BCBC Betting Challenge 2017
Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Format
The Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge takes the form of a number of live and online qualifying tournaments. Winners of these feeder events earn a spot in the BCBC $1 million main event to be held during the Breeders' Cup World Championships on November 3rd and 4th, with the $10,000 entry fee paid, as well as consolation cash prizes. However, with only two weeks remaining to the Breeders' Cup, there are only four feeder tournaments left in which to qualify.
- 1st Place - $300,000
- 2nd Place - $200,000
- 3rd Place - $110,000
- 4th Place - $75,000
- 5th Place - $60,000
- 6th Place - $50,000
- 7th Place - $40,000
- 8th Place - $35,000
- 9th Place - $30,000
- 10th Place - $25,000
- 11th Place - $20,000
- 12th Place - $17,500
- 13th Place - $15,000
- 14th Place - $12,500
- 15th Place - $10,000
Handicapping Contest Rules
Of the remaining four feeder events, two are live events, and two others are what they call Pick and Pray events. Just as it sounds, live events take place as the selected races are ongoing. Just like in regular handicapping, players enter their selections just prior to each of the selected races.
In Pick and Pray events, all selections for all races must be entered prior to the first of the selected races being run. In other words, you are "locked in" to your picks for all races that are part of the event and can't change your selections after the day's event begins. In both cases, the Picks format is a very simple $2 Win/Place bet, with a payout cap of 20-1 on all Win bets, and 10-1 on all Place bets. At the end of the day's event, the player with the biggest bankroll wins.
Dates and Details
The two remaining Pick and Pray events for the BCBC are on Friday, October 27 and Sunday, October 29. Both of these events carry a $500 entry fee. The first of these is limited to 78 entries (although entry limits for all events could be expanded as per demand). There is a spot to be won for the BCBC main event for every 23 entries, with one gauranteed entry no matter how few people enter, nd three consolation prizes. In the second of these, there is also one main event prize to be won for every 23 entries, with one gauranteed spot and three consolation prizes.
The two remaining live events are both to be held on Saturday, October 28. The first of these has a $1000 fee, and will award one spot in the BCBC main event for every 11 participants, with one spot guaranteed with a minimum of 10 participants. The second has an entry fee of only $179, and will award one spot in the BCBC main event per 65 entries, with one spot guaranteed.
Wager on Breeders' Cup Future Bets
The exact races to be bet and the closing time for all four events will be determined during this upcoming week. For more information on entering any of these tournaments, see the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge website. And of course, you can bet the races any day of the week, including Breeders' Cup World Championships future bets, through an account with any quality racebook.
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