(press release from Harrah’s Hoosier Park)
Caesars Entertainment horse racing properties – Indiana Grand, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Harrah’s Philadelphia, and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs – announced Friday, May 17 the first-ever Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge. The Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge will offer horseplayers from around the country the unique opportunity to handicap both Thoroughbred and Standardbred races for a top prize of $20,000, a seat at the $3,000,000 estimated National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), and an additional $1 million cash prize if the winner of the Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge also captures the NHC victory. This one-day challenge will be hosted on Saturday, June 22.
Sponsored by John Deere and Cowpokes of Anderson, Ind., the Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge will be hosted at the four Caesars Racing properties plus the three OTBs in Indiana and one in Louisiana. An entry fee of $150 will be charged and entrants may purchase up to two entries.
The first-place winner in the Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge will walk away with $20,000, a seat at the $3,000,000 estimated National Horseplayers Championship, and a chance at an additional $1 million cash prize in the event of a double victory. First-place winner must be eligible to participate in the NHC in order to receive the NHC seat. Second place will be awarded $10,000 while the third-place winner will take home $1,500. There will be additional cash prizes for fourth through tenth place.
The format for the challenge will require contestants to make 12 $2 win and place fictional wagers on the designated challenge races. Contestants must place a win and place wager on one horse in 12 mandatory races out of 20 available from Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Indiana Grand, and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. At least one race per track must be included on each entry to be eligible for the challenge. The wagers must be placed at a designated challenge location. All wagers are fictional; no money is paid on challenge wagers. The challenge time frame is 4:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (EST).
Reservations for the Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge can be made by calling (866) 357-1731. For more information, contact Rose Flood at Harrah’s Hoosier Park at (765) 609-4813.