01/30/2015 3:45PM

Fornatale: Pair of contests set for Super Bowl Sunday

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Are you a football fan? Do you like maiden races? If you answered yes to either question, here’s a plan for you. On Sunday, while you’re waiting for the Seahawks and Patriots to take the field, go to BCQualify.com or DRFQualify.com and play in an online handicapping contest.

The sequence was designed for Super Bowl Sunday. There are only 10 races, as opposed to the usual 12, the whole sequence will be done in just over 90 minutes, and the last scheduled post time is 4:34 p.m. Eastern. That leaves plenty of time before the scheduled 6:30 kickoff.

BCQualify.com’s event is a one-day qualifier with a buy-in of $190. A maximum of two entries per player is allowed. Winners will qualify for the $10,000 buy-in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, to be held at Keeneland over the two days of the Breeders’ Cup, plus a $500 travel allowance. Two to four seats to the BCBC will be awarded, depending on participation.

Registration is available by clicking here.

:: Click here to purchase a copy of “The Winning Contest Player” by Peter Thomas Fornatale

Over on DRFQualify.com, for just an $80 buy-in, players can win a seat in the $3,000 buy-in, $100,000 Raise Your Game contest Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Once again, entries are limited to two per customer, and winners will receive a $500 travel allowance. Two to four seats will be awarded.

To sign up, click here.

Here are the races for both contests:

3:00 Santa Anita 3rd (Eight horses, one mile, turf, 4-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, $62,500 optional claimer)

3:13 Aqueduct 6th (12 horses, six furlongs, dirt, 3-year-old fillies, $40,000 maiden claimer, statebred)

3:20 Tampa 7th (Nine horses, 1 1/16 miles, turf, 4-year-olds and up, fillies and fares, $32,000 optional claimer)

3:30 Gulfstream 7th (13 horses, 7 1/2 furlongs, turf, 4-year-olds and up, fillies and mares – $35,000 restricted claimer)

3:30 Santa Anita 4th (10 horses, six furlongs, dirt, 4-year-olds and up, $20,000 maiden claimer)

3:43 Aqueduct 7th (Nine horses, six furlongs, dirt, 4-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, $12,000 restricted claiming)

4:00 Santa Anita 5th (14 horses, 6 1/2 furlongs, turf, 3-year-old fillies, maiden special weight)

4:13 Aqueduct 8th (10 horses, six furlongs, dirt, 3-year-old fillies, New York-bred, $125,000 listed stakes)

4:20 Tampa 9th (10 horses, one mile, turf, 4-year-olds and up, $25,000 restricted claimer)

4:34 Gulfstream 9th (14 horses, 7 1/2 furlongs, turf, 4-year-olds and up, $20,000 restricted claimer)