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Horseplayers Happy Hour Tour
Join expert handicappers Pete Fornatale, Matt Bernier and Jonathon Kinchen on the new HorsePlayers Happy Hour Tour. Each week players participating in the designated HorsePlayers Tour feeder contest will have a chance to earn tour points and qualify for the year-end playoffs. Points will be awarded to the top ten finishers each week, starting with 100 points to the winner and descending in increments of 10 points to each respective place below that, with 10 points awarded to the 10th place finisher. The top eight scores for each player during the regular season will be used to calculate the final leaderboard scores. The person with the highest overall score will be declared the regular season winner and earn a $10,000 BCBC seat.
Once the regular season concludes there will be an 80-player playoff that will consist of the top two finishers from each of the weekly HorsePlayers Tour contests as well as the remaining top finishers on the regular season leaderboard that are not already qualified. Playoffs will start the week of Sept. 20 with 80 total players and narrow down to 40 players the week of Sept. 27, 20 players the week of Oct. 4 and 10 players the week of Oct. 18 for the Final Table. The Final Table will compete during a special livestream format that will be broadcast as the final show of the season, with the winner earning a $10,000 BCBC seat. Players can have up to three entries at the start of the playoffs, but only one entry can advance to the Final Table.
How to Play
When & Where To Play
The tour begins on April 8 at HorsePlayers.com. Check back here each week for official contest post times.
Regular Season Format
Each HorsePlayers Happy Hour Tour contest will be a $20 feeder, Pick & Pray contest hosted on HorsePlayers.com. The top 10 finishers each week will earn Tour points as follows:
100 to the top finisher each week with points descending for the top 10 as follows: 90-80-70-60-50-40-30-20-10.
The top two players each week will earn an automatic entry into the Playoffs.
The playoffs will be a four-week event, begininning the week of September 20. The playoffs will utilize a new format, starting with around 80 players that after one week will be cut to 40. The following week 40 will become 20 and then 20 will become 10. The 10 handicappers who survive will compete LIVE for the second Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge seat at the Tour's Final Table.
Regular Season Winner: The Tour's points leader at the conclusion of the regular season (based on a player's top 8 contest scores) will earn a $10,000 entry into the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge.
Playoff Winner: The winner of the season-ending playoff tournament will earn a $10,000 entry into the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge.
Breeders’ Cup will donate all proceeds from the HorsePlayers Tour online contests to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
View the official rules of the HorsePlayers Happy Hour Tour here.