SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ ONLINE BETTING CONTEST; FREE POPULAR WAGER OFFERS TOP PRIZE OF $2,500 & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO SELECT ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2014)–Santa Anita Park will again offer its popular free online “Showvivor,” contest throughout its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 26. “Showvivor” requires participants to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must finish no worse than third in order for the player to remain “alive.” A top prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the longest “show streak” achieved throughout the course of the meet, which concludes on Nov. 2.

“Showvivor” participants will not be eliminated if their selection finishes off the board. Instead, they will be able to begin a new streak the next racing day–with the eventual top prize going to the player with the longest streak.

Including the longest “show streak,” contestants will have five separate ways to win beginning Sept. 26:

SHOW STREAK: The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third-place finish streak at the end of the meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500. Players are advised to note that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive but they will not receive credit for days missed.

WIN STREAK: This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first-place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.

TOTAL WINS: At the end of the meet, the top player with the most total wins will win a $500 cash prize.

TOTAL PLACES: This too, carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total “places” or second-place finishers.

WIN PAYOUT: At the end of the meet, the player who has tabbed the highest single day win payout will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Sept. 26. As in years past, daily online selections must be made no later than 10 minutes until first post time, which is at 1 p.m. on Sept. 26. Please note, there will be a special early first post time on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Sept. 27, of 12:30 p.m.

                For additional details, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.