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Cash is King XI contest at BetPTC.com
Win a Full Berth into the 2020 Pegasus Cup Betting Championship at either Gulfstream Park or Santa Anita (player choice), $12,000 value, plus travel stipend.
Win a Full Berth into the 2019 Keeneland NHC/BCBC Fall Challenge, a $3,000 value.
Win a Full Berth into both the 2019 Saratoga Betting Challenge & Fourstardave Challenge, total value of $3,000.
Play for over $22,000 in Cash & Prizes
Become the 6th Annual BetPTC Handicapper of the Year
NEW IN 2019! Consistency Prizes will reward Cash Is King XI players with paid entries in two of the most popular contests in the country – the Saratoga Betting Challenge (both events) and the Keeneland NHC/BCBC Fall Challenge, where members can parlay a “free roll” into potential five-figure grand prizes and entries into the NHC or BCBC!
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“As a real money tournament the weekly Cash Is King tournament is the perfect practice grounds for the high-end bankroll contests,” stated Richard Nilsen, tournament director and 15x NHC qualifier. “In addition to competing for the huge grand prize, you keep your winnings each week and play without incurring any high contest takeout.”
Cash is King XI – The Best Real Money Contest at BetPTC.com
Please read the rules carefully. Any questions should be directed to rich.nilsen @ betptc.com
The BetPTC real-money tournament is back. Cash is King X runs from Saturday, March 2 until the end of October, with a championship finals November 9-10, 2019. Jump in and play at any time! For only a one-time $50 entry fee you can play all year long!
This is a real-money contest so, in addition to any prizes, you keep whatever you win. But that’s not all. In a tournament environment where takeouts can go as high as 30% or even more, this is the best value in the country!
The Cash is King contest at BetPTC.com takes away the inequities of traditional handicapping tournaments and lets you play how you want, on the tracks you want, with a very small, minimum amount of wagering.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a big bettor or a small bettor. Everyone has an equal chance to win the prizes in the one-of-a-kind Cash Is King contest at BetPTC.com. If you are wagering on the horses on the weekends, you should be participating!
To qualify for contest scoring each Saturday, you must wager a minimum of only $150 in contest wagering. Play your favorite tracks and make your favorite wagers, all using a bankroll that fits your budget. There are no mandatory tracks and no specific bets required. The contest is scored on your return on investment (ROI), not on how much you wager.
WHY PLAY THIS CONTEST?
There’s no doubt … traditional handicapping tournaments aren’t for everyone. If the contest is filled with mandatory races at tracks you don’t normally play, it slants the playing field toward others in the contest who play those circuits.
Many of the real-money, big bankroll tournaments require large minimum wagering thresholds or entry fees that price most players out.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can parlay a top finish in BetPTC’s Cash Is King XI into a major score on Pegasus Cup day as well as at both Keeneland and Saratoga! It doesn’t get any better than that.
RULES & PRIZES
Finish in first place on any Saturday feeder (dates listed below) and you qualify to compete in the November 9-10 Finals of Cash Is King XI. There will be a maximum of 39 members eligible to compete in the Finals where a full berth to the PEGASUS CUP BETTING CHAMPIONSHIP will be given away plus thousands in other cash prizes!
How is scoring calculated?
This is an R.O.I. (Return on Investment) based contest that utilizes your regular wagering during the course of the day. Prizes are based on ROI on the players’ accounts. ROI is calculated by dividing wagering returns by the amount wagered. BetPTC rewards are not included in the calculation. For example, a player makes $2,000 in contest-designated wagers on a Saturday and his or her return is $3,000. The calculation for that Saturday is as follows: $3000/$2000 -1 = 50% ROI.
Contest Eligibility & Requirements
Customers who agree to these rules and wish to participate must complete the following two steps:
1) Register for the contest by completing the required registration form which allows for $50 to be deducted from your wagering account. The Registration Form can be found here:
Register Using This Link:
Funds will be manually deducted from your BetPTC account and could take up to 24 hours. Please be sure to retain enough funds in your account for the withdrawal.
2) Wager $150 or more on any of the Saturdays during the contest dates, using a BetPTC.com wagering account in good standing. Wagers can only be made online through the regular BetPTC wagering interface that allows for wagers to be designated as “contest bets.”
3) Every Saturday that you participate and meet the minimum wagering requirement, you receive 1 point in the consistency contest. See details below.
