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Countdown to the Cup and Perfect Pick this weekend

2014 Keeneland Press Conference announcing the arrival of 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland


Countdown to the Cup Saturday

The free-to-enter Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Contest continues Saturday with racing from Santa Anita. Featured are five Grade 1 events including the Zenyatta Stakes where super-mare Beholder is expected to start.
Last Saturday the Countdown contest track was Churchill Downs, and very chalky race results were the norm with six of the 11 winners paying $6.60 or less to win. Only about 1,800 total points were available.
Here are the weekly Countdown to the Cup winners:

LAWRENCE VITEK    1145 PTS    $250 prize
RICKY GRANGROTH  1028 PTS   $100 prize
JACKIE HALVORSON  1022 PTS   $100 prize
JERRY LANE   1020 PTS    $100 prize
PENNY REUBEN  1013 PTS    $25 prize

Perfect Pick pot $3,000
There were no players correctly selecting all winners of the 10 pro football games last Sunday so the prize pool grows to $3,000 for this Sunday’s round of Perfect Pick. Entry deadline is noon. There is no entry fee to participate but minimum wagering requirements must be met for maximum prize payouts.

Breeders’ Cup Stats Site
Updated statistics on the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, 1984-2014, are available here:

Great information for the statistically inclined.  All the BC records are here, sortable by jockey, trainer, owner, state, and so on.