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BCBC Qualifying Action on Springs into Full Bloom in April

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 2, 2019) – Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) qualifying on, the official and exclusive online qualifying site for the BCBC, springs into full bloom in April, featuring two $1,000 low ratio contests and two $2,750 Ultra Low Ratio contests pitting only four expert players against one another to win a $10,000 seat in the BCBC. Both sets of high-stakes contests will carry a low 9% takeout rate.

Each weekend in April three BCBC seats will be up for grabs through a $179 entry fee contest, a $500 entry fee contest and either a $1,000 or $2,750 entry fee contest (alternating every weekend). All contests will feature top-tier racing content from the prestigious Keeneland spring meet as well as Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.

Feeder contests are open now and will run daily into designated qualifying contests. There will be no Feeders for the expert, Ultra Low Ratio contests. Visit now to sign up and play.

The winners of each official qualifying contest will receive a free $10,000 berth into the BCBC, Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live-money handicapping event, which will take place on November 1 & 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., at live satellite locations and on select online ADW sites.

The first low ratio qualifying contest of April will take place on Saturday, April 6, which is Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Day at Keeneland. This contest offers a low 1 per 11 qualifying ratio with a $1,000 entry fee and low takeout rate of 9%. One BCBC seat is guaranteed. To register for this contest, click here:

On Saturday, April 13, the first of two Ultra Low Ratio $2,750 contests will be held. This expert-level contest offers a low 9% takeout rate and the unique and exciting opportunity to compete against just three other players for your chance to win a $10,000 BCBC seat. Once a four-person contest fills, another $2,750 four-person contest will be offered. These rolling Ultra Low Ratio contests must fill with four players in order for the contest to run and for a $10,000 BCBC seat to be awarded. To register for this contest, click here:

On Saturday, April 20, a second guaranteed BCBC seat will be offered in another $1,000 live qualifier carrying a 1 per 11 qualifying ratio and a low takeout rate of 9%. To register now for this qualifying contest, click here:

Note: Both the April 6 and April 20 $1,000 contests will have two weeks of feeder contests leading up to these featured events. Fans can visit now to enter a feeder contest.

On Sunday, April 27, a second $2,750 four-person live contest will be conducted with an ultra-low 1 per 4 ratio and a takeout rate of just 9%. To register for this contest, please click here:

In addition to these four featured April contests, will continue to feature the regularly scheduled BCBC qualifying contests; a $179 qualifier with a 1 per 65 ratio on Saturdays and a $500 contest with a 1 per 23 qualifying ratio offered on Sundays, all offering one BCBC seat guaranteed.



About Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC)

Now in its 11th year, the $1 million-estimated BCBC is the biggest and most prestigious live-money handicapping tournament in the world, with a $10,000 buy-in required to participate. Players enjoy first class access to the two-day World Championships with VIP seats that include buffet lunch each day and other amenities. Online and on-site qualifying tournaments, offering $10,000 berths into the BCBC as prizes, continue throughout the summer and fall leading to the Breeders' Cup on November 1-2. For more on the BCBC, visit

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 Graded Stakes 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, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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