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Santa Anita Autumn Doubleheader

Horseplayers, let’s play two. The 2018 Doubleheader at Santa Anita Park consists of two separate, one-day handicapping contests. Prizes will include cash and entries into the country’s biggest handicapping tournaments – the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), 2019 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and 2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship. Play on-track at Santa Anita or online at Xpressbet.

Saturday, October 6 Tournament – Buy In

  • $3,000 Total Buy-In, split between:
    • $2,000 Live Tournament Bankroll
    • $1,000 Entry Fee (100% of Entry Fees will be paid out as prizes)
  • You must have an account balance of $3,000 or more to register for this tournament.
  • Maximum of two entries per person.
  • All tournament participants must be a member of the NHC Tour prior to the start of the contest in order to participate in the NHC in Las Vegas.
  • NHC Tour Points will be awarded in this tournament.

Sunday, October 7 Tournament – Buy In

  • $3,000 Total Buy-In, split between:
    • $2,000 Live Tournament Bankroll
    • $1,000 Entry Fee (100% of Entry Fees will be paid out as prizes)
  • You must have an account balance of $3,000 or more to register for this tournament.
  • Maximum of two entries per person.
  • All tournament participants must be a member of the NHC Tour prior to the start of the contest in order to participate in the NHC in Las Vegas.
  • NHC Tour Points will be awarded in this tournament.

Saturday, October 6 Tournament – Prizes (Based on 90 entries)

  • Two Entries to the 2019 National Handicapping Championship (NHC), including hotel and airfare.
  • One Entry to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).
  • One Entry to the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship in January 2019, including a $600 travel voucher.
  • Two Entries to the Sunday, October 7 Santa Anita Autumn Doubleheader Tournament ($3,000 value, per entry).
  • $55,000 in cash, paid to the first five finishers.

Sunday, October 7 Tournament – Prizes (Based on 90 entries)

  • Two Entries to the 2019 National Handicapping Championship (NHC), including hotel and airfare.
  • Two Entries to the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship in January 2019, including a $600 travel voucher.
  • Two Entries to the 2019 National Handicapping Championship (NHC), including hotel and airfare.
  • One Entry to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).
  • $50,000 in cash, paid to the first five finishers.

Both Tournaments – Format

  • Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double wagers on all Santa Anita races and Races 8 – 10 each day at Keeneland.
  • Players must bet at least $300 on a minimum of three races.
  • Players must wager their entire $2,000 bankroll.
  • No maximum wagers.


2018 Santa Anita Autumn Doubleheader Official Rules

CONTEST DATE:

These are separate, one-day contests. Players are not required to play in both contests.

CONTEST 1: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 - $3,000 Buy-in

CONTEST 2: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 - $3,000 Buy-in

CONTEST LOCATIONS:

On-Track: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007
Online: www.xpressbet.com

MAXIMUM ENTRIES:

Players may enter a maximum of two (2) entries per person, per contest. These are separate, one-day contests. Players are not required to play in both contests.

Santa Anita Park and Xpressbet will host a total of two (2) separate one-day, live money handicapping contests as part of The 2018 Autumn Doubleheader. Contest 1 will take place at Santa Anita and online at www.xpressbet.com on Saturday, October 6, 2018 while Contest 2 will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

1. PLAYER’S BANKROLL:

These are “real money” handicapping contests with players competing with live money wagers.

Contest 1 Bankroll: Contest 1 will occur on Saturday, October 6, 2018 and require a $3,000 buy-in, per entry, with $2,000 placed toward the player’s bankroll, and the remaining $1,000 allocated toward the prize pool.

Contest 2 Bankroll: Contest 2 will occur on Sunday, October 7, 2018 and require a $3,000 buy-in, per entry, with $2,000 placed toward the player’s bankroll, and the remaining $1,000 allocated toward the prize pool.

On-Track Participation: Players that choose to compete on-track at Santa Anita Park will receive at the beginning of the contest a wagering card that has the bankroll for each of their paid entries. This wagering card must be used for all wagers that are placed for contest purposes.

Online Participation: Players that choose to compete online at www.xpressbet.com will have a separate Contest account for each entry they purchase. Each Contest account will have the bankroll for each of a player’s paid entries into a contest. To participate in any of these contests, follow instructions at www.xpressbet.com/santa-anita-autumn-doubleheader . Players must have an Xpressbet account in good standing to play online.

At the conclusion of each respective contest, any dollar amount remaining on the wagering card or within the Xpressbet Contest account remains the property of the player. Xpressbet will transfer funds from the Contest account back to the player’s primary Xpressbet account at the conclusion of each respective contest.

