Entry is free to the Great Trots Tipoff, run by the Victorian Harness Racing Media Association and sponsored by TAB.com.au, which sees tipsters facing off for a share of a $12,000 prize pool.

Weekly winners throughout the competition – which runs between January 30 and October 31 – receive $100 into their TAB.com.au account* with registered VHRMA members playing for an extra $50 weekly prize.

Each tipster will enter one selection per race for all nominated race meetings (as set out in terms and conditions). Results will be based on $50 win outlays with one Big Bet per meeting of $100 (refer to terms and conditions for full details).

Each monthly winner throughout the competition will get their hands on a much coveted “Golden Ticket”.

Golden Ticket holders will face off in the live Great Trots Tipoff Grand Final event at Tabcorp Park Melton on Legends Night (date to be confirmed) where the overall champion will receive the Great Trots Tipoff title belt and a $5000 grand prize.

Each monthly winner will also receive a one-month subscription to the highly acclaimed poggaharness.com tipping service, which has also thrown its support behind the Great Trots Tipoff.

At the completion of the regular tipping rounds (before the grand final) the Overall Winner will be awarded $1000, that being the tipster who leads the overall ladder.

There are 9 rounds in the tipping competition.

The Great Trots Tipoff calendar

Round 1

Jan 30: Melton (Victoria Cup)
Feb 6: Melton (Hunter Cup)
Feb 13: Bendigo (Cup)
Feb 20: Terang (Cup)
Feb 28: Charlton (Cup)

Round 2

Mar 5: Cranbourne (Cup)
Mar 12: Melton (Great Southern Star)
Mar 19: Kilmore (Cup)
Mar 27: Warragul (Cup)

Round 3

April 2: Echuca (Cup)
April 9: Mildura (Cup)
April 16: Melton (Oaks)
April 22: Melton (APG Final)
April 29: Melton (Captain Sandy FFA)

Round 4

May 7: Melton (Bold David FFA)
May 13: Melton (Home Grown Finals)
May 21: Melton (4&5YO Championship)
May 28: Ballarat (John Slack Trotters Cup)

Round 5

June 3: Melton (Trotters Oaks)
June 10: Melton (Holmfield)
June 18: Melton (Italian Cup)
June 24: Melton (Vicbred Semis)

Round 6

July 2: Melton (Vicbred Finals)
July 9: Melton
July 16: Melton (Tatlow Stakes)
July 23: Melton (Graduate)
July 29: Melton (Melton Cup)

Round 7

Aug 5: Melton
Aug 13: Melton
Aug 20: Bendigo (Breeders Crown Semis)
Aug 28: Breeders Crown Final

Round 8

Saturday September 3 Melton
Saturday September 10 Melton
Saturday September 17 Melton
Friday September 23 Melton
Thursday September 29 Melton

Round 9

Saturday October 8 Melton
Friday October 14 Melton
Friday October 21 Melton
Saturday October 29 Melton

Final to be held in November (DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED)

Tipping competitions are played over a pre-defined number of rounds (weeks). The number of rounds is determined by the Competition Manager when starting the competition. To tip in a round you select a runner in each race for the selected race meeting. Your score is calculated as a $50 win bet on your selection using the Victorian Tote price.

e.g. If you selected a runner which won with Victorian Tote paying $4.60 win and $2.20 place then your score for that race would be ($50 x $4.60) + ($0 x $2.20) = 230.00

Your round score is the sum of scores received for each race in the competition race meeting.

You need to enter a tip in each race for the tipping competition race meeting. The following screen explains the features of the screen and outlines what you need to do.