Registration Now Open for 2020 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge
Play Online or at select Satellite Locations in Thoroughbred Racing’s Biggest Live-Money Tournament on Nov. 6-7
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2020) – Continuing to draw top horseplayers from around North America for Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live-money tournament, registration is now open for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).
Now in its 12th 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 Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 6-7.
This year’s BCBC total cash prize pool is expected to be $1 million based upon a minimum of 400 players registered.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 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.
To register now and to view complete 2020 BCBC rules and information, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.
For the 2020 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.
“The excitement and prestige of playing in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge continues to grow as the ultimate test in live-money Thoroughbred racing tournaments, with horseplayers tackling the large and ultra-competitive fields of the World Championships races,” said Tim Schram, BCBC Tournament Director. “As a bonus, we encourage players of all levels to sign up and play in our online BCBC qualifying tournaments on HorsePlayers.com from now until late October to earn a free entry into the BCBC on Nov. 6-7.”
An exciting feature of the 2020 BCBC is the $3 million National Horseplayer Champion (NHC) Tour bonus that will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the BCBC and the NTRA Horseplayers Championship (NHC) in January 2021. As part of a reciprocal agreement with the NHC, Thomas Goldsmith, winner of this year’s NHC in February, is eligible for a $3 million bonus should he win this year’s BCBC.
Players can earn free entry into the BCBC by winning a BCBC Qualifying Tournament. For details on upcoming live and online qualifying tournaments, go to Horseplayers.com.
In the 2019 BCBC, a record 457 players entered the competition and Brad Anderson of Sarasota, Fla., finished on top. Anderson made a $25,900 wager on 9-2 Vino Rosso in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, the final race of the tournament, which vaulted him to victory. Anderson finished with a total score of 145,040 points and, with a first-place prize of $343,000, saw total winnings of $488,040.
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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