Attention heavy-hitting handicappers out there, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge live qualifying tournament is at Del Mar this weekend, July 25-26. The action shifts to Saratoga August 12-13.
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. Last year’s event featured 287 players and $730,000 in prize money.
The BCBC will be held at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky on October 30 and October 31, 2015. Qualified players will enjoy first class access on Breeders’ Cup Friday and Saturday with Third Floor Grandstand Dining seats and buffet lunch each day. Players can also participate from satellite locations at Aqueduct, Del Mar, Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Wynn Las Vegas.
West Point Thoroughbreds is partnering with the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge qualifying tournaments at Del Mar (July 25-26), Saratoga (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,” said 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, said Terry Finley, Founder and President of West Point Thoroughbreds. “Many West Point Partners first became interested in Thoroughbred ownership via the handicapping experience. We’re thrilled to be involved with this year’s event.”