$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 Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, Santa Anita Park (live satelitte locations) or TwinSpires and Xpressbet (online ADWs).

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. Special Daily Doubles that consist of the 1st leg on Friday and 2nd leg on Saturday are not included. Click here to view the official rules.

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 is closed for the 2018 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge.

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

All live qualifiers have passed.

2018 Participants

2018 Participants

Player Playing From
1
Rick Kueber
Xpressbet
2
Chris Dewey
Twinspires
3
Holmes Holmes
Twinspires
4
Jose Rapheal
Gulfstream Park
5
Ronald Peltz
Churchill Downs
6
Luke Peltz
Churchill Downs
7
Justin Mustari
8
Scott Johnson
9
Thomas Abinanti
Twinspires
10
Ed Able
Churchill Downs
11
Pete Acocella
Twinspires
12
Adam Aiken
Churchill Downs
13
Bradley Anderson
Churchill Downs
14
Joe Appelbaum
Twinspires
15
Tom Arndt
Santa Anita Park
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2018 Final Standings

Name

Score

Prize

1

Charles Grubbs

94,020

$300,000

2

Ed Abel

86,330

$200,000

3

Monte Engler

84,097

$100,000

4

Ryan Mueller

71,085

$75,000

5

Marshall Gramm

52,320

$60,000

6

Jim Meeks

49,230

$50,000

7

Allen Harberg

43,025

$40,000

8

Rich Pawlowski

41,380

$32,000

9

Blake Jesse

41,160

$27,000

10

Ron Bowden

34,852

$22,500

11

Brent Johnson

32,714

$19,000

12

Doug Nachman

32,612

$16,000

13

Nick Tammaro

29,666

$14,000

14

Kenneth King

28,790

$12,000

15

Terry Cook

27,222

$10,000