2. TO ENTER:

Participants may choose to compete in any of these contests by playing online at xpressbet.com, or on-track at Santa Anita Park. There is a maximum of two (2) entries per person, per contest. Players may enter as many contests as they may like.

DEADLINES TO ENTER EACH CONTEST:

CONTESTDATE OF CONTESTDEADLINE TO ENTER
Contest 1 ($3,000 Buy-In)Saturday, October 6, 2018On-Track: 2:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 6, 2018. A second entry may be purchased up until the start of the third-to-last race at Santa Anita Park.

Online: 2:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Contest 2 ($3,000 Buy-In)Sunday, October 7, 2018On-Track: 2:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, October 7, 2018. A second entry may be purchased up until the start of the third-to-last race at Santa Anita Park.

Online: 2:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Xpressbet.com Entries:

Online registration begins Monday, October 1, 2018. To participate in the contest, follow instructions at www.xpressbet.com/santa-anita-autumn-doubleheader. Players must have an Xpressbet account in good standing to play online. The player must have sufficient funds in their Xpressbet account to cover the Buy-In to complete registration. Registration must be completed for each entry purchased. Please see above a table listing the deadline to enter each contest.

On-Track Entries:

Individuals that would like to participate on-track at Santa Anita Park may enter by: phone, online, by mail, or at the Eddie Logan Suite the day of the event (walk-up entry). Accepted payment methods for on-track entries are check, credit card, and/or cash. Personal checks will not be accepted after Monday, October 1, 2018. Please see above a table listing the deadline to enter each contest.

Enter By Phone to Play On-Track:

To enter by phone, please contact (626) 574-6384 and inquire about the 2018 Autumn Doubleheader.

Enter Online:

Players may enter online the following ways:

  1. To participate in the contest on-track at Santa Anita Park, visit: www.santaanita.com/contests.
  2. To participate in the contest online at xpressbet.com, visit: www.xpressbet.com/santa-anita-autumn-doubleheader.

Enter by Mail to Play On-Track:

To enter the contest by mail send a check payable to Los Angeles Turf Club.

Checks should be sent to:

Santa Anita Park
Attn: Nate Newby
285 West Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007

No personal checks will be accepted after Monday, October 1, 2018. Only cash and credit cards will be accepted to purchase an entry during the week of the contests.

On-Track Walk-Up Entries:

Walk-up entries are accepted at the Eddie Logan Suite (located in the eastern end of the Club House) the day of the contest(s). Only cash or credit card payments will be accepted. Participants must provide a valid government issued ID to a contest official. Walk-up entries will not be accepted after each contest’s respective deadline to enter (See Item 2 – Deadlines to Enter).

3. TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

For each contest, tournament races will include:

CONTESTDATE OF CONTESTTOURNAMENT RACES
Contest 1 ($3,000 Buy-In)Saturday, October 6, 2018ALL Santa Anita live races on Saturday, October 6, 2018 –PLUS- Races 8 – 10 from Keeneland.
Contest 2 ($3,000 Buy-In)Sunday, October 7, 2018ALL Santa Anita live races on Sunday, October 7, 2018 –PLUS- Races 8 – 10 from Keeneland.

WAGER FORMAT:

For each contest, permitted wagers will include: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and Daily Double. No Superfecta, Super High 5, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pick 6 wagers will be permitted in these contests.

REQUIRED BETTING MINIMUMS:

CONTESTDATE OF CONTESTREQUIRED BET MIN.
Contest 1 ($3,000 Buy-In)Saturday, October 6, 2018Must play a minimum of 3 races at $300, or more, per race and must wager entire $2,000 bankroll, per entry.
Contest 2 ($3,000 Buy-In)Sunday, October 7, 2018Must play a minimum of 3 races at $300, or more, per race and must wager entire $2,000 bankroll, per entry.

There are no maximums in regard to the amount a player is permitted to wager. Players may wager as much as they want, including winnings from their bankroll, whenever they wish. Should a player fail to bet the required minimum(s) per entry on a respective contest date, they may be disqualified from the contest and will not be eligible to win prizes. Any situation involving a late scratch where it is deemed the players were not given sufficient time to adjust their betting will be handled on a case-by-case basis by Santa Anita contest officials.

The players with the largest bankrolls after the last race on each respective contest date will be declared the winners. It is the player’s responsibility to meet the wagering requirements listed above. Santa Anita Park contest officials will make the decision on disqualification in the event of a rule violation and all decisions are final. The remaining bankroll on the player’s wagering card or their online Xpressbet Contest account remains the property of the player. Entry fees will not be refunded in the event of a disqualification.

