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The Magic Agency provides superb, professional Race Nights for Fund-raising and Corporate Hospitality in Glasgow and Scotland.
A Race Night is one of the most effective ways to raise money for your favourite charity, club or good cause.
Raise Thousands Of Pounds For Your Club or Good Cause
Even after deducting our presenter's modest fee, our Race Nights, with say a hundred people attending, raise at least £1000-£1500. If you sell more tickets or have even more people attending, then it can be £1500-£2500.
It's Really Easy With Our Computerised System
All you need to do is to supply three people (the bookies) to take the bets, and our presenter will do the rest.
We give each bookie a laptop - but they don't need to be computer literate.
To take a bet, all they do is press a button. This records the bet and prints out the betting slip for the punter
At the end of each race, their laptops show which horse has won and how much to pay out.
It could not be simpler!
No silly cloakroom tickets, no calculations, no working out odds, no mistakes, no arguments about payouts, no hassles!
Whether you've run a Race Night before or not, our system is the easiest and most effective way to do it.
Our Professional Race Nights Include:
At the end of the evening, we will also provide you with a computer printout which will accurately list the money you received in bets, the money paid out in winnings, and your remaining profit. This is a very useful record that shows your Race Night was run fairly and within the law. So, if anyone asks - you are covered.
We do not use teenagers or DJs who also do occasional Race Nights. The Magic Agency only uses professional presenters who specialise in Race Nights and have years of experience in running them successfully. Time after time, our clients have complimented us on the skill, reliability and professionalism of our Race Night presenters. Presenting a Race Night is challenging and skillful job, and we only supply the best presenters to our clients.
Exciting Horse Races!
We use superb, highly-competitive races which are guaranteed to entertain your guests and keep them on the edges of their seats all night!
All of our presenters carry spare parts and cables. Therefore, in the unlikely event of something failing, they can replace it and get up and running quickly again.
There Is No Substitute For Quality
Every year, without fail, we get many urgent phone calls from people who have been let down at the last moment by other Race Night operators. There is really no need for you to run a Race Night on the cheap. It is a very prestigious event which will reflect the reputation and public image of your club or charity. You will have 100-200 people attending and make thousands of pounds. For a little more, you can hire a high-quality and reliable Race Night from us and STILL make a huge profit.
Race Nights are not an occasional job or hobby for us - they are our business.
You don't charge the guests. Every guest is given some fun money at the start of the evening. They then use the fun money to bet on horses.
At the end of the evening, the guest (or guests) with the most fun-money, wins a prize.
Race Nights are a great way of raising money for your favourite charity or good cause. An average Race Night with a hundred people at it will give you a profit of about £1000-£1500. But many of our clients have earned much more.
Here's how it works.
Before the night...
You sell as many tickets as you can at £5 pounds each - 100 tickets = £500!
You sell the eight horses in every race (except the auction race). They pay £5 to own a horse and call it a name. There are eight horses in each race - so for five races (assuming you've booked our five races plus an auction race package), you would receive £200. Deduct £50 for five bottles of vodka and that leaves you a £150 profit even before the Race Night begins.
On the Night...
All the guests bet on a horse or horses at £1 a bet.
The computer prints out a betting slip for each punter and keeps track of all bets.
It works out the tote for the race and tells you how much to pay to the winners.
We usually recommend that you pay out 50% of the money taken in winning but the payout can be altered to whatever you want.
The last race is called the Auction Race, and the presenter will auction off each horse to the highest bidder.
Organising a Typical Race Night
Before the Event…
Firstly - advertise and sell tickets - your crowd will ultimately determine the success of the night.
Secondly - organise prizes for each of the winning owners in the races.
Thirdly - sell off eight horses in each race (except the final race which will be the auction race). If you get the prizes before you sell the horses you can use the quality of the prizes to determine how much you can charge for the horses.
Example: If you get a bottle of spirits for each race worth around £10, then you can sell each horse for between £2 and £5. A more expensive prize may justify a higher price tag on the horses. However, we feel that charging £5 a horse is reasonable in most fund-raising situations.
Whilst the horses are selling you can be considering organising/getting prizes for other games and fund raising opportunities which will be available to you on the night. Full details of these will be supplied in your race night pack which will be sent to you on booking.
On the night…
You will need to organise bookies who will sell the bets to your guests. Your bookies should have the following skills: be able to use a mouse on a computer and be able to deal with money i.e. give change.
You will be required to organise the selling of stand up bingo tickets and collecting money from auction winners.
Note: The presenter will not handle money collected for the benefiting charity.
Remember - all you have to do is sell your tickets and horses, provide the prizes and bookies, and we will do everything else for you on the night!
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Just A Few Of Our Many Testimonials About Our Professional Race Nights
"We had a fantastic night...with a fantastic host! John made our night run smoothly and efficiently."
"Absolutely fantastic. The fella was great. Got the crowd well involved, and managed this with a difficult crowd at that. Would happily have him back out for our next one."
"It went really well and she raised £1300 in total which was excellent. Everyone said they enjoyed the night and the leftover sandwiches went to the homeless! Thanks again!"
"Everyone had a fantastic night and the compere was great. Thank you very much and if we do another one in the future we will be in touch."
"It was absolutely brilliant thank you. So many people have asked for your details for race nights that they have coming up, which I have passed on.
"Fantastic as always. I have also passed on the company details to 2 other people since the event!
"Just a note on behalf of Biggar Rotary to say a big thankyou for the excellent organisiation and presentation of our race night.
The compare was excellent and the automated tote machine was a huge asset which took all the stress away from have to manually do this. We could not have done it smoothly on our own.
"They were absolutely wonderful with the crowd, with timings and keeping us all right. Please pass on our most sincere thanks.
We look forward to holding another one next year and will most definitely be asking for the two of them again.
"Yes it was a fantastic night and the presenter was great. We will definitely be using you again next year for the team race night."
"Yes everything went really well - we raised over £2500 which was fantastic."
"Yes, everyone had a great night and were very happy with the service, If anyone is looking to do a race night, I will be recommending yours for sure.
"To The Magic Agency,
"Just a few words to thank you on behalf of the Rotary Club of Loudoun. Our race night on the 21st May was an outstanding success and that was due in no small way to the skill and professionalism of the presenter, whom you arranged to attend and compere the evening. We managed to raise in excess of £1000 for local charities but beyond that everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and commented to that effect.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any other group or organisation who were looking to raise funds in this manner.
"Yes, Michael, the race presenter was excellent and we raised loads of money. I won't hesitate to pass your details on and will contact you next year for our night. Thanks again."
"To The Magic Agency,
"To The Magic Agency,
"The guy who came along did a fantastic job and the audience were very impressed with the whole set up! We will definetely use them again next year. We managed to raise over £900 for club funds! Thanks once again." - Gregg, Social Convenor, Clarkston Bowling and Tennis Club, 2007
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