Archives for September 6, 2019

Super Bowl and Pegasus World Cup won’t share weekend

Pegasus statue at Gulfstream ParkThe 2020 Super Bowl will have the field to itself in Miami after it was revealed that the Pegasus World Cup would not be moved back a week to create a spectacular sporting weekend.

Holding the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, February 1, the day before the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami – about eight miles west of Gulfstream Park – had been under consideration, but an advertisement this week has given the date of the Pegasus World Cup as Saturday, January 25.

It also revealed that there would, as this year, be a dirt race worth $9 million and a turf contest worth $7m.

Next year …

NHC Live Money Contest at Los Alamitos – Sept 14

NTRA NHC logoThe Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer cash prizes and as many as three seats to the 2020 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money contest Saturday, Sept. 14 during the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet.

Cost to enter the tournament is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize pool with the remaining $400 going towards a live-money wagering card.

Contestants must enter prior to 1 p.m. – post time for the first race – Sept. 14.

Tournament races will include the entire Los Alamitos card with win, place, show, exacta, trifecta and daily double wagering permitted.

Each entry must wager at least $400 during the contest to be eligible for prizes and each entry must bet at least $50 on four races.

The player with the highest bankroll at the end of the day will be declared the winner and the player with the second highest bankroll the runner-up, The winner will receive 50% of the prize pool. The remaining payoffs: 20% (Second) 15% (Third), 7.5% (Fourth) and 7.5% (Most Money Wagered).

A total of three spots will be available to next year’s NHC provided there are at least 75 entrants. If fewer than 75, two berths will be on the line. The prize includes a $200 travel voucher and hotel accommodations.

The contest is the first of two during the LACF meet. The second is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21.

For questions, please contact larace@losalamitos.com or call 714-820-2690.

The Los Angeles County Fair meet will begin Friday, Sept. 6 and continue through Sunday, Sept. 22.