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Keeneland’s $400 Spring Challenge and Grade One Gamble Dates Announced

January 11, 2019

Continuing a long tradition of support for the National Horseplayers Championship and the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, Keeneland is proud to announce the dates of TWO big handicapping tournaments during the 2019 Spring Meet.

On Saturday, April 13, we will conduct a live bankroll tournament, the Keeneland $400 Spring Challenge, a $400 buy-in with a live bankroll of $250 and $150 prize fund fee.  Players will be able to wager any amount on any race at Keeneland, with no minimum wagers or minimum number of races.  This tournament may be played from anywhere on the track; all tickets and admissions must be handled separately by the player.  Please click here for a complete set of rules.  Entries are available online on February 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

On Sunday, April 14, the prestigious Grade One Gamble returns, with a $3,000 buy-in and as many as 6 spots in the BCBC and 10 in the NHC up for grabs.  This tournament will be held in the Lexington/Kentucky Room with the best seats in the house. This year we have use of the entire room, so your guest may sit with you, and the dress code has been relaxed to business casual; no more ties required!   Please click here for a complete set of rules.  Entries are available online on February 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM and players registering for the Grade One Gamble may also enter the Saturday tournament with one process.

We hope that many players will take advantage of the scheduling to compete in both tournaments and have a great Keeneland weekend.

Please contact Jim Goodman at jgoodman@keeneland.comor 859-288-4261 with questions.