KY Downs to Host BC Betting Challenge Qualifier

by | 08.29.2013 | 1:37pm

Kentucky Downs in Franklin, KY will offer some of the richest daily purses in the country during its boutique five-date live racing season this September. And the big financial rewards are not just for horsemen, as the track will host a Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge qualifying handicapping tournament on Wednesday, September 18th.

This is an opportunity for horseplayers to showcase their handicapping skills in one of the year's most lucrative and exclusive live bankroll handicapping contests. The top handicapper from the September 18th contest will win an entry seat to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge where there's a cash prize pool up to $500,000.

The Grand Prize: The top handicapper from Kentucky Downs contest on September 18 receives an entry seat to the 2013 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, to be held during the Breeders' Cup November 1st – 2nd at Santa Anita.(An entry seat in the event is a $10,000 value). Our Grand Prize winner also gets:

·         Round trip airfare

·         Deluxe accommodations for (3) nights

·         Complimentary clubhouse seat for the Breeders' Cup Championships November 1st & 2nd

·         Complimentary ticket on the clubhouse apron for (1) guest

·         Two tickets to the Breeders' Cup VIP party at Santa Anita

If the winner of the September 18th handicapping contest at Kentucky Downs cannot attend the November 1st & 2nd Breeders' Cup Championships, he or she may select an alternate grand prize of $5,000.

Kentucky Downs Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge additional prizes:

·         2nd  place $1,000

·         3rd  place $500

·         4th  – 10th  places $100

Kentucky Downs' Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge – Quick Rules:

·         $100 entry fee

·         (3) Entries maximum per person. NOTE: Purchase three entries for a single player and receive a bonus $100 mutuel voucher from Kentucky Downs!

·         Players will make a “mythical” $2 win and place wager on the live turf races at Kentucky Downs

For entry information, please contact Ashlee Perdue at [email protected] or call 270.776.7335

Should any participant be so fortunate to win multiple BCBC entry fees or berths throughout the year, the berth earned in this tournament or any non-online tournament during 2013 may be transferred to another handicapper. This transfer is permitted because the BCBC tournament at Santa Anita allows only one entry per person.

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During its five-date live racing meet in September (September 7,11,14,18 and 25) Kentucky Downs will offer 10 live races each day, with an average daily purse structure of $900,000. The richest race is the $400,000 Kentucky Turf Cup (G3), the centerpiece of Kentucky Downs Million Day on Sept. 14th.

The 1 1/2-mile race is for 3-year-olds and older horses. Four $150,000 stakes also will be run that day, when total purses for the card will reach $1,374,000.

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