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Play 2016 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge online exclusively with TwinSpires

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TwinSpires Staff

August 26th, 2016

Edited Press Release

The Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with TwinSpires.com, Friday announced that for the first time fans can now register and play online in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), exclusively with Twinspires.com.

Now in its eighth year, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge powered by Twinspires.com will crown the winner with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held this year at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., November 4-5. The 2016 BCBC, Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live money tournament, will have an estimated prize pool of more than $1-million based on a minimum of 400 entries.

Another new feature to the 2016 BCBC is that players can now have two entries in the tournament.

Participants who want to play the BCBC online can register for the tournament exclusively at www.twinspires.com/bcbc by Friday, October 28. TwinSpires.com, the Official Betting Partner of the Breeders’ Cup and the Official Online Provider of the BCBC, welcomes all Breeders’ Cup wagering.

In addition to the players at the Santa Anita host site and those getting into the action via TwinSpires.com, Aqueduct Racetrack in New York, Churchill Downs in Kentucky, and Gulfstream Park in Florida are the BCBC satellite locations this year.

For compete 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge rules and information, go to www.breedersup.com/bcbc

“On behalf of the Breeders’ Cup and our partner, TwinSpires.com, we are very excited to announce the expansion of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge to allow horseplayers to play online on their personal devices,” said Tim Schram, BCBC Tournament Director. “The play online is a direct result of the popularity and intense interest in the BCBC we have seen over the past eight years and we are thrilled to widen the competition options for all players.”

“We are also pleased to be working with the New York Racing Association at Aqueduct, Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park as satellite locations for this year’s tournament,” Schram added.

“We are delighted to further our multi-year sponsorship deal as the Official Betting Partner of the Breeders’ Cup and to provide some true innovation for horse players everywhere,” said Ian Williams Vice President of Twinspires.com. “For anyone that can’t make it out to Santa Anita, you don’t need to miss out on the action — in what will surely be the largest horse racing contest in history,” Williams said.

For the 2016 BCBC, a $2,500 buy-in and $7,500 betting bankroll ($10,000 total) is required of each player. All buy-in monies are applied to the prize pool. Players can bet into the Win, Place, Show, Exacta, and Trifecta pools with their $7,500 bankroll over the two days and keep all monies earned from their betting.

Players can earn a free entry into the BCBC by winning a Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifying Tournament. For details on upcoming live and online qualifying tournaments, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.

Fans can follow the social conversation all year long on the road to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge using #BCBC.

The 2015 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge set a record in player participation with 222 players at Keeneland and another 100 entering from satellite locations at Belmont Park, Del Mar, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita Park, representing a 12 percent increase in player participation from 2014. Contest handle for all players in the BCBC at Keeneland and the satellite locations was nearly $4,225,000.

Tommy Massis of Toronto won the 2015 BCBC. Massis built his starting bankroll of $7,500 into $90,682, and when combined with the $230,000 first-place prize, Massis totaled winnings of $320,682.

About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 (grade I) races and purses totalling $28 million, will be held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site,www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms,FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About Twinspires

TwinSpires.com is the official betting site of the Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup, and the Churchill Downs Inc. family of tracks. Players who wager with TwinSpires receive free handicapping information from the official data source of the Kentucky Derby, Brisnet.com. To open an account, visit TwinSpires.com, call 1-877-SPIRES-1 (1-877-774-7371), or download our app from the Apple Store.

 

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