance of getting into your selected event, and can be used at any time of the year. Ballot numbers will be emailed when the season ticket is purchased or can be viewed by logging into My BE and clicking on the horses name.