KY Downs to Host Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifier Sept. 10

by | 08.28.2014 | 11:01am

Kentucky Downs is preparing for its rich five-day all turf racing season which gets underway on Saturday, September 6. Lucrative rewards are in store, and not just for horsemen. Handicappers are invited to enter the $15,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge qualifying handicapping tournament on Wednesday, September 10.

“Kentucky Downs wants to be known as the Horseplayers' Racetrack, so we have improved our handicapping contest this season,” said Corey Johnsen, president of Kentucky Downs.  “First of all, we have increased the prize money. The date of the contest this year coincides with our popular Hall of Fame Day and we hope that our handicappers also participate in the VIP dinner and golf tournament.  Combine that with America's lowest overall takeout, quality racing and full fields, I would participate if I was eligible.”

This is the seventh year that Kentucky Downs has offered this handicapping contest where participants must make a win/place selection on each of the ten live races on the September 10 card at Kentucky Downs. The fee is $100 per entry with top contestants competing for cash rewards and the grand prize of an entry seat to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita, October 31- November 1.

The Grand Prize: The top handicapper from Kentucky Downs contest on September 10 receives an entry seat to the 2014 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, to be held during the Breeders' Cup October 31 – November 1 at Santa Anita.(An entry seat in the event is a $10,000 value). In addition, the  Grand Prize winner also receives:

  •       $400 travel voucher
  •       Deluxe accommodations for (3) nights
  •       Complimentary clubhouse seat for the Breeders' Cup Championships October 31 -November 1
  •       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 September10th handicapping contest at Kentucky Downs cannot attend the 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  place $400
5th -10th  place $200
11th -20th  place $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!
Complimentary seat at the Hall of Fame VIP Dinner on Tuesday, September 9

The contest will be limited to 300 entries. For entry information, please call 270-585-7335 or email [email protected]

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