03/11/2016 1:25PM

Fornatale: Last chance to qualify for Ultimate Betting Challenge


Sunday marks the last opportunity for players to win your way in to the Ultimate Betting Challenge. There is a qualifier on DRFQualify.com with a $320 buy-in. One winning package will be awarded for every 18 players who participate – a player-favorable ratio. Winning packages include the $4,500 buy-in for the UBC plus a $500 travel allowance.

The Ultimate Betting Challenge is a new live-bankroll contest being held at Gulfstream and Santa Anita on March 19-20. It projects to be the next “major” on the circuit, with a purse north of $250,000 expected. Players who don’t qualify can still buy in for $4,500. Check back in during the week on DRF.com for more details and complete coverage about the UBC.

Also on Sunday, BCQualify.com is hosting a Round One contest for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Buy-in is $100 and players must finish in the top 10 percent of the field to advance to the Round Two contest on Saturday, March 26. From that event, up to eight full $10,000 entries to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge will be awarded.

Here are the races that will be part of both Sunday contests:

3:35    Gulfstream 7

4:00    Santa Anita 2

4:05    Gulfstream 8

4:25    Tampa Bay 9

4:30    Santa Anita 3

4:35    Gulfstream 9

4:55    Tampa Bay 10

5:00    Santa Anita 4

5:30    Santa Anita 5

5:35    Gulfstream 11

6:00    Santa Anita 6

6:05    Gulfstream 12

As always, DRF Classic past-performances are available on the contest sites. To win your way in to the Ultimate Betting Challenge, go to https://www.drfqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx. To start your journey to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, check out https://www.bcqualify.com/buy_advanced.aspx