Santa Anita Park presents

$500 January Handicapping Challenge

$500 January Handicapping Challenge

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Win a $12,000 entry into the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship!

Contest Date: Saturday, January 6
BUY-IN  – Just $500 (per entry)

$300 Bankroll / $200 Entry Fee.
Maximum three (3) entries per person.
100% of entry fees are paid out as prizes.


Win an entry into the $500 January Challenge through our $40 Handicapping Contests on Saturday, Dec 30 and Sunday, Dec 31, 2017.  Click here for details.

  • Available bets: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, & Daily Doubles
  • Santa Anita Park races only.
  • You must wager at least $300.
Estimated Prizes*
  • 1 Entry into the 2018 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship Entry** ($12,000 value)
  • 2 Entries** into the 2018 or 2019 NHC, player’s choice (Hotel & Airfare to Las Vegas included).
  • $10,000* in cash prizes to the Top 4.

The NHC prize entries will be valid for either 2018, or 2019 (player’s choice).  No NHC Tour points will be awarded in this contest.


Check-in on contest day will be at the Main Thoroughbreds Club Center located next to Patron Services, across from the Winner’s Circle.  Deadline for walk-up entries is 2:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, January 6, 2017.

OFFICIAL RULES (Revised 12/22/18)

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*$10,000 cash prize pool is based on 150 total entries.  Entries into the PWCBC and NHC are guaranteed, no matter the total number of entries.

**The winner of the contest will have the choice of the entry into the 2018 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship or an entry into the NHC for 2018, or 2019. If the winner of the contest chooses an NHC entry then the second place contestant will choose which entry he/she would like among the remaining entries. 

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