Two Santa Anita Longshots Propel Alan Levitt to a Victory Worth $206,443 in Second Annual Flo-Cal Faceoff

Though much of the $570,373 Flo-Cal Faceoff seemed dominated by short prices, there were a couple of cap horses out there during the two-day competition, and Alan Levitt of Baltimore capitalized on both of them—including 29-1 Five Pics Please in the final contest race—to score an improbable, come-from-behind victory worth a total of $206,443.

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The $338,000 (and Counting) Flo-Cal Faceoff plus Higher-Guarantee Cash Games on Friday and Sunday Highlight Blockbuster Weekend at HorseTourneys

The Flo-Cal Faceoff is finally upon us.

Already we know that the purse for this year’s event will exceed last year’s—by a lot. In 2020, Thomas Blosser won $87,000 from a final purse of $225,000. As of Thursday afternoon—with over a full day of qualifying plus buy-ins still to go—the pot sits at $338,512. 

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Crowded Qualifiers Bump Saturday’s Flo-Cal Faceoff Purse up to $306,000; Dennis Montoro Captures Cash Contests on Consecutive Days; Heartbreaking Finish to Pick 4 Jackpot Tourney (Weekly Recap, December 30-January 3)

The field for Saturday and Sunday’s Flo-Cal Faceoff now numbers 231 as 17 qualifiers last week added 51 to the roster of participants. That means that the purse for the two-day, Gulfstream and Santa Anita full-card extravaganza now sits at $306,652, and there are still three solid days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) of qualifying—and five solid days of buying in—still ahead.

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Thirty-Four Featured Events, Including 13 Flo-Cal Faceoff Qualifiers and Three BCBC Play-Ins, Ring in the New Year at HorseTourneys and HorsePlayers

At $238,950, the purse for the January 9-10 Flo-Cal Faceoff has already exceeded the level of the 2020 event ($225,000) when Thomas Blosser won and took home $87,000.The next few days represent the final weekend of qualifying for the Faceoff, and we’ll be offering no fewer than 13 direct qualifiers that figure to drive the pot considerably higher. 

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Christmas Comes Early for James Lisowsky; Kevin Willett Records Wednesday and Friday Victories; Jeff Van Drie Picks Eight Winners; Another Week Without Bombs…Almost (Weekly Recap, December 16-20)

Last week we commented how rare it seemed to have no cap horses come into play in any of the featured tourneys. We may have been incorrect in describing it as rare, though, because almost the same thing happened this past week.

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