Handicapping Contests Saturday Offer Opportunity

The free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest is just one of three opportunities for players to use their handicapping acumen for additional gain on Saturday. R2K will use the Del Mar card that begins at 4pm and features the Shared Belief Stakes, a Derby prep add-on as we head toward the September 5th Run For The Roses. Players select one horse in each race and earn points based on mutuel payoffs. Best scores earn cash. This giveaway takes place weekly in the Racebook.

The ongoing Dog Days Super Satellites on Saturday offer a chance to advance to a Sept. 6 Satellite and then to the Dog Days event itself. Entry fee to the Super is $10 per track. Contest tracks are Saratoga, Gulfstream and Del Mar, using the first eight races at each.

An immediate entry to the 24th annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament can be won in The Lost Spring Satellite. The entry fee to this is $100 with one player for each five entries winning a $550 entry to the Dog Days on Sept. 12-13 which feeds to the $3 million National Horseplayers Championship.  The Lost Spring format is selecting one horse in each of 10 mandatory races and making one of the selections worth double points. Points are earned based on across-the-board payouts. Again there will be one winner for each five entries.  Click above to see the rules and the races.

Spring Tune-Up Super Satellites Begin This Week With New Twist

The nine-week series of Spring Tune-Up Super Satellite Handicapping Contests begin this week, culminating in the Satellite Contest April 11 that will award three entries to the 24th annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Contest and three entries to the Ultimate NHC Handicapping Contest, both in September.

The Super Satellites run Thursday through Saturday each week. There is a $10 entry fee for each contest with the highest individual score from each three-day contest period determining the winner. One player for each 10 entries will win a $100 entry to the April 11 Spring Tune-Up Satellite.

For this series a new rule has been implemented.

NEW RULE:  Players may enter more than once per day. Players may enter up to three $10 Super Satellite contests each week choosing from Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday. Three selected tracks (eight races at each track) are offered each of the days.  Players can enter three contests in one day (no more than one entry per track per day) if they so choose but total entries for a contest week cannot exceed three. Each entry is $10 per contest track with a limit of three per week.

This rule change may benefit the weekend warriors that cannot make Thursday or Friday but want to maximize their entries and those that handicap only to arrive to find races are rained of the grass or the track is muddy and scratches abound.

Here is a list of all contest tracks for the nine weeks.

Basic Contest Rules:

• Select one horse in each of eight contest races. Points awarded based on a mythical $20 across the board wager.

• One player for every 10 entries from each super satellite session will win a $100 entry into the Spring Tune-Up Satellite Contest on April 11, 2020.

Cash bonus for player with highest individual score in the contest span.

Contest Sessions:  Feb. 6-8, Feb. 13-15, Feb. 20-22, Feb. 27-29, March 5-7, March 12-14, March 19-21, March 26-28, April 2-4

Complete rules can be found here.