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Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Contest Begins Saturday

Free to Enter
Saturdays • September 23 – October 28

$600 in weekly prizes

Every Saturday features a new slate of races and a new chance to win a betting bankroll in Countdown to the Cup.  Simply select one horse in each race at the featured track.  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. The caps are set at 600 points to win, 400 to place and 200 to show.  The entry deadline is first post of the contest track. This week the contest track is Belmont so deadline is 12:30 pm.  Entrants must be at least 18 years old and all entrants must have an MVP Rewards account which is free.  Entry cards must be submitted by the entrant. Entering for another person that is not on site is bad form and is against the rules.

Accumulated Points:   Prizes will be awarded for accumulated point totals at the conclusion of the tournament on Oct. 28. Each player’s lowest individual-day score will be subtracted from their six-day total to arrive at their final score. If a player should choose not to play in any of the six individual contests a score of zero will be awarded for each of those individual days.

Weekly Prizes:

$200 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll to 1st

($20 if minimum not met)

$100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th

($10 if minimum not met)

There is prize money for those that do not wager using their MVP Rewards card but for those that wager at least $20 on the contest date, full prize money is awarded.  Wagers made at any track count toward the very low minimum but the MVP Rewards card must be used to track play.

Overall Prizes for Accumulated Points:

$300 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll to 1st – 5th

($100 if minimum not met)

Countdown To The Cup contests tracks
September 23 – Belmont
September 30 – Belmont
October 7 – Keeneland
Ocotber 14 – Keeneland
October 21 – Keeneland
October 28 – Keeneland

Fast Babies

Three of the top five 2-year-old Beyer Speed Figures were earned at Canterbury Park. Amy’s Challenge has the two highest and Mr. Jagermeister, a Minnesota bred colt, is tied for the third highest.

2-year-olds: male or female 
through 09/19/2017
Amy’s Challenge CBY 16 Sep 6F 92
Amy’s Challenge CBY 06 Aug 5 1/2F 91
Bet She Wins AP 09 Sep 7F 90
Honorable Treasure SAR 19 Aug 7F 90
Mr. Jagermeister CBY 16 Sep 6F 90
Dream It Is SAR 21 Jul 6F 89
Soutache GP 02 Sep 7F 89
World of Trouble GP 02 Sep 7F 89
Pure Silver SAR 12 Aug 6 1/2F 88
Airtouch SAR 12 Aug 7F 86
Ezmosh CD 16 Sep 1M 86
Mojovation SAR 29 Jul 6F 86
Oskar Blues SAR 12 Aug 7F 86
Princess Warrior CD 16 Sep 6F 86
Separationofpowers SAR 30 Jul 6F 86
Sporting Chance SAR 04 Sep 7F 86
Texas Wedge DMR 21 Jul 5 1/2F 86
Bolt d’Oro DMR 04 Sep 7F 85
Free Drop Billy SAR 04 Sep 7F 85
Gas Station Sushi DMR 06 Aug 6 1/2F 85
Givemeaminit SAR 04 Sep 7F 85
Run Away SA 03 Jul 5 1/2F 85
Soul of Discretion CBY 25 Aug 5F 85


Visit Minnesota Racing Commission for details.