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Arlington Introduces “The Eliminator” Handicapping Contest
Fall, 2012, OTB Tour Returns as Holiday Handicapping Series
It starts this Saturday, September 22!
“It” is Arlington’s newest handicapping contest, The Eliminator. The objective is to survive to the finals where $1,000 in prize money is at stake. Plus, along the way, prize money is also available for each of the three rounds.
Where can you play in this new challenge? At your favorite Arlington wagering facility!
Round One will be held this Saturday and on September 29. All one needs to do is pick one horse that finishes in the money in just one of five designated Arlington races. You choose the race, you choose the horse. If your selection finishes in the money, you advance to Round Two. Plus, you can earn two entries, one each Saturday of Round One, into each Saturday of Round Two.
Here’s an added incentive. On each Saturday of Round One there will be $250 total in prize money for the player or players with the highest show mutuel that day.
Round Two will be held on the Saturdays of October 6 and 13. The requirement for Round Two is to pick one horse to finish first or second in one of four designated races from Hawthorne. Do so and you advance to Round Three. Plus, as with Round One, a player can win two entries into Round Three if he/she won twice playing two entries from Round One into Round Two.
Also, as in Round One, on each Saturday of Round Two there will be $250 total in prize money for the player or players with the highest place mutuel that day.
On to Round Three. The third round will be held on the Saturdays of October 20 and 27. The requirement for Round Three is to pick one horse to win from one of three designated races from Hawthorne. Do so and you advance to the finals. If you are still alive with two entries from Rounds One and Two, you can play one on each Saturday of Round Three and conceivably win two entries into the Finals.
As in Rounds One and Two, on each Saturday of Round Three there will be $250 total in prize money for the players with the highest win mutuel that day.
On to the Finals, to be held on November 10 at Arlington’s newest off-track facility, Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, across the street from the old Mud Bug. If you have survived to the Finals, prepare for another elimination series. Pick an in-the-money horse from both of two designated Hawthorne races, then a win-place horse from both of two designated Hawthorne races, then the winner from both of two designated Hawthorne races. If you are the last one standing, you win $1,000. If more than one contestant is still standing, a playoff will be held.
To read more about The Eliminator Contest, including a link to the rules, click here.
If you’ve done the math, there is $2,500 in prize money at stake in the new Eliminator Handicapping Contest. It’s simple to play, and you stand as good a chance to collect some prize money as the next person. But as I always remind, you can’t win it unless you get in it! I’ll see you at the Service Counter on Saturday!
Stay tuned! The popular Arlington OTB Tour also returns this fall. The Fall Tour, dubbed the Holiday Handicapping Series, will be much like the Spring, 2012, OTB Tour: three contests, one at each of three Arlington parlors, with the top prize of an expense-paid trip to Las Vegas for the next Coast Casinos HorsePlayer World Series or $1,500 cash (new this fall!). For more information, including dates and locations, click here.
M. Scott McMannis
- Handicapping Seminar and Contest Host, Arlington Park
- Midwest Correspondent, The HorsePlayer Magazine
- Owner and Publisher, The McMannis Speed Figure & Trip Note Service Newsletter,
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