4. PRIZES:

Final Prizes

October 6th

  • $35,000 in cash
  • 1 PWCBC Entry
  • 1 BCBC Entry
  • 2 Day 2 Doubleheader Entries

October 7th

  • $20,0000 in cash
  • 2 PWCBC Entries
  • 1 BCBC Entry
  • 2 NHC Entries

CONTEST 1 PRIZES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 (Based on min. 90 Entries):

  1. One (1) entry into the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship ($12,600 value, which includes $600 for travel).
  2. One (1) entry into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Championship.
  3. Two (2) entries into the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), hotel and airfare to Las Vegas included, courtesy of Santa Anita Park. ($3,000 value, per entry).
  4. Two (2) entries into Contest 2 on Sunday, October 7, 2018 ($3,000 value, per entry).
  5. $55,000 Cash Prize Pool to the top five (5) finishers.

Entry Fees:

Per Item 1, of every $3,000 entry into Contest 1, $1,000 will be allocated toward the total prize pool, while the remaining $2,000 will be the player’s bankroll; 100% of entry fees will be paid out as prizes.

ENTRY PRIZES FOR CONTEST 1 (BASED ON MIN. OF 90 ENTRIES):

Based on a minimum of 90 entries, Contest 1 on Saturday, October 6, 2018 will award a total six (6) entry prizes. The entry prizes will be awarded to the top six (6) finishers, with the first place finisher after the final race at Santa Anita Park on October 6, 2018 having first choice of one (1) of the available prize entries. After the first place finisher has chosen his/her entry prize, the second place finisher will have a choice of one (1) entry from the remaining prize options. This will be repeated until all prize entries have been awarded to the top six (6) finishers.

CASH PRIZE POOL FOR CONTEST 1 BASED ON MIN. OF 90 ENTRIES

If there are at least 90 total entries into Contest 1 on Saturday, October 6, 2018, a $55,000 cash prize pool will be awarded to the top five (5) finishers. The $55,000 will be awarded as follows:

1st Place (50% of Cash Prize Pool): $27,500
2nd Place (20% of Cash Prize Pool): $11,000
3rd Place (15% of Cash Prize Pool): $8,250
4th Place (10% of Cash prize Pool): $5,500
5th Place (5% of Cash Prize Pool): $2,750

The final prize pool for Contest 1 will be announced after entries close on Saturday, October 6, 2018. In the event that there are fewer than 90 entrants in Contest 1, Santa Anita Park reserves the right to offer a lower prize pool (100% of the entry fees will be paid out as prizes).

CONTEST 2 PRIZES (Based on min. 90 Entries):

  1. Two (2) entries into the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship ($12,600 value per entry; includes $600 for travel).
  2. One (1) entry into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Championship.
  3. Two (2) entries into the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), hotel and airfare to Las Vegas included, courtesy of Santa Anita Park. ($3,000 value, per entry).
  4. $50,000 Cash Prize Pool to the top five (5) finishers.

Entry Fees:

Per Item 1, of every $3,000 entry into Contest 2, $1,000 will be allocated toward the total prize pool (the remaining $2,000 will be the player’s bankroll); 100% of entry fees will be paid out as prizes.

ENTRY PRIZES FOR CONTEST 2 (BASED ON MIN. OF 90 ENTRIES):

Based on a minimum of 90 entries, Contest 2 on Sunday, October 7, 2018 will award a total five (5) entry prizes. The entry prizes will be awarded to the top five (5) finishers, with the first place finisher after the final race at Santa Anita Park on October 7, 2018 having first choice of one (1) of the available prize entries. After the first place finisher has chosen his/her entry prize, the second place finisher will have a choice of one (1) entry from the remaining prize options. This will be repeated until all prize entries have been awarded to the top five (5) finishers.

CASH PRIZE POOL BASED ON MIN. OF 90 ENTRIES

If there are at least 90 total entries into Contest 2 on Sunday, October 7, 2018, a $50,000 cash prize pool will be awarded to the top five (5) finishers. The $50,000 will be awarded as follows:

1st Place (50% of Cash Prize Pool): $25,000
2nd Place (20% of Cash Prize Pool): $10,000
3rd Place (15% of Cash Prize Pool): $7,250
4th Place (10% of Cash prize Pool): $5,000
5th Place (5% of Cash Prize Pool): $2,500

The final prize pool for Contest 2 will be announced after entries close on Sunday, October 7, 2018. In the event that there are fewer than 90 entrants in Contest 2, Santa Anita Park reserves the right to offer a lower prize pool (100% of the entry fees will be paid out as prizes).

NHC ENTRIES:

Each prize entry into the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) will be valid for 2019.

