$1,000,000

In Cash Prizes

how to play

Player’s Bankroll

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is a “real money” handicapping challenge. Players will be required to deposit $10,000, of which $7,500 will be the players’ bankroll for wagering during the Tournament.

Where To Play

Churchill Downs (host site) or participating live satelitte locations and online ADWs (to be announced).

Format

Tournament races will include ALL live races from Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2, 2018 and live races through the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Wager types permitted are Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double (excluding the special Distaff/Classic Double).

Estimated Prizes

Of the $10,000 buy-in, $2,500 will be placed in the prize pool. If 400 players enter the Tournament, the cash prize pool paid will be $1,000,000.

1st Place - $300,000 6th Place - $50,000 11th Place - $20,000
2nd Place - $200,000 7th Place - $40,000 12th Place - $17,500
3rd Place - $110,000 8th Place - $35,000 13th Place - $15,000
4th Place - $75,000 9th Place - $30,000 14th Place - $12,500
5th Place - $60,000 10th Place - $25,000 15th Place - $10,000

BCBC/NHC Bonus

A $3 million National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Tour bonus – the largest prize ever offered in the handicapping contest world – will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, presented by Racetrack Television Network, Stats Race Lens and Treasure Island Las Vegas.



Registration

Registration for the 2018 BCBC will open soon.

For complete details see the Official Rules

How to Qualify

Play

Enter an online qualifying event at Horseplayers.com or a live qualifying event.
 Online feeder contests have entry fees that start as low as $20.

Score

Win your $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seat by dominating your qualifying event.

Enjoy

Make a run at the grand prize in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Churchill Downs on November 2 and 3. You can also play at participating live satelitte locations and online ADW sites (to be annonced).

Upcoming Live Qualifiers

Date

July 28-29 at Del Mar

August 18 at Laurel Park

August 18 at Del Mar

See All Live Qualifiers

2018 Participants

Player Entry Method
Adam Aiken Qualified Live (Monmouth Park)
Jim Benes Qualified Live (Hawthorne)
Doug Bredar Qualified Live (Churchill Downs)
Karen Carey Qualified Live (Belmont Stakes Challenge)
Scott Carson Qualified Live (Monmouth Park)
Brian Conley Qualified Live (Laurel Park)
Terry Cook NHC Tour (2nd Half Leader)
Darren Dalucia Qualified Live (Santa Anita/Gulfstream)
Peter Deys HorsePlayers.com
Peter Deys HorsePlayers.com
Jason Duncan Qualified Live (Churchill Downs)
Bob Engelhard Qualified Live (Monmouth Park)
Nick Fazzolari NHC Tour (2nd Half Leader)
Lou Filoso Qualified Live (Monmouth Park)
Michael Gotkin HorsePlayers.com
See All Participants

2017 Final Standings

Name

Score

Prize

1

Nisan Gabbay

$176,000.00

$350,000

2

Ron Ferrise

$142,697.50

$225,000

3

Edward Peters (NHC)*

$97,200.00

$125,000

4

Lisa Herrity

$87,183.50

$82,500

5

Justin Mustari

$84,610.00

$60,000

6

Eric Troelstra

$70,253.50

$50,000

7

Michael Doheny

$58,028.00

$40,000

8

Eric Israel (NHC)*

$56,610.00

$35,000

9

Victor Stauffer (Bonus)

$51,000.00

$30,000

10

Edward Deicke

$48,860.50

$25,000

11

Craig Bernick

$47,725.80

$20,000

12

Paul Hughes

$47,620.00

$17,5000

13

Chuck Grubbs

$47,400.30

$15,000

14

Matthew Miller

$44,580.00

$12,500

15

Scott Johnson

$44,466.80

$10,000