SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS CHALLENGE TO OFFER ESTIMATED $150,000 IN TOTAL PRIZES; PLAYERS TO COMPETE IN TWO-DAY LIVE MONEY HANDICAPPING CONTEST AT SANTA ANITA MAY 21-22

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2016)–With a $50,000 top cash prize to shoot at, the 2016 Santa Anita Preakness Challenge will be offered to horseplayers wagering on all live races at Santa Anita, along with the Grade I Preakness Stakes and the Grade II LONGINES Dixie Stakes from Pimlico Race Course on May 21-22.

This live money contest will include a $4,500 buy-in ($3,000 bankroll and $1,500 prize pool) with players required to wager a minimum of $250 per race on at least four races a day ($2,000). The remaining $1,000 must also be wagered during the contest. There are no maximums but players must wager a minimum of their entire $3,000 bankroll over the course of the contest.

Contest wagers include Win/Place/Show/Exacta and Daily Doubles.

 

PRIZES, BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 80 ENTRIES, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

–FIRST – $50,000

–SECOND – $20,000

–THIRD – $10,000

–FOURTH – $5,000

–TOP FIVE FINISHERS will receive a 2017 National Handicapping Championship Prize Package that includes a hotel room and round trip airfare to Las Vegas.

–TOP THREE FINISHERS will receive a Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Prize Package of $10,000 (BCBC entry fee).

–DAY ONE LEADER will receive paid entry into the Santa Anita Gold Cup Challenge on June 25-26 ($4,500 plus two nights’ hotel accommodations).

–HIGHEST TOTAL WAGERS BONUS. The player who wagers the most on a single contest entry will receive paid entry into the Santa Anita Gold Cup Challenge on June 25-26 ($4,500 plus two nights’ hotel accommodations).

–SANTA ANITA RACE 5 LUCKY SHOT PRIZES. The Santa Anita Preakness Challenge leader after Race 5 on both contest days (May 21-22) will receive a $1,000 voucher to wager on a remaining Santa Anita race of their choice. (This will not be included in the contest bankroll).

All entries include seating for the contest participant and a guest in the following Santa Anita premium areas: The Eddie Logan Suite, FrontRunner, Turf Terrace Restaurant or Box Seats. Food is included.

                Players are encouraged to sign up online at santaanita.com/horse-racing/contests, or to contact Santa Anita Vice President, Marketing, Nate Newby at nate.newby@santaanita.com or by phone at (626) 574-6391.