Employees and vendors of BetPTC.com and their immediate families are not eligible.
At any time new players can join the contest by paying the entry fee and participating in the qualifying weekly feeders.
How to Play
Wagers can be only be made online through the contest platform at BetPTC.com. Players must check the box that indicates that they want the wager(s) included in their contest bets for the day. Wagers flagged as contest bets can not be cancelled or will result in disqualification of that player for that particular day.
Contestants can verify that a wager was properly designated as a contest bet by clicking on ‘Account Activity’ or by the ‘c’ indicator under the ‘Sent Bets’ tab.
Wagers can be made on any type of bet that BetPTC accepts for all tracks.
Wagers can be made on any tracks of the player’s choice on any of the Saturdays during the contest date range. To qualify for contest play on a given Saturday, registered members must wager a minimum of $150 in contest bets during the course of the day. There is no maximum limit to how much can be wagered.
Wagers for each Saturday begin with the racing day on Saturday late morning. Wagers made late on Friday night past Midnight ET will NOT count towards Saturday’s scoring. And wagers made on Saturday racing that occur AFTER Midnight ET will count towards Saturday’s scoring.
Weekly Prizes and the Championship Prizes are based on ROI on the players’ accounts.
Weekly and Annual Leaderboards will be displayed via a link on the homepage at www.betptc.com
How to Win
Meet the wagering requirement and finish the day with a higher ROI than other BetPTC members who participate in the contest.
Every Saturday that you participate and meet the minimum wagering requirement, you receive 1 point in the consistency contest.
Finish the day in the top 5 of the standings OR with an ROI between 50% and 199.9% and earn an additional 0.5 points in the consistency contest.
Finish the day in the top 2 of the standings OR with an ROI of 200% or better and earn an additional 1.0 points in the consistency contest.
The maximum number of consistency points a member can earn in a given week is 2.0 points.
The player with the most consistency points at the end of each tournament stage (see schedule below) will win the grand prize for that segment of the Cash Is King contest.
The top 4 players based on consistency points at the end of the Cash Is King XI season who did not win a week will earn a spot in the Finals on Nov. 9-10, 2019.
Every Saturday, March 2 – October 26, 2019
Consistency Contest Prize Stages:
March 2 – June 15, 2019 will determine the winner of the Saratoga Betting Challenge entries.
June 22 – September 28, 2019 will determine the winner of the Keeneland NHC/BCBC Fall Challenge entry.
March 2 – October 26, 2019 – the top 4 players based on consistency points who did not win a week will earn a spot in the Cash Is King Finals.
FINALS WEEKEND: November 9-10, 2019
Weekly Prizes for the Cash Is King X Contest
1st Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 9-10, 2019. If the first place finisher has already earned a Finals berth, then the prize will go to the player next in line who has not won in.
Please note that at times during the contest period, BetPTC may offer ‘contests within a contest.’ Players who wagers a certain amount of money (TBD) will be eligible for additional prizes that week. Contestants will be notified by email when these opportunities arise.
Grand Prizes for the Cash Is King X Championship Finals on November 9-10, 2019
Grand Prize: Title of BetPTC.com Handicapper of the Year. A Trip to the 2020 Pegasus Cup Betting Championship at Gulfstream Park or Santa Anita* to compete for over $400,000 in cash prizes. $12,000 value. An additional $500 for travel money will be deposited into the winner’s BetPTC account. The full $12,000 entry includes tickets to the event plus other perks provided by the tournament host.
2nd Place: $2,000 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
3rd Place: $750 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
4th-5th Places: $500 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
6th-7th Places: $200 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
Wagering Rules for Finals
Cash Is King XI Championship Finals on November 9-10, 2019
Finalists must wager $250 or more over each day of the Nov. 9-10, 2019 weekend to be eligible for any of the prizes.
Tiebreakers for Prizes:
If there is a tie for the weekly prize, the tie will go to the player who wagered the most money on that Saturday. If that still does not break the tie, then the player who cashed on the most individual bets will win the tie. If that still does not break the tie, a playoff date will be chosen for the two players to compete for the Finals spot.
Ties for the championship finals’ prizes will be broken based on the player who participated in the most Saturdays throughout the year.
If this does not break the tie, the tie will be broken based on which player wagered the most amount of money over the course of the Finals’ weekend. If this does not break the tie, the player with the most consistency points over the entire year will break the tie. If that still does not break the tie, a playoff date will be chosen for the two players to compete for the championship prize.