As required by the NTRA rules, all contest participants must be members of the NHC Tour prior to the start the contest in order to participate in the NHC in Las Vegas (See Section 16).

Players may be eligible to win a maximum of one (1) NHC spot per person, per contest. Depending on a particular situation, Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. (in cooperation with the NTRA) may assign an alternate qualifier.

In the event a participant that is already dual qualified for the 2019 NHC finishes in a position that receives a 2019 NHC entry as a prize, that player will receive a $3,500 cash prize in lieu of the 2019 NHC entry and that 2019 NHC entry will be awarded to the next highest eligible finishing position.

NHC TOUR POINTS:

NHC Tour points will be awarded in this contest.

5. CHECK-IN FOR CONTEST ENTRIES

On-Track Entries:

Participants that choose to compete in a contest on-track at Santa Anita Park must check-in at the Eddie Logan Suite located at Santa Anita Park. The Eddie Logan Suite is located on the third level of the Club House on the far eastern end of the racetrack, above the Club House turn. For assistance finding the Eddie Logan Suite, please call (626) 574-6384.

Xpressbet.com Entries:

On the day of the contest, after completing registration, the player must log into their Xpressbet account. During login, the player will be prompted to select their Main Xpressbet Account or their Contest account. The Contest wagers must be placed through the Contest account. If a player has purchased multiple entries, they will have the option to choose which Contest account they would like to use at log in. Players may open multiple browser windows and log into each Contest account in different windows.

6. PLAYER CARDS FOR ON-TRACK PARTICIPANTS

Each participant that chooses to compete in these contests on-track at Santa Anita Park will be issued an official contest card used for all contest wagers. This card contains the “real money” bankroll for the respective contest. If a player loses his/her card, or the card is not working, the player should immediately report to the Eddie Logan Suite or a contest official to receive a new card. Santa Anita Park/Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. is not responsible for any races missed due to a malfunctioning or lost card.

Xpressbet.com Entries:

Upon completion of registration, the $3,000 Buy-In will be deducted from the player’s Xpressbet account. A Contest account will be created and $2,000 will be deposited into the player’s Contest account (the remaining $1,000 will be allocated entirely to the prize pool). All contest wagers must be placed from the Contest account.

7. PLACING WAGERS ON-TRACK AT SANTA ANITA PARK:

All participants that choose to compete on-track at Santa Anita Park must place all contest wagers with their contest wagering card through self-service machines. Wagers will not be accepted through mutuel tellers. Players must place all wagers personally, unless pre-approved by a contest official. No person shall directly nor indirectly act as an intermediary, transmitter, or agent in placing wagers for the player, unless authorized by contest officials. All official track rulings will apply to wagers placed in the contest except as otherwise stipulated. The contest will be based on official’s placement and mutuels at Santa Anita. If a player wagers on a track other than Santa Anita Park for purposes of the contest, the player may be disqualified and any winnings will not count for contest standings.

Xpressbet.com Entries:

On the day of a respective contest, after completing registration, the player must log in to their Xpressbet account. During log in, the player will be prompted to select their Main Xpressbet Account or their Contest account. The Contest wagers must be placed through the Contest account.

8. ADVANCE WAGERING:

Advance wagering will not be permitted unless prior approval has been obtained by a contest official. Wagers for each race must be placed after the race prior has been declared official. This rule is designed to maintain an accurate leaderboard. If a player needs to advance wager for any reason, please contact a contest official by phone at (626) 574-6288. The contest official will decide if an advance wager will affect the integrity of the leaderboard. All decisions are final and penalties for violating this rule will be at the sole discretion of contest officials.

9. CASHING OUT THE BALANCE OF THE ON-TRACK PLAYER WAGERING CARD:

Players competing on-track will not be permitted to cash out their wagering card until 10 minutes after the results of the final live Santa Anita Park race become official on each respective contest day. Should a player cash out his/her contest card before the last live Santa Anita Park race is declared official, that player’s entry can be disqualified from any prizes.

Xpressbet.com Entries:

Players competing online will not be able to cash out their account balances until 10 minutes after the results of the final live Santa Anita Park race become official on each respective contest day. Ten minutes after the contest is declared official, the funds from the Contest account will be transferred back to the player’s primary Xpressbet account.

10. IRS WITHHOLDING:

Per the tax rules by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.

11. NON-RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA:

California Revenue and Taxation Code (R&TC) Section 18662 and the related regulations require withholding of California income or franchise taxes from payments and distributions made to non-residents on California source income. This includes prizes and winnings received by non-residents for contests in California.

When the total payments or distributions of California source income to the non-resident is greater than $1,500 for the calendar year, Santa Anita Park is required to withhold and remit to the Franchise Board at the current withholding rate (7%).

