08/13/2015 1:08PM

Fornatale: Another chance for BCBC qualifier


The second of three Round 1 qualifying contests for the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge takes place on Saturday on BCQualify.com. Buy-in costs $110 for Saturday's contest. Players will have another chance to qualify for Round 2 next weekend, but these will be the final opportunities in 2015 to qualify for the BCBC for just $110 -- the entry fee going forward for BCQ contests will be at least $165.

The top 10 percent of finishers in Round 1 will advance to Round 2, which is held on Travers Day, Saturday, Aug. 29. Last weekend, 30 players earned their way into Round 2. Players can earn up to three entries in to the second round, where up to eight full $10,000 BCBC spots will be awarded, depending on participation.

The Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge is the world's most prestigious live-bankroll betting contest. Held over the two days of the Breeders' Cup it allows the best handicappers and bettors a chance to make hundreds of thousands dollars playing the best horses in the country.

Also on Saturday, DRFQualify.com is hosting a one-day qualifier to the Gulfstream Park Raise Your Game event on Sept. 19, where a prize pool of $100,000 in cash and seats is expected. Entry fee for the qualifier is $90 and up to two $3,000 spots will be awarded with one guaranteed. Qualifiers will also receive a $500 travel voucher. The field will be limited to 92 entries.

Contest races will be available on both sites as soon they are announced. As always, free DRF Classic past-performances will be available for contest participants. To sign up for the BCQ Round One event, go to https://www.bcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx. To win your way to the Gulfstream contest, check out http://www.drfqualify.com/.