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    No Holds Barred Handicapping Contest & Rewards Breakfast

    Saturday, March 15th
    Time: Breakfast on 5th floor from 9.30 am - 11 am
    Registration: 10 am-2 pm
    Entry Fee: $10
    Bank Roll: $90
    Entries per person: Maximum 4

    Wagering format:

    • Live money - $90 starting bankroll
    • Must bet a minimum of ten (10) races from Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park, no max
    • Win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, OR superfecta bets
    • No minimum amount to wager, no max
    • No multi race wagers
    • One wager per race (multiple horses per race ok with exacta, trifecta, etc)

    Tracks/Races: Full Cards from Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park


    • 1st Place: 50% of prize pool
    • 2nd Place: 20% of prize pool
    • 3rd Place: 15% of prize pool
    • 4th Place: 10% of prize pool
    • 5th Place: 5% of prize pool

    All entry fees returned as prizes, top 15 will be advanced to the Simulcast Series Finals April 26, 2014. The winner of the April 26, 2014 contest will qualify for the 2015 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

    Additional Info: To receive the free breakfast Rewards Members must swipe their Rewards card in the kiosk and present their voucher to a member of the banquet staff. Vouchers are good for one pass down the buffet line.


    • Must be 18 of age or older by March 15, 2014 to participate.  Must be 21 by January 2015 to qualify for NHC berth.

    • Licensed horse owners, trainers and jockey agents are eligible to participate, but are required to identify themselves and any vested interest(s) they have in any tournament race(s) in writing by completing and submitting the enclosed horsemen’s declaration form to tournament officials. 
    • Employees of Emerald Downs, the WHRC and Sportech, Inc. are not eligible to participate. All wagers must be made on self-service terminals (SST’s) using your betting card and PIN 
    • Players must place all wagers personally. No person shall directly or indirectly act as an intermediary, transmitter or agent in placing wagers for the player. Players on the leader board (top 25) CANNOT withdraw their balance until instructed by the contest director. Doing so results in automatic disqualification. 
    • Adding additional cash to bankroll results in automatic disqualification.
    • No cancellations on any wagers for any reason after post time. In the event of a late scratch participant is permitted to go back to the mutuel window and make another wager on the race, time permitting. Or, if the participant wishes, he or she may wager the money on another race, subject to all other rules. Winners are responsible for all applicable state and federal taxes and may be required to complete Form W-9.
    • Participants agree to have their name or image appear in any publicity material (posters, newsletters, programs, etc.).
    • Entrants keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Emerald Downs and Sportech, Inc. are not responsible for “shut-outs” or incomplete transactions. No exceptions under any circumstances. All wagers should be placed early to avoid being shut out.
    • Emerald Downs is not responsible for lost or mutilated account cards.
    • The decisions of the judges and Emerald Downs in all matters or disputes relating to this handicapping challenge are final.
    • Emerald Downs reserves the right to make changes to the contest rules and format as necessary


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