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Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Online Qualifiers Return on


Low-Cost Feeder Tournaments Begin this Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 18, 2019) – The online journey to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) begins this Saturday, January 19 with feeder contests on, the official and exclusive online qualifying site for the BCBC. The feeders will range in entry fee from $20 to $56 and award free entries to the first two online qualifiers of the year which will be held on Saturday, January 26 - Pegasus World Cup day - and on Sunday, January 27.
Fans can visit now to enter a feeder contest.
Now in its third year, will offer low-cost daily feeder contests as well as official qualifying contests awarding seats into the BCBC. 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., live satellite locations and on select online ADW sites. 
The first official BCBC qualifying contest will take place on Saturday, January 26 and offers a 1 per 65 qualifying ratio with a $179 entry fee. To register now for this qualifying contest, click here:

The second official BCBC qualifying contest will take place on Sunday, January 27. This contest offers a 1 per 23 qualifying ratio with a $500 entry fee. To register for this qualifying contest, click here:




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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