2009 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge

The inaugural Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge will be held at Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. This is your chance to take on top players from around the world in this real money Handicapping Tournament. The buy-in will be $10,000. Of the initial $10,000 bankroll, $2,500 is applied towards the prize money pool and $7,500 is for betting. At the conclusion of the tournament, any dollar amount remaining in the bankroll – whether it grows to $30,000 or falls to $100 – remains the property of the player.

The BC Betting Challenge will also offer players the opportunity to qualify for the 2010 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. The top six players will be awarded spots in the NHC, to be held at the Red Rocks Casino in Las Vegas on January 29-30, 2010. Each NHC qualifier will also earn $1,000 towards their hotel/travel expenses for Las Vegas. The event is also part of the NHC Tour and contestants will earn Tour points.

The event will be part of the Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Show, which is broadcast in over 20 countries and at over 1,500 wagering outlets in North America. ESPN will highlight coverage during their Friday and Saturday telecasts. We will also provide players with a number of additional benefits including: two tickets each day of the Championships; a private, players-only room on-track with buffet each day; reduced hotel rates; Steuben trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and Breeders’ Cup merchandise.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to confirm your spot in the BC Challenge. The $500 deposit will be credited as part of your bankroll. With only 100 entries available, it is recommended to send your deposit early. The remainder of the $10,000 bankroll is due by November 1, 2009. Again, the first 100 deposits received by Oak Tree will determine who plays in the Tournament. Two entries per person maximum.

The prize money is to be determined by the final number of entries. One hundred percent of all prize pool funds ($2,500 per player) will be awarded as prize money, plus $25,000 in additional funds. Based upon 100 players, prize money will be $275,000 and the top ten finishers will receive:

• 1st - $150,000
• 2nd - $50,000
• 3rd - $25,000
• 4th - $15,000
• 5th - $10,000
• 6th to 10th - $5,000

Tournament races will include only races from Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2009, including all fourteen Breeders’ Cup Championships races. Wager types to be permitted are Win, Place, Show, Exacta and Trifecta only. A minimum of $600 must be bet on at least 5 races Friday, November 6, totaling a minimum of $3,000 wagered (the last eligible race on Friday is the Ladies Classic, race 8).

A minimum of $900 must be bet on at least 5 races Saturday, November 7, totaling a minimum of $4,500 wagered. The final race of the event is the Breeders’ Cup Classic. There are no maximums – players may bet as much as they want whenever they wish. The player with the largest bankroll after the Classic on Saturday is the Grand Prize winner.

For official rules of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, CLICK HERE.

To obtain an entry form for the 2009 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, CLICK HERE.

For Frequently Asked Questions, CLICK HERE.

For further information, please contact Chris Bahr at (858) 792-4294 or chris@dmtc.com