Registration for Thoroughbred racing's biggest live-money handicapping tournament, the 2022 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), is now open.
The Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, now in its 14th year, annually draws the top horseplayers from around North America and will crown the winner with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships. This year's Breeders' Cup will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4-5.
The 2022 BCBC total cash prize pool is expected to be $1.25 million based upon a minimum of 500 players registered. Players may participate in the BCBC from Keeneland (host site), official satellite locations at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Players can also participate online at TVG.com ― the official wagering partner of the Breeders' Cup ― Xpressbet.com, NYRA Bets (non-New York State residents only), 4NJBets.com (New Jersey residents only) and HPIbet.com (Canadian residents only).
To register now and view the complete 2022 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge rules and information, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.
For the 2022 BCBC, a $2,500 buy-in and $7,500 betting bankroll ($10,000 total) are required of each player. All buy-in monies are applied to the prize pool. Players can bet into the Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and Daily Double pools with their $7,500 bankroll over the two days (22 races) and keep all monies earned from their betting.
"Top horseplayers wait all year for a chance to make big scores betting on the world's best Thoroughbreds in the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge ― the ultimate test in live-money tournaments," said Tim Schram, BCBC Tournament Director. "We're very excited to again offer players the opportunity to participate live at Keeneland, at our satellite locations, or with our wagering partners."
Horseplayers can still take advantage of earning a free entry into the BCBC by winning a Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Qualifying contest. For details on upcoming live qualifying contests visit BreedersCup.com/BCBC and for online qualifying contests visit HorsePlayers.com.
Lifted by a $33,000 win wager on Knicks Go in the $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), Matt Miller, from Chicago, won the 2021 BCBC at Del Mar, which featured a record 534 entrants. The tournament players generated an all-time contest-record wagering handle of $6,920,092 betting all 22 races over the two-day program