10/25/2013 3:57PM

Breeders' Cup to offer $1 million prize in free contest


The Breeders’ Cup has launched a promotion that will allow people to try to select the complete order of finish in the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic for a prize of up to $1 million.

The contest requires participants to register online and make their selection for the final order of finish by post time of the Classic, scheduled for 8:35 p.m. Eastern. If a contest participant picks the complete correct order, he will receive $1 million, paid as an annuity of $25,000 each year for 40 years, according to the rules of the contest.

If two or more participants pick the correct final order, the player who guesses closest to the final time for the race without going over will be awarded the $1 million (any ties for the correct time will require the grand prize to be split).

Other prizes also will be available for players selecting the most horses in the correct order of finish. The second-place finisher will receive a trip for two to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup, while third place is worth $500.

Breeders’ Cup said in a release that the free contest could work to introduce people to the Breeders’ Cup and horse racing.