Handicappers: Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifier Santa Anita May 16-17
Now entering its seventh year, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge presented by West Point Thoroughbreds (BCBC) has become one of the most sought after tournaments in racing. The BCBC is the most lucrative and exclusive live bankroll handicapping contest, with a $10,000 buy-in required to participate. Live qualifying action is at Santa Anita this weekend.
The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is the largest live money handicapping tournament in the U.S., which featured 287 players and $730,000 in prize money for last year’s event. The players will also enjoy first class access to the two best days of racing in the world with Third Floor Grandstand Dining seats that include buffet lunch each day. The BCBC will be held at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky on October 30 and October 31, 2015. Players can also participate from satellite locations at Aqueduct, Del Mar, Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Wynn Las Vegas.
West Point Thoroughbreds is partnering with Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge qualifying tournaments at Santa Anita (May 16-17), Del Mar (July 25-26), Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (August 12-13) and Keeneland (October 11).
As a special bonus, the top two finishers at the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge will receive interests in a West Point horse, with the winner receiving a $25,000 interest and the second-place finisher receiving a $10,000 interest.
“We have enjoyed West Point’s participation as owners in the World Championships over the past ten years, and we are now delighted that they have joined us as an official partner and presenting sponsor of the Betting Challenge,” Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO. “We thank Terry Finley and the West Point management team for their year-round commitment to the tournament, which has been one of our greatest success stories over the past six years.”
“Prestigious tournament play such as the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge has exploded in popularity over the last decade, and this is a natural fit for us, along with the championship racing the Breeders' Cup produces," said Terry Finley, Founder and President of West Point Thoroughbreds. "Many West Point Partners first became interested in Thoroughbred ownership via the handicapping experience."
The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is a $10,000 buy-in handicapping contest in a live money wagering format ($2,500 to prize pool and $7,500 betting bankroll). Contest wagers were limited to win, place, show, exacta and trifecta betting.