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$500 Opening Weekend Handicapping Challenge

$500 Opening Weekend Handicapping Challenge

 

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LEADERBOARD
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WHERE TO PLAY

On-track: Santa Anita Park
Online: Xpressbet.com

BUY-IN

$500 per entry
($300 Bankroll, $200 Prize Pool)
100% of entry fees paid out as prizes

PRIZES (Based on 175 Entries)

  • Two entries into the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC)
  • Two entries into the 2020 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas (NHC)
  • $10,000 Cash Prize Pool to Top 5 Finishers
  • $2,500 On-track Cash Prize to player on-track that finishes highest in final standings

FORMAT

  • Tournament Races: ALL Santa Anita races on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
  • Permitted Wagers: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and Daily Double only.
  • Each entry must wager their entire $300 bankroll.  Players may do so on one race, or a combination of multiple races.
  • There are no maximums.  Players may wager as much as they want, including the winnings from their bankroll, whenever they wish.
  • Daily Double wagers will count toward the wagering total in the race the bet is placed.  For example, a Daily Double wager on Race 4 (linking to Race 5) will count as a wager on Race 4.

ON-TRACK BONUS

The on-track player at Santa Anita that finishes highest in the final standings of this contest will receive a $2,500 cash prize.

CHECK-IN FOR ON-TRACK PLAYERS

Check-in for on-track players on the day of the contest will be at the Main Thoroughbreds Club Center, located across from the winner’s circle.

NHC TOUR MEMBERSHIP

As required by the NTRA: All participants must be members of the NHC prior to the start of this contest in order to participate in the NHC in Las Vegas.  To register for the NHC Tour, please visit https://www.ntra.com/membership/.

NHC TOUR POINTS

This is an official NHC Tour event and NHC points will be awarded in accordance with NHC Tour rules and policies.

MAXIMUM ENTRIES

Maximum of three (3) entries per person.

$1,000,000 BONUS

Players in this contest that win either an NHC or a BCBC entry will have the opportunity to purchase a $1,000,000 insurance bonus for the 2019 BCBC and/or the 2020 NHC.  The bonus will be paid out if the player goes on to win the event that they purchase the insurance bonus for.  The player will have the choice of being paid either $1,000,000 over a 40-year annuity, or as a $600,000 lump sum.

2020 NHC Insurance Bonus Fee: $2,950
2019 BCBC Insurance Bonus Fee: $6,700

OFFICIAL RULES

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Prizes listed above are based on 175 total entries in this contest.  The prize pools are subject to change (100% of entry fees will be paid out as prizes).  The official prize pool will be announced after entries close on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

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