Santa Anita Brings Back Popular Handicapping Contest ‘Showvivor’ For Winter Meet

by | 12.18.2019 | 2:10pm

Santa Anita's popular free online “Showvivor” returns to The Great Race Place next Thursday, Dec. 26, opening day of the track's 83rd Winter/Spring Meet. With special early first post time on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the contest offers fans a total of $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/Spring Meeting, which will conclude June 21.

Registration at is free and easy and Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race each racing day.  That horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player's selection fails to run 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 June 21 will be declared the top prize winner of $2,500.  

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

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 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 any 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  On closing day, June 21, the player that has selected 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  With a payoff of $500, this rewards the player with the highest single day win payout through June 21.

Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at, although registration will be available following Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be paid no later than 10 minutes until first race post time. Players are reminded there is a special early first post time on opening day, Dec. 26, of 11:30 a.m.

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

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