The second installment of the Maryland Jockey Club's weekly Beat the Heat handicapping tournament continues Saturday, Aug. 3 at Laurel Park.
Beat the Heat's four-week format kicked off Saturday, July 27 and continues Saturday, Aug. 10 before concluding on the final Saturday of Laurel's 43-day summer meet, Aug. 17, Maryland Pride Day featuring four stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses worth $300,000 in purses.
Cost per entry is $10 with a maximum of two entries per person each week, with 100 percent of the entry fee going to the prize pool. All participants must be members of the MJC Player Rewards Program.
In the tournament format, participants make $2 mythical win-place wagers on the final five live races at Laurel Park and two designated races from Saratoga. The MJC will seed $500 of prize money in the pool each week.
Weekly prize distribution will award 65 percent of the pool to the first-place finisher, with 25 percent going to second and 10 percent to third. Week 1 saw Thomas Perrot ($57.80) lead the way, good for 67,600 points, followed by Vince Campanella ($50.80, 26,000) and John Lenzini ($48, 10,400).
Entry forms are available at Guest Services at Laurel. Completed forms and payment must be submitted prior to post time of the first contest race. Entries must be paid with cash or player reward points.
For more information on Beat the Heat, visit http://www.laurelpark.com/handicapping/beat-heat
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