King of the Turf Handicapping Challenge information

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Kentucky Downs’ online, live-money King of the Turf Handicapping Challenge again will feature three stand-alone, one-day betting contests, this year starting on opening-day Thursday Aug. 31, Sunday Sept. 3 and Saturday Sept. 9.

Half of competitors’ buy-ins are earmarked for their live bankrolls with the remainder going toward purses and prizes, which include National Horseplayer Championship packages and $10,000 buy-in berths in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. The contest can be played online only through TVG/4NJBETS, Xpressbet or HPI (Canada). All contests are win, place, show, exacta or daily double wagering only.

For more information or to register, email King of the Turf tournament director Brian Skirka at [email protected].

Details:

Aug. 31: $400 buy-in, must bet a minimum of five races at $40 apiece. Based on 150 entries, the prize pool will consist of three NHC seats and $12,100 distributed to the top 10 finishers.

Sept. 3: $500 buy-in, must bet a minimum of five races at $50 apiece Based on 150 entries, the prize pool will consist of one BCBC seat, two NHC seats and $13,900 distributed to the top 10 finishers.

Sept. 9: $800 buy-in, must bet a minimum of five races at $80 apiece. Based on 150 entries, the prize pool will consist of two BCBC seats, three NHC seats and $19,100 distributed to the top 10 finishers.

The cumulative winner, who must compete in all three tournaments, will be feted as King of the Turf: National Turf Handicapping Champion, receiving a BCBC seat and the Global Tote belt at the 2024 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) awards dinner in Las Vegas.

Feeder tournaments have begun on horsetourneys.com. The winners of the feeder tournaments will receive a seat in all three contests.