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Four "Last Chance" Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Qualifying Contests This Week on


Three qualifiers on Wed., Oct. 31 and one on Thurs., Nov. 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 29, 2018) – With the $1,000,000* Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) just four days away, Breeders’ Cup announced today four final qualifying contests on three on Wednesday, October 31 and one on Thursday, November 1. All contests are Pick & Pray format offering guaranteed seats into the largest live-money handicapping contest in the world.

Players can sign up right now at, the official qualifying website for the 2018 BCBC. Feeder contests are open now and will be run daily for all four contests.

The winners of this Wednesday’s & Thursday’s featured contests will receive a free $10,000 berth into the 2018 BCBC, which will take place on Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs, select satellite sites and participating ADWs. 

The guaranteed-berth qualifying action begins Wednesday, Oct. 31 with three contests. The first is a Pick & Pray format contest carrying a $179 entry fee and carries a 1 per 65 qualifying ratio with one BCBC seat guaranteed. The link to this contest is:

Wednesday’s second contest has a $500 entry fee and carries a low 1 per 23 qualifying ratio with one BCBC seat guaranteed. The contest link is:

The last contest on Wednesday has a $1,000 entry fee and a low 1 per 11 qualifying ratio with one $10,000 BCBC seat guaranteed. The contest link is:

The final qualifying contest before the 2018 BCBC will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 and has a $500 entry fee and a 1 per 23 qualifying ratio. The link for this contest is:

Feeder contests are available for all qualifying contests. Varying in entry fee based on the qualifier’s entry fee, all feeders award one seat into the respective qualifying contest for every 10 entries in the feeder.

Registration for all upcoming BCBC qualifying tournaments can be found at

*based on 400 entries into the 2018 BCBC




About Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC)

Now in its tenth year, the $1 million-estimated BCBC is the biggest and most prestigious live money handicapping tournament in the world, with a $10,000 buy-in required to participate. Players enjoy first class access to the two-day World Championships with VIP seats that include buffet lunch each day and other amenities. Online and on-site qualifying tournaments, offering $10,000 berths into the BCBC as prizes, continue throughout the summer and fall leading to the November Breeders' Cup. For more on the BCBC, visit

About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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