SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION HANDICAPPING TOURNAMENT BONUS THAT BEGINS THIS WEEKEND WITH THE ‘SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS CHALLENGE’

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has announced a $1 million bonus to any player who is able to win one of three remaining live money handicapping contests at The Great Race Place, beginning with this weekend’s Santa Anita Preakness Challenge, in addition to winning the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5.

The remaining Santa Anita handicapping contest schedule is as follows:

–Santa Anita Preakness Challenge, May 21-22.

–Santa Anita Gold Cup Challenge, June 25-26.

–Autumn Handicapping Championship, Oct. 8-9.

In the event that a player wins any of the remaining three Santa Anita handicapping contests, and then goes on to win the 2016 BCBC in November (thereby winning a $1 million bonus) that player would be eligible to win another $1 million bonus should they go on to win the 2017 NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

“Santa Anita has an extremely loyal group of players that regularly participate in our live money handicapping contests,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita Vice President, Marketing. “We wanted to offer a life changing bonus to a player that can win one of our tournaments and then go on to capture the BCBC at Santa Anita in November.

“That would be a huge accomplishment in itself, but if the player happens to win the NHC as well, then it would become a fantastic story for our industry to promote. We think our Santa Anita contest players are the best in the country and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend for the Preakness Challenge. Here’s hoping someone makes a run and takes home a seven figure payday.”

TOURNAMENT DATES AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

–Players can register now for the Santa Anita Preakness Challenge by calling Annie Gutierrez at (626) 574-6388.

–The Santa Anita Preakness Challenge (May 21-22) has a $4,500 buy-in and will have an estimated $150,000 prize pool including BCBC and NHC entries.

–The Santa Anita Gold Cup Challenge will be held June 25-26.

–The Autumn Handicapping Championship will be held at Santa Anita on Oct. 8-9.

–The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge will be held at Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5.

–Fans are encouraged to participate in Santa Anita’s weekly $40 Handicapping Contest beginning May 28 to win entry into the Santa Anita Gold Cup Challenge on June 25-26.

For more information on all of Santa Anita’s handicapping tournaments, please visit santaanita.com/events.