Handicapping Challenge

When: Saturday, Nov 11 & Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:30 PM First Post
Where: Seabiscuit Skyroom
Type: Event

Del Mar Nov Handicapping Challenge
NOV 11 & 12, 2017

Christian Hellmers running one-two after day one in the Del Mar Challenge

Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, is first and second place with both entries after day one of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Players started the day with a $3,000 live money bankroll in the two-day Challenge. Hellmers scored in the Bob Hope Stakes, race five, hitting a $100 trifecta paying $20,000+ on both entries.

More than $100,000 in prizes is at stake. First Place takes home $30,000 including a full $10,000 entry in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC). The top three finishers after Sunday’s races receive BCBC entries and places 4 through 6 receive entries in the $2.5 million National Horseplayers Championship in February. The winner will be eligible for a $1 million bonus if they win the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Churchill Downs.

Unofficial Standings After Day One:

1 Christian Hellmers


2 Christian Hellmers


3 Mark Streiff


4 Joe Masino


5 Chris Macero


6 Brian  Herrity


7 Mike Ferrozzo


8 Richard Bartlett


9 Mark Deaton


10 Kevin McFarland


11 Bill Chenvert


12 Christy Moore


13 Vic Stauffer


14 Todd Cady


15 Tim Yohler


$100,000+* IN PRIZES
First Chance To Win 2018 BCBC Entries   
$1 Million Bonus Opportunity
100% Return of Prize Pool
Plus Del Mar Adds 1 BCBC
To Enter :
$4,500 Buy-In inclusive of $3,000 live bankroll and $1,500 towards the prize pool. 
Up to two entries per person. 
Format :
Live money contest. Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double wagering only on Del Mar live races.
Wager $300 or more on at least three Del Mar live races each day and at least $1,500 each day.  
Prizes* :
Prize pool is based on expected 65 entrants. 100% of the prize pool returned plus Del Mar adds an additional 2018 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) full $10,000 entry. Three BCBC $10,000 entries and three 2018 $2.5 million National Handicapping Challenge (NHC) awarded. Prizes subject to change.

First: $30,000 Cash, $10,000 entry to 2018 BCBC, plus $1 Million Bonus with 2018 BCBC Win 
Second: $15,000 cash and $10,000 entry to 2018 BCBC
Third: $10,000 entry to 2018 BCBC, $5,000 cash 
Fourth: $6,000 cash, NHC Entry
Fifth: $3,500 cash, NHC Entry
Sixth:  $2,000 cash, NHC Entry   
Additional Details: 
  • Players keep all remaining funds in their live-money bankroll.
  • Earn NHC Tour Points
  • Luxurious contest room and seating with hosted buffet and beverages. No dress code.
  • Amended Rules & Regulations.
Please contact Chris Bahr, chris@dmtc.com, for contest questions, hotel suggestions and discounts, rules, etc. 
*Based on expected 65 entrants, prizes subject to change.

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