SPONSORED BY XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA’S $5,000 ONLINE ‘SHOWVIVOR’ TO RETURN DEC. 26; POPULAR HANDICAPPING CONTEST FEATURES $2,500 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN THE MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2016)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will once again be available to fans via santaanita.com/showvivor beginning opening day, Monday, Dec. 26. The contest offers $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter Meeting, which will conclude April 9.

Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player’s selection fails to finish 1-2-3, that individual is not totally eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest “show streak” on April 9 will be declared the top prize winner of $2,500. A second “Showvivor” contest will begin on Friday, April 14.

The longest “show streak” is one of just five separate ways to win beginning Dec. 26:

SHOW STREAK The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third-place finish streak at the end of the Spring 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 Spring Meeting, the player with the most total wins will receive a $500 prize.

TOTAL PLACES This also carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total places or second-place finishes.

LARGEST SINGLE WIN PAYOUT At the end of the Spring Meet, the player who has selected the highest single day win payout will be paid $500.

Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be made no later than 10 minutes until first race post time. Please note, special early first post time on opening day, Dec. 26, is at 12 noon.

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