BetPTC may at times post information, commentary and/or selections of contest races when appropriate. BetPTC shall not be liable for any inaccurate, incomplete, or missing information that is posted. Such information is posted only to help players make their selections and any opinions or analysis posted by BetPTC regarding the outcome of the races should not be taken as a recommendation of which horses to select.
Each player agrees that BetPTC.com may use his or her name and picture for publicity if they are a prize winner without further compensation.
BetPTC reserves the right to change the contest schedule and rules without notice, or cancel the contest due to unforeseen events.
Rich Nilsen, Director of Player Services at BetPTC.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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John F., defending BetPTC Handicapper of the Year (2017), celebrated his birthday in horseracing style. John overcame an almost insurmountable lead from Day One leader Scott C. ($5,875; +2250%) to win the 2018 BetPTC Cash is King X Finals.
Besides retaining his Handicapper of the Year title by finishing first for the second consecutive year, John garnered the coveted $12,000 Pegasus entry. That event is held Jan 25-26, 2019 at Gulfstream Park (and Santa Anita). John also keeps the $9,007 in cash he won plus receives travel reimbursement ($500) and perks at the Pegasus Cup.
Although John was a respectable 2nd after Day One ($2,457; +810.19%), Carson’s +2,250% ROI score was imposing. With a big hit at Gulfstream Park West on Sunday, John concluded his weekend with a 2-day total of $9,007; a +1632.12% ROI that put him narrowly on top.
As a 9 time-NHC qualifier, John is looking forward to not only the exciting and challenging Pegasus contest hosted by the Stronrach group in late Jan, but also participating again in the $3M NHC contest in Las Vegas in early February.
For his second-place finish, Scott C. earned the $2,000 cash prize plus kept his $8,555 in winnings for a tremendous weekend of handicapping and betting. 3rd place went to Albert T. ($3,304, +278.47%), good for $1,000 in prize money. 4th place was Peter M. ($1,320, +161.41%) and 5th place was Ellis S. ($1,489, +45.75%). Both Peter and Ellis won $500 cash. 6th place finisher was Andrew W. ($740, +32.62%), and 7th went to David V. ($1,211, +21.42%). Each received $250 cash.
Congratulations to all 39 contestants who qualified and competed in this year’s 15-week Cash is King contest and Nov Finals.
A bonus contest event is being held this Friday for the 7 participants who finished in the top 3 three or more times during the 15-week contest. An additional $3,000 in prizes will be awarded in that special event.
About Premier Turf Club (BetPTC)
Premier Turf Club is a U.S. based pari-mutuel account wagering provider that has been in business over 10 years. BetPTC is regulated in the state of Oregon by the Oregon Racing Commission.
The company provides legal telephone and online betting services, safely and securely handling over $350 million in wagers. In the summer of 2017, BetPTC released a mobile-friendly wagering platform at BetPTC.mobi.
Unlike the non-pari-mutuel off-shore bookmakers, BetPTC pays the tracks for the right to accept simulcast wagers on their races and co-mingle those wagers with the on-track pari-mutuel pools. Unlike the off-shore ADWs, a portion of all monies wagered through Premier Turf Club go to the horsemen and the local racetracks. It’s these payments that allow horsemen to run meets at Portland Meadows, country fairs and various racetracks throughout the United States.
The owner of Premier Turf Club started out in the racing industry as a horse owner and bettor. The BetPTC staff includes horse owners, bettors and industry professionals that have been involved in advance deposit wagering and simulcasting since their inceptions. The site is designed by horseplayers for horseplayers.
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Australia’s elite gallopers continue their spring campaigns this Friday night, Sept. 28, at Royal Randwick racecourse for Epsom Day, one of the most prominent race days on the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival calendar. For several horses, this weekend marks the final stop on their journey to the country’s showpiece events: the TAB Everest (Oct.12), W.S Cox Plate (Oct.26), and the Melbourne Cup (Nov.5).
The G1 Epsom Handicap features D’Argento and Unforgotten and will be their final run before their showdown with Winx next month in the Cox Plate. The G2 Premiere Stakesincludes six of the twelve contenders for the richest race on turf – the $13 million (AUD) Everest – and will be the key prep race for handicappers to analyze. Friday night’s Randwick card also features the G1 Metropolitan Handicap and the G1 Flight Stakes.
