2021 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Registration Now Open
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2021) ― Registration for Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live-money handicapping tournament ― the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) ― is now open.
The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, now in its 13th year, annually draws the top horseplayers from around North America, and will crown the winner with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be held at Del Mar racetrack in picturesque Del Mar, Calif., on Nov. 5-6.
The 2021 BCBC total cash prize pool is expected to be $1 million based upon a minimum of 400 players registered. Players may participate in the BCBC from Del Mar (host site) and official satellite locations at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Players can also participate online at TVG.com (the official wagering partner of Breeders’ Cup), Xpressbet.com, and NYRA Bets.
To register now and view complete 2021 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge rules and information, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.
For the 2021 BCBC, a $2,500 buy-in and $7,500 betting bankroll ($10,000 total) are 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.
“With large fields filled with the world’s best horses, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is the ultimate live-money test for all horseplayers,” said Tim Schram, BCBC Tournament Director. “We are excited to be back at Del Mar this year for the 2021 BCBC, and are once again pleased to join forces with our participating ADW partners in TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, and NYRA Bets, and our satellite location tracks at Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, and Santa Anita Park.”
Horseplayers can still earn free entry into the BCBC by winning a Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifying contest. For details on upcoming live qualifying contests visit BreedersCup.com/BCBC and for online qualifying contests visit Horseplayers.com.
In 2020, 430 individuals competed in the BCBC. Marshall Gramm of Memphis, Tenn., won the tournament hitting a cold exacta of Authentic and Improbable in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), which earned him 170,250 points. Combined with his first-place prize of $322,500, Gramm had total winnings of $492,750.
About Breeders' Cup
Breeders’ Cup Limited administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 5-6 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.
- October 24, 2021
“We were very saddened to learn today of the passing of Bob Neumeier. Bob was a big part of the NBC Breeders’ Cup World Championships broadcasts for many years as a handicapper, reporter and analyst. Bob brought his expertise of Thoroughbred racing and a great sense of humor to every show. We extend our sincere condolences to Bob’s wife Michele and to his extended family.”
- October 22, 2021
For good reason, much of the attention on the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) will be on the international runners who come to Del Mar for the 12-furlong contest. In the last decade, just three winners have hailed from the United States, with the other seven coming from Europe. Since 2000, that split is 16 Europe, six for America.
- October 22, 2021
Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry Announcement to be Televised Live on TVG and Streamed Live on Breederscup.com on Wednesday, October 27
Pre-entered fields for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced live on TVG along with the Breeders’ Cup website, Official Mobile App, and Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET.