Horseplayers.com to Offer Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Contest Exclusively in October
Qualifying Contests to Represent $200,000 in Value
LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 1, 2020) – With just over one month remaining until the 12th annual Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), the Breeders’ Cup announced today that all contests on Horseplayers.com in October will be exclusive to the BCBC with up to five qualifying contests offered each weekend.
The winners of each qualifying contest on Horseplayers.com will receive a free $10,000 berth into the BCBC, Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live-money handicapping tournament. For more information on the BCBC, please visit BreedersCup.com/BCBC.
Throughout the month, BCBC qualifying contests will range from the standard $179 entry fee with a 1 in 65 qualifying ratio to high-roller $2,200 entry fee contests that feature an ultra-low 1 in 5 qualifying ratio. A minimum of 20 free berths in the BCBC, representing $200,000 in value, will be up for grabs on HorsePlayers.com this month. Feeder contests are available every day on the site and have entry fees as low as $20.
Registration for upcoming BCBC qualifying tournaments, and daily Feeders, can be found at HorsePlayers.com.
Qualifying contests for the National Horseplayers Championships (NHC) will resume in November.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, BCBC players will not be able to participate at Keeneland this year. All BCBC tournament play will be conducted online at TVG.com, the official Breeders’ Cup wagering partner, Xpressbet.com, NYRA Bets and at designated satellite locations at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., and Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Additional satellite locations, such as Santa Anita Park and Del Mar in California, will be announced at a later date if they are able to host players.
FIVE BCBC BERTHS ON THE LINE THIS WEEKEND ON HORSEPLAYERS.COM
Five berths into the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) – including one in a $1,000 Super Qualifier on Saturday, Oct. 3 – are on the line this weekend (Oct. 2-4) on Horseplayers.com.
• The action begins on Friday, Oct. 2 with a Pick & Pray Qualifier contest carrying a $500 entry fee and low 1 per 23 qualifying ratio.
• The BCBC qualifying action continues on Saturday, Oct. 3 with two more contests. The first is a Pick & Pray event with a $1,000 entry fee and a low 1 per 11 qualifying ratio. The second Saturday contest is a Live tournament which carries a $179 entry fee and a 1 per 65 qualifying ratio.
• The final two contests of the weekend are on Sunday, Oct. 4: a Live tournament carrying a $500 entry fee and low 1 per 23 qualifying ratio and Pick & Pray Elite contest with a $2,200 entry fee and an ultra-low 1 per 5 qualifying ratio.
ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP
The Breeders’ Cup 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 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky and features a total of $31 million in purses and awards. 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.
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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.