NEW YORK (Oct. 27, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup, horse racing’s premier international event, announced today that registration is now open for its Classic Million Dollar Finish fantasy game, in which players are challenged to select the top 10 finishers in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, in order, for the chance to win $1 million.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic, North America’s richest race, will be shown live in primetime from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC on Nov. 1.
Fans can register now at MillionDollarFinish.com and then must come back to enter their selections starting Monday, Oct. 27 following the Breeders’ Cup Classic post -position draw (approximately 9:00 p.m. ET). Players can register for the game online and submit their picks right up until post time for the Classic at 8:40 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and it is free to play. Official game rules can be found here.
Players will also be eligible to win additional prizes, including cash and merchandise, based on fantasy points earned by the number of correct finishing placements.
Joe Scialabba of Huntingdon, Pa., the regular season winner of the Million Dollar Finish, will be making his top 10 selections for the Classic live on the Friday NBCSN telecast of the first day of the Breeders’ Cup for his chance to win the $1 million along with viewers across the country. Scialabba, a fundraiser and alumni development administrator for Juniata College in Hunterdon, racked up the 1,620 points from correct picks in 11 races at America’s top tracks during the Breeders’ Cup Challenge season to earn the Million Dollar Finish regular season title.
“It will be a blast to be involved in something as exciting as the Breeders’ Cup,” said Scialabba. “I enjoy the challenge of horse racing, but it would be a tremendous accomplishment to get that many horses correct in order and take home a million dollars. My 50th birthday is Nov. 7, so this is turning into an unexpected early gift for me. I’m looking forward to a great time.”
Commenting on the top contenders for the Classic, Scialabba added, “I was big on California Chrome early in his Triple Crown run, and I know he loves Santa Anita, but Shared Belief (last year’s 2-year-old champion and Pacific Classic winner) is the real deal.”
“Million Dollar Finish gives fans a free chance to play along at home while watching live on NBC in primetime,” said Justin McDonald, Vice President of Marketing & Digital Media for the Breeders’ Cup. “It’s easy to play and with $1 million up for grabs it’s a great way to engage casual fans during our biggest race of the year.”
No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Promotion registration period begins on or about May 28, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on November 1, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. ET. Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C., who are 18 years of age or older. See Official Rules at www.MillionDollarFinish.com/rules for exact registration times for each race, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs and complete details. Void where prohibited. PROMOTION IS DEVISED AS A NON-GAMBLING PROMOTION and is intended solely for entertainment purposes. Promotion is sponsored by Breeders’ Cup Limited. Breeders’ Cup Limited is the sole sponsor of the Promotion. NBC Sports and NBCUniversal Media, LLC are not sponsors of the Promotion and are not associated with the administration of the Promotion in any way. Entrants are providing information to sponsors and not to NBC Sports and NBCUniversal Media, LLC.