McCubbins wins $185,000 in the July 29 & 30 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge
From left to right: Steve Hartshorn, Garett Skiba, Contest Director Chris Bahr, Faron McCubbins, Ed Robinson
Faron McCubbins of Mt. Washington, KY, turned his $5,000 starting bankroll into $64,535 to coast home in the $300,000 Del Mar Challenge. First Place was worth $120,000+ in prizes including a $10,000 entry in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at Del Mar in November. Along with his $64,535 bankroll winnings, total prizes amounted to over $185,000. In addition, a win for McCubbins in the BCBC will be worth a $1 million bonus.
Garett Skiba from Hinsdale, IL, was the 2nd place finisher with a final bankroll of $40,593. He receives $60,000+ in prizes for earnings of more than $100,000.
The top six finishers receive BCBC entries and the top eight finishers receive entries in the National Horseplayers Championship in February with an expected $2.5 million in total prize money.