2019 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Registration Now Open
Sign Up for Thoroughbred Racing’s Biggest Live-Money Tournament and Play On-site at Santa Anita Park, at Satellite Locations or Online
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2019) – Annually bringing together the top horseplayers from across North America to bet the biggest races of the year, registration is officially open for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) – Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live money handicapping tournament. Players can go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC to register now.
Now in its 11th year, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge will crown the winner with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held this year at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Nov. 1-2. The 2019 BCBC will have an estimated prize pool of more than $1 million based on a minimum of 400 entries.
In addition to the host site location in the new Players’ Lounge near Baldwin Terrace at Santa Anita Park, individuals can play from official satellite locations at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey and Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Entrants can also play online at TVG.com, the Official Wagering Partner of the Breeders’ Cup, and on Xpressbet.com.
For complete 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge rules and information, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.
For the 2019 BCBC, a $2,500 buy-in and $7,500 betting bankroll ($10,000 total) is required of each player. All buy-in monies are applied to the prize pool. Players can bet into the Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double pools with their $7,500 bankroll over the two days and keep all monies earned from their betting.
“Each year, the BCBC becomes more popular as it continues to reach new levels of intensity and excitement as the top horse players in the business try to decipher the ultra-competitive World Championships races,” said Tim Schram, BCBC Tournament Director. “New players and veterans can shoot for free spots through our live and online qualifying tournaments from now until late October and then compete for the estimated $1 million prize pool on November 1-2.”
Players can earn a free $10,000 entry into the BCBC by winning a Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifying Tournament online at HorsePlayers.com or at one of the remaining live qualifiers at partner racetracks. For details on upcoming live and online qualifying tournaments, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.
A blockbuster feature that is back for the 2019 BCBC is the $3 million National Horseplayer Champion (NHC) Tour bonus that will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and the NTRA Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas in January of 2020. As part of a reciprocal agreement with the NHC, Scott Coles, winner of this year’s National Horseplayer Championship in January, is eligible for a $3 million bonus should he win this year’s BCBC.
In 2018, Chuck Grubbs of Georgetown, Kentucky, parlayed big scores in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf and the Breeders’ Cup Classic - rising from 31st place - to win the BCBC title and closed out with a total bankroll of $394,000, including a $300,000 first prize.
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 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races (13 Grade 1 events and one Grade 2 race) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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