Registration for the 2013 Road to the Breeders’ Cup is now open on Saturdays through August 2, located on the second floor of the grandstand near Elevator C.
The contest begins with a number of races on Saturday, July 13 and continues through the Breeders’ Cup on November 1 and 2. The top two finishers will win entries into the Coast Casinos Horseplayers World Series in March 2014.
Please see below for complete rules. Click here for eligible races.
Please note that the Breeders’ Cup has announced the lineup for the two days, and some of the race orders have been changed. For purposes of the Road to the Breeders’ Cup Contest, the $20.00 across the board wagers will be made on ALL Breeders’ Cup Championship races. There will be five BC races on Friday, November 1 and nine BC races on Saturday, November 2.
2013 Keeneland Simulcasting Road to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Rules
Contestants must be at least 21 years old by December 31, 2013.
Keeneland employees, mutuel clerks and employees of United Tote and Turf Catering are ineligible to participate in this contest.
Contestants may register and receive their swipeable game card at the table on the second floor near Elevator C beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
If you have played in previous Road to the Crown or Road to the Breeders’ Cup contests, you may use the same card. Registration will continue on Saturdays through Saturday, August 2, 2013. There may be only one entry per person.
The contest will consist of approximately 89 races plus 15 Breeders’ Cup races (See attached).
Any change of date for a contest-eligible stakes race will eliminate that race from the contest and there will be no substitutions. Any cancellation of win, place and/or show wagering also eliminates that race from the contest. There will be no replacement races.
Players will be able to make imaginary $5 across-the-board wagers on a single horse for all contest races (see attached) from July 13, 2013 through September 21, 2013. Players will be able to make imaginary $10 across-the-board wagers on a single horse for all contest races from September 22, 2013 through October 26, 2013. On Breeders’ Cup days, Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, players may make $20 across-the-board bets on a single horse in each Breeders’ Cup race.
Players must make their wagers at the “Contest Only” windows.
If a late scratch occurs in any contest race, the actual post time favorite (at the host track) will be substituted, provided the contestant has placed an imaginary wager on the race.
There is a 20-1 “cap” on the win wager ($42 maximum payoff), a 10-1 “cap” on the place wager ($22 payoff) and a 5-1 “cap” ($12 payoff) on the show wager.
Official standings are based on imaginary “winnings” only. Contestants will not be credited for races not bet and there will be no credit for cancelled pools.
Weekly standings will be posted at www.keeneland.com and on selected television monitors throughout the plant, with the current top ten list available for viewing at the information window on the second floor.
At the conclusion of the Keeneland Simulcasting Road to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge on Saturday, November 2, 2013, the top two contestants with the most challenge dollars in their imaginary bankrolls will be declared first and second place winners and will win the prize of a trip, including a $400 credit for airfare, hotel and $400 for expenses, to the Coast Casinos Horseplayer World Series in Las Vegas, scheduled for March 27-29th, 2014; with $500 to third; $250 to fourth and $150 to fifth. Players who finish sixth through tenth will receive a $100 Keeneland Shop gift card.
If either of the first two finishers cannot accept the trip to Las Vegas for any reason, the third place finisher shall be the replacement. A first or second place finisher will not be entitled to any further compensation if unable to compete in the Coast Casinos Horseplayer World Series in Las Vegas and any expense money must be returned to Keeneland immediately.
In the event of a tie, based on total winnings, the player who selected the longest priced winner on Breeders’ Cup day will win the placing, followed by the next highest price winner that day and so on. If still tied, the player who selected the highest priced winner during the entire Keeneland Breeders’ Cup Challenge will win that placing.
By registering to play, contestants agree that all disputes shall be settled by the contest administrator.