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Santa Anita Opening Day Challenge

Buy-In

  • $1,500 Total Buy-In, split between:
    • $1,000 Live Tournament Bankroll
    • $500 Entry Fee (100% of Entry Fees will be paid out as Prizes)
  • Maximum of two (2) entries per person.
  • You must have an Xpressbet account balance of $1,500 or more to register for this tournament.
  • Online registration begins Friday, December 20, 2019 at, or around, 3:00PM ET.
  • Registration deadline is the start of Santa Anita’s fourth race on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
  • This is an official NHC Tour event and NHC Points will be awarded for this tournament. 
  • You must be an NHC Tour Member prior to the start of the tournament in order to win an NHC Entry.

Prize Pool Based on 80 Entries:

  • Three (3) full entries into the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship (PWCBC), including a $600 travel allowance if, and only if, the winner plays in the 2020 PWCBC at Gulfstream Park.
  • Two (2) entries into the 2020 NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, featuring a four-night stay at Bally's in Las Vegas and a $500 travel allowance.
  • $15,000 Cash Prize pool to the top five (5) finishers.
  • On-Track Prize: On-track player at Santa Anita that finishes highest in the final standings will receive a $2,500 cash prize.
  • Please See Official Rules for Full Prize Distribution.

Prize Pool Based on 100 Entries:

  • Four (4) full entries into the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship (PWCBC), including a $600 travel allowance if, and only if, the winner plays in the 2020 PWCBC at Gulfstream Park.
  • Two (2) entries into the 2020 NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, featuring a four-night stay at Bally's in Las Vegas and a $500 travel allowance.
  • $20,000 Cash Prize pool to the top five (5) finishers.
  • On-Track Prize: On-track player at Santa Anita that finishes highest in the final standings will receive a $2,500 cash prize.
  • Please See Official Rules for Full Prize Distribution.

Tournament Format

  • Contest races are all live races from Santa Anita Park on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
  • Players must wager a minimum of three (3) tournament races at a minimum of $200 on each of the three (3) races.
  • Permitted wagers are Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double.
  • Daily Double wagers will count toward the wagering total in the race the bet is placed.  
  • No Superfecta, Super High 5, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pick 6 wagers are permitted in this contest. The Parlay function for Win, Place and Show wagers is not permitted during this contest for both on-track players at Santa Anita and online players using Xpressbet.
  • Each entry must wager, at minimum, their entire $1,000 bankroll.
  • There are no maximums regarding the amount a player is permitted to wager during this tournament. Players may wager as much as they want, including winnings from their bankroll, whenever they want.

Santa Anita Opening Day Challenge

View Santa Anita Opening Day Challenge Official Rules

Results

PlacePlayerScorePrize Value
1Roger McDow$10,79420 Pegasus + $13,500 + $2,500 On-Track Bonus
2Timothy Yohler$9,981.0020 Pegasus + $6,000
3Robert Talstra$9,120.8020 Pegasus + $4,500
4Todd Cady$8,255.0020 Pegasus + $3,600
5Michael Mulvihill$8,135.0020 Pegasus + $2,400
6Daniel Churilla$7,204.2520 Pegasus
7Gregg Kingma$7,116.0020 Pegasus
8Dylan Donnelly$5,329.0020 NHC
9Christopher Chupples$4,901.0020 NHC
10Chris Larmey$4,827.0020 NHC

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