Other group races scheduled include the G2 Australia Hill Stakes, the G3 Breeders’ Plate, the G3 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes and the Listed Dulcify Quality. The best horses in Australia will be on show and with an average field size of 14, there is plenty of value on offer for handicappers.
G1 TAB EPSOM HANDICAP
Contested over a mile at 4:05 p.m. Sydney time (2:05 a.m. EDT, or 11:05 p.m. PST on Friday night), this year’s Epsom Handicap is headlined by Rosehill Guineas winner D’Argento and Unforgotten as the 16/5 and 7/2 favorites to inherit the title from the last year’s winner Happy Clapper.
With Happy Clapper sidelined from the Epsom with injury, victory is calling the Chris Waller stable yet again. Having already won three of the last five Epsom races, the title slipped from Waller’s grasp last year when his runner Tom Melbourne was defeated by Happy Clapper. Waller is back with a group that not only includes D’Argento, Unforgottenand Tom Melbourne (22/1) but also Shillelagh (20/1), Single Gaze (60/1), Mister Sea Wolf(25/1), Religify (70/1) and Paret (34/1). Trifecta players could even look to box the nine Waller runners as Waller has run the Trifecta over the Randwick mile before.
D’Argento‘s jockey James McDonald is confident and commented “He’s a Group 1 winner with 52.5kg on his back, he’s beaten the handicapper and is trained by Chris, which is even better.”
Pierata, the 19/5 rival for D’Argento and Unforgotten, looks to bounce back from a no-show in the Tramway Stakes. He will line up alongside the Godolphin stalwart Hartnell(19/1), who makes his first return to handicap racing since finishing 20th in the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Gai Waterhouse, the most successful Epsom trainer, is sending in Arbeitsam (25/1) and Siege of Quebec (12/1) to bring home her eighth win.
G2 PREMIERE STAKES
Reigning Everest champion Redzel, along with Trapeze Artist, are tied for the top odds heading into the Premiere Stakes, raced over 1200 meters (6 furlongs) at 2:50p.m. Sydney time (12:50 a.m. EDT, or 9:50 p.m. PST on Friday night). Both runners are listed as 2/1 in the final lead up to their ultimate spring target two weeks later. Outside of the two favorites, other Everest names on the odds list include the Gai Waterhouse-trained Invincible Star (7/1), last year’s Premiere winner In Her Time (5/1), Shoals (8/1) and Santa Ana Lane (6/1).
A win at the G1 Concorde Stakes had Redzel poised to be the favorite going into the Everest but after withdrawing from The Shorts due to muscle soreness, bookies installed Trapeze Artist as 4/1 favorite after his pleasing third behind Home of the Brave. Redzel is now at 5/1 to complete a back-to-back and possibly become the second highest earner in Australian racing behind Winx.
With the Everest less than two weeks away and 11 runners now confirmed, the significance of the Premiere Stakes as a form race for the world’s richest turf race is becoming more evident. With one starting position still vacant and set to be filled by slot holders Max Whitby and Neil Werrett, the anticipation will only build over the next two weeks.
G1 THE METROPOLITAN AND G1 FLIGHT STAKES
This year’s G1 Metropolitan has attracted a capacity field, with a potential fifth victory for Gai Waterhouse (with Sedanzer (25/1)) and back-to-back wins for trainer Liam Howley (with Midterm (15/1)) on the cards. Chris Waller’s dominance will also be felt in The Metropolitan. Two of his acceptors, Brimham Rocks and Libran, lead the market at 4/1 and 10/1, respectively. They are backed up by stable mates Patrick Erin (11/1), Alward (40/1), The Lord Mayor (13/1), High Bridge (8/1), Opposition (40/1) and Jake’s Hill (70/1). The Metropolitan will serve as a crucial indicator for punters looking for further guidance ahead of the Melbourne Cup.
In the Flight Stakes, the G2 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta (13/2) and New Zealand-bred Pretty in Pink (5/1) will challenge the field favorite Miss Fabulass (1/1). This will be a rematch following their intense clash in the G2 Tea Rose Stakes in mid-September.
Live coverage from Randwick this Friday night is available on the TVG television network, where fans can watch the stars of the turf make a run toward Australia’s spring majors. The Epsom Handicap, Premiere Stakes and Metropolitan can also be streamed on ADW platforms, accepting standard US bet types, such as BetPTC.com. Free past performances and expert picks on all races are available for BetPTC members under the ‘handicapper’s page.’
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