Note certain exemptions apply, most notable being a California resident.

This section is intended for informational purposes and should not be relied upon as professional tax guidance. Individuals are encouraged to seek professional tax service for further information and guidance.

12. SCRATCHES

If a horse is scratched after a wager is placed, it is the player’s responsibility to change his/her selection prior to the race subject to all other contest and pari-mutuel wagering rules.

13. CONTEST STANDINGS:

Contest standings will be based off of each player’s bankroll on their official contest entry. Standings will rank all bankrolls based off of dollar value from largest to smallest, with first place being the largest bankroll and last place being the smallest bankroll.

Current standings will be posted after every race, or as soon as the information is available. Standings will be posted on a designated television channel at Santa Anita Park. Please inquire at the registration desk at Santa Anita for the television channel number.

14. TIES

In a result of a tie between any of the top six (6) finishing positions, the player with the highest total dollar amount wagered will be declared the winner for NHC qualifying purposes. For example, if two players tie for fifth place and Player #1 has wagered a total of $2,000 ending with a bankroll of $2,500 and Player #2 has wagered a total of $2,200 finishing with a bankroll of $2,500 (based on wagering his winnings as well as original bankroll), Player #2 will receive the NHC qualifying spot. If both players wagered the same total dollar amount and finished with the same final bankroll, the player with the highest single race profit will be awarded the qualifying spot. In the event both players wagered the same total dollar amount, finished with the same bankroll, and tied with the largest single race profit, the qualifying spots will be decided by whoever registered for the contest first.

15. NHC TOUR MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NHC:

As required by the NTRA rules: All contest participants must be members of the NHC Tour prior to the start the contest in order to participate in the NHC in Las Vegas. Contest participants may register for the NHC Tour at https://www.ntra.com/membership/. NHC Tour members must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the NHC in Las Vegas.

It is solely the responsibility of each contest participant to confirm if they are a current member of the NHC Tour prior to the start of the contest. Santa Anita Park, Xpressbet, and The Stronach Group are not responsible for confirming a contest participant’s membership status with the NHC Tour and will not be held accountable in the event a contest participant is not awarded an NHC entry prize as a result of their NHC Tour membership status, or the lack thereof.

16. INELIGIBILITY:

The following are ineligible to participate in this contest: Contest officials, employees of the NHC, and all employees of AmTote.

17. HORSE OWNERSHIP & WAGERING ON A COMPETING HORSE:

Per Rule No. 1970 of the California Horse Racing Board.

A contest player that has any ownership interest of a horse that is entered in a contest race shall not wager on, or include in any wager, any other horse competing in such race to finish first regardless of whether such wager is “exotic” or “conventional.”

The contest player may elect to skip the contest race that the horse they have ownership interest of is entered in, but the contest player must still meet the required bet minimums as explained above in Section 3 – Required Betting Minimums.

Should a contest player that has any ownership interest in a horse that is entered in a contest race fail to adhere to Rule No. 1970 of the California Horse Racing Board, that player’s entry will be disqualified from the contest.

18. TAXES:

Liability for any and all federal, state, and local taxes is solely the responsibility of prize winners.

19. AFFIDAVITS:

Affidavits confirming compliance of all the rules of this contest will be required of all participants. The grand prize winner acknowledges that if they enter this contest under a fraudulent name and/or Social Security number, they will be immediately disqualified from this and all future contests held by Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. Positive identification is required of all prizewinners. Positive identification is a valid California Driver’s License with a picture and the same address and birth date used on the entry forms, and/or such other form of identification as deemed adequate by contest officials. Social Security information is also the responsibility of the player. Social Security information must be provided before the players are given their bankroll card.

20. JUDGING AND DISPUTES:

The management of Santa Anita Park/Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. reserves the right to interpret all questions and conditions in regard to this event, without claim for damages or recourse of any kind. The management of Santa Anita Park/Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. with those decisions to be final will decide all questions and definitions not covered explicitly in these rules.

If for any reason there is a cancellation in racing on a contest date, the respective contest will be based on the races completed during the event. If the cancellation takes place prior to the first race, the contest will be cancelled and all entry fees will be refunded. Santa Anita contest officials will make an announcement and all decisions are final. Anyone found to have engaged in or attempted to engage in any act that contest officials believe in their sole and absolute discretion compromises or could compromise the competitive integrity of this contest, including collusion, will be subject to sanctions imposed by Santa Anita Park management. The nature and extent of the sanctions imposed shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of Santa Anita Park management and may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

- Forfeiture of prize money
- Disqualification from the contest
- Loss of privilege to participate in future Santa Anita handicapping contests

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