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Countdown to the Cup Contest Continues Saturday

With Breeders’ Cup just weeks away, it pays to handicap the prep races at major tracks across the country to be ready for Nov. 1 and 2.

Countdown to the Cup, the free-to-enter handicapping contest that features the best horses on the way to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, pays weekly cash prizes and overall bonuses to the top players.

Keeneland opens its Fall meet Friday, and Saturday the Countdown to the Cup Contest includes the entire Keeneland card with its two graded stakes plus from Belmont the Champagne Stakes, Hill Prince Stakes, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, and Matron Stakes. Entry deadline this week is noon. Countdown to the Cup continues October 12 and 19.

Simply select one horse in each race and submit your entry card at the Clubhouse Information desk. Points will be awarded based on a mythical $20 across the board bet. A cap limits the points you can earn on a single race to 600 / 400 / 200.  Of course you must be 18 to play. Entrants must have an MVP Rewards card to play and can sign-up for membership and receive the card instantly at the MVP desk in the main entrance. There are also minimum wager requirements to receive full prize value.

Weekly Prizes for Top Scores:

1st:  $200 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll

($20 if minimum not met)

2nd-5th: $100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll

($10 if minimum not met)

Overall Prizes for Top Accumulated Scores:

1st – 5th: $100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll

($10 if minimum not met)

If you would like to reserve a clubhouse table for Breeders’ Cup visit here for the details and reserve online.