Los Alamitos to Host Challenge Handicapping Contest

A cash prize and two seats to the DRF/NTRA National Championship will be on the line on October 29.

Press release

Los Alamitos Racecourse will host a handicapping contest in conjuction with the Challenge Championships on October 29.

The Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association will offer a cash prize and two seats to the 2017 Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Championship in Las Vegas with a live-money night racing contest on October 29, the night of the Bank of America Challenge Championships.

The cost to enter the tournament is $300; from that amount, $50 will be placed in the contest prize pool with the remaining $250 going towards a live-money wagering card. Tournament races will include the entire Los Alamitos night racing card with permitted wagers including win, place, show and exactas. Every entry must bet at least $50 on five races, but there is no limit on the amount of races a contestant can play.

The player with the highest bankroll at the end of the day will be declared the winner and the player with the second-highest bankroll the runner-up, The winner will receive 40% of the prize pool. The remaining payoffs: 25% (second) 20% (third), 10% (fourth) and 5% (fifth). The top two finishers will also receive entry – including airfare and hotel accommodations – into next year's DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

The Bank of America Challenge Championships features an all stakes card of Quarter Horse racing featuring $1.1 million in purses. The racing card will feature five graded stakes races. 

The contest rules are available here. To sign up for the contest or for more information, contact Los Alamitos' marketing director Orlando Gutierrez at (714) 820-2690 or larace@losalamitos.com.

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