With the Breeders’ Cup just a couple of weeks away, Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge qualifiers at HorsePlayers are more popular than ever…so we have five of them (all guaranteed) this weekend.
Your first opportunity to earn a coveted place in the world’s most prestigious live-bankroll competition comes on Friday.
It comes in the form of a $500 Low Ratio Pick & Pray. At least one $10,000 BCBC entry is certain to be won in this test, whose winning ratio is 1-per-23.
There’s also a $75 NHC Pick & Pray on Friday at HorsePlayers. It offers two guaranteed seats to the 2022 event as well as potentially valuable NHC Tour Points if you finish in the top 10 percent of the field. The winning ratio is 1-per-143. Remember—you must be a 2021 NHC Tour member, prior to the start of the contest, in order to be eligible for an NHC package in this or any other NHC qualifier. If you’re not a member, you can become one quickly and easily at NTRA.com for a $50 membership fee.
Of course, we offer our usual robust slate of featured games on Friday right here at HorseTourneys.
The day’s HT Tour event is our $15,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Pick & Pray. You can participate for $190, and there is no limit as to how high the purse could rise.
We offer one Flo-Cal Faceoff qualifier per weekend day on each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday’s will be a $118 Pick & Pray with a 1-per-15 winning ratio. Winners receive a $1,500 entry into the $250,000 Guaranteed, all-cash tournament here in early January.
There’s also a play-in on each weekend day for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Last Chance tournament, to be contested on BC Eve, Thursday, November 4. One of every 15 entries in Friday’s qualifier will earn a $1,000 entry for the 4th…which can be played on track at Del Mar or at Xpressbet.
You can pick up a $1,500 entry on Friday to the October 31 Santa Anita Closing Day Challenge (playable at Xpressbet). An entry fee of $118 gets you in the door for this 1-per-15 qualifier.
The Treasure Island Wager to Win qualifier moves to Friday this week. It’s a $79 Pick & Pray with winners grabbing a $1,000 entry for the November 5th contest on the Las Vegas Strip. The winning ratio is 1-in-15.
Contest races for the Friday features are the 8th and 9th from Belmont; the 8th through 10th at Keeneland; and races 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 from north of the border at Woobine—10 races in total.
Since last week was a “Live-format” weekend at HorseTourneys, this week is a “Pick & Pray” weekend with all five features here operating under the “set-it-and-forget-it” parameters.
One of the five is Saturday’s HT Tour event, our $30,000 Guaranteed No Limit Pick & Pray. You can try your luck (and skill) for a buy-in of $350.
Another is our Pick & Pray qualifier for the BCBC Last Chance tournament on Thursday, November 4. The entry fee here is again just $79.
Saturday’s Flo-Cal Faceoff play-in will also be a Pick & Pray. An upfront stake of $118 gets you into the action. Win this, and you will compete for a purse of at least a quarter of a million dollars in January.
Our high-end Saturday Big Bucks game is always run as a Pick & Pray. It’s an “up-to-$20,000” tourney, with a purse guarantee of $10,000. Entries—at $1,150 each—are limited to 20 (unless we get a late arrival or two from last-minute Saturday feeders…in which case the pot will exceed $20,000). Payouts go just to the top three finishers with the winner collecting 70 percent of the net pool, the runner up getting 20 percent, and the third-place finisher picking up the remaining 10 percent.
The $15 Jackpot Pick 4 tourneys are also always run as Pick & Prays. Saturday’s has a carryover of $3,971. In our Pick 4 Jackpot games, going four-for-four means you win or share the Jackpot. (You don’t have to be the only winner.) Meanwhile, 70% of the daily net pool gets paid out to players via the traditional $2.00 win/place scoring system. The other 30% goes to the Jackpot pool. Entries in these Jackpot Pick 4 tourneys are limited to three per person.
Saturday’s Pick 4 Jackpot races are the 7th, 9th and 10th at Keeneland and race 9 from Belmont. Three of the four races are stakes.
There are two guaranteed Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge qualifiers on Saturday at HorsePlayers.
One is a $179 Live-format play-in with one $10,000 BCBC entry guaranteed. The winning ratio is 1-per-65.
The other also guarantees one grand prize, but it’s a Super Low Ratio qualifier with an entry fee of $1,000 and a winning ratio of 1 in just 11. It, too, will be run in Live format.
The 12 featured-tourney races for Saturday are the 8th through 11th (all stakes) from Laurel, where it will be Maryland Million Day; the 6th, 8th and 9th at Belmont; and the 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th from Keeneland. All together, eight of the 12 races are stakes.
On Sunday, eight featured events are on the menu—two at HorsePlayers and six here at HorseTourneys.
Our third of three weekend qualifiers to January’s $250,000 Guaranteed Flo-Cal Faceoff takes place on Sunday. It’s a Pick & Pray with an admission price of $118, and one of every 15 will garner a paid-up $1,500 berth.
Also in play for a third straight day is the BCBC Last Chance tournament with another $79 Pick & Pray. The winning ratio is 1-per-15 and the grand prize is a $1,000 entry to the Thursday November 4th contest, which can be played on track at Del Mar or at Xpressbet.
Sunday’s HT Tour event is our $20,000 Guaranteed, No Limit Pick & Pray. Entries cost $195 each.
The Sunday Big Bucks tourney is always run in Live format. It’s an up-to-$20,000 test with $7,500 Guaranteed and an entry fee of $1,150. Entries are limited to 20, and payouts go strictly to the first three finishers.
There’s also a $179 NHC qualifier in the Sunday lineup. It’s a Live-format tourney with two seats guaranteed.
Our other Sunday feature here at HorseTourneys is the $15 Pick 4 Jackpot tourney (always a Pick & Pray). The Jackpot amount will depend on how many played in the Saturday Pick 4 Jackpot tourney—and whether anyone went a perfect 4-for-4. Check our website or our Twitter feed starting on Saturday night for updates.
There are two Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge qualifiers on Sunday at HorsePlayers.
For $500, you can play a Live-format, Low Ratio qualifier with a winning ratio of 1-per-23. At least one $10,000 entry is certain to be awarded.
Or…you could double your theoretical chances by doubling your (non-theoretical) entry fee. Our Super Low Ratio BCBC Pick & Pray, costs $1,000 per entry, and the winning ratio is 1-per-11. Again, one seat is guaranteed.
Good luck with your wagers/contest play this weekend…and enjoy all the football/baseball/hockey/(and now) basketball too.