Six BCBC Qualifiers, New Tourneys Pegged to Pegasus World Cup and Hawthorne, Plus $26,000 Pick 6 Jackpot and Last Chances for Santa Anita Highlight 25 Featured Events This Weekend

It’s a busy weekend around here with five featured tourneys on Friday, eight on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. No fewer than six of those competitions involve the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge—now just two weeks away. The featured weekend action commences on Friday.

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Odds-on Favorite Relinquishes Lead in Stretch to Deprive John Esterbrook of $26,000 Pick 6 Jackpot Score; Final-race Hit Earns Marikate Carter Four Sunday Victories; Two-Time Champ Patrick McGoey Headed Back to the BCBC (Weekly Recap October 14-18)

History has repeated itself in the $8 Pick 6 Jackpot tourney…and not in a way we appreciate.

For the second straight week, the Jackpot seemed destined to fall—only to have the Racing Gods intervene and turn an imminent-seeming victory into a narrow, painful defeat. Two weekends ago, it happened to James Snyder, and this past Saturday, John Esterbrook was the victim.

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Five BCBC Qualifiers, Three NHC Play-Ins, New Qualifiers to SA Closing Day Challenge and Initial Feeders for Lucrative BC Cash Games Just Some of the Weekend Highlights

It seldom takes much prodding to get excited for Breeders’ Cup weekend (Nov. 6-7), and this year it’s one of the few big events that’s actually taking place during its customary spot on the calendar! In case you could still use some extra reasons to get enthused, though, be aware of three big cash tourneys will be hosting to help make a big weekend even bigger.

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Heartbreaking Defeat for James Snyder in Pick 6 Jackpot Tourney; Jeff Joffrion Nets Pair of Monday BCBC Entries; Michael Beychok Headed Back to the NHC (Weekly Recap October 7-12)

For every big score that we are fortunate enough to experience as horseplayers, it seems that there are a dozen (conservatively) that just elude our grasp. On the pain scale, James Snyder’s close call on Sunday had to be worth at least two dozen.

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Five Guaranteed NHC Seats, Four Certain BCBC Entries and Last Chance for Keeneland Among the Weekend Highlights

Eighteen featured events are on the slate this weekend as we march onward to the Breeders’ Cup (where even more lucrative tourneys await). Whether your focus is money, the NHC, the BCBC, the $150,000 Guaranteed Flo-Cal Faceoff or all of the above, you’ll find plenty this weekend to entertain and engage you. It all starts on Friday.

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Mack McClyment Wins $26,987 in Preakness Day Event; Eric Moomey Picks & Prays His Way to $13,253 at the Same Time; Another Triumph for Exacta Tourney Specialist Frank Fosbre (Weekly Recap September 30-October 4)

It wasn’t a Spa & Surf Showdown or Flo-Cal Faceoff weekend around here…but thanks in good measure to the better-late-than-never Preakness Stakes, more than $162,000 still went flying out the door last week—and that was just in our marquee events. The featured tourney fun—and winning—got rolling on Wednesday.

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Fourteen-Race, All-Stakes Race Menu to Serve as the Test for Players on Preakness Day During $50,000 and $20,000 Guaranteed Cash Tourneys—Two of Twenty-One Featured Events This Weekend

We have $80,000 in Guaranteed cash headed out the door across three featured cash tourneys on Preakness day. If you like stakes races, Saturday just might be your day as all 14-contest races that day will be of the added-money variety. Pimlico and the Preakness serve as the centerpiece of an exciting weekend with 21 featured competitions with plenty of NHC, BCBC, Flo-Cal Faceoff and Keeneland entries up for grabs as well. The fun begins on Friday.

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Free Saturday Tourney Offers Three of Seven Guaranteed NHC Seats to be Won During a Weekend that Also Includes Last-Chance Santa Anita Qualifier, $25,000 Cash Game and More

It’s hard to keep up with the sporting calendar this year (as evidenced by the fact that the Preakness is a week from Saturday). Among all the other “how-can-this-be’s?” is the fact that we’re also already up to the final free NHC qualifier for the 2020 season. It takes place on Saturday, and it’s one of 21 marquee games this weekend.

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