A Two Day Handicapping Contest

The Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge

The Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge

PLAY IN THE BCBC FROM SANTA ANITA

Santa Anita Park is an official host site of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  Compete from The Great Race Place in one of the biggest handicapping contests of the year.

To play at Santa Anita Park, check in at the Eddie Logan Suite. 

QUALIFY FOR THE BCBC AT SANTA ANITA

Compete in Santa Anita’s live money handicapping contests on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 for your chance at winning an entry into the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  Click here for contest info.

PLAYER’S BANKROLL

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is a “real money” handicapping challenge. Players will be required to deposit $10,000, of which $7,500 will be the players’ bankroll for wagering during the Tournament.

WHERE TO PLAY

Churchill Downs (host site) or participating live satelitte locations and online ADWs (to be announced).

FORMAT

Tournament races will include ALL live races from Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2, 2018 and live races through the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Wager types permitted are Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double. Special Daily Doubles that consist of the 1st leg on Friday and 2nd leg on Saturday are not included.

ESTIMATED PRIZES

Of the $10,000 buy-in, $2,500 will be placed in the prize pool. If 400 players enter the Tournament, the cash prize pool paid will be $1,000,000.

1st Place – $300,000 6th Place – $50,000 11th Place – $20,000
2nd Place – $200,000 7th Place – $40,000 12th Place – $17,500
3rd Place – $110,000 8th Place – $35,000 13th Place – $15,000
4th Place – $75,000 9th Place – $30,000 14th Place – $12,500
5th Place – $60,000 10th Place – $25,000 15th Place – $10,000

$1 million BCBC Bonus will be offered to all players at a $7,500 premium for the promotional insurance policy.  This is a higher rate now made available by the insurance company to all players with no additional fees charged by Santa Anita.  The $1 million bonus is payable as a 40-year annuity or $600,000 lump sum cash payment.  $7,500 bonus insurance payment must be received by Santa Anita no later than 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 1 to allow time to bind the policy prior to the start of the contest on Friday, November 2.  Please call the Santa Anita Marketing Department at 626-574-6384 for details.

BCBC/NHC BONUS

A $3 million National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Tour bonus – the largest prize ever offered in the handicapping contest world – will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, presented by Racetrack Television Network, Stats Race Lens and Treasure Island Las Vegas.

REGISTRATION

For registration and official contest rules please visit the official BCBC contest page here.

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