03/17/2017 1:39PM

DRFT offers 3-for-1 qualifier plus bonus

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There were two important announcements from DRF Tournaments on Friday, one involving a new contest and the other the launch of a deposit bonus program.

“We’re excited to announce a unique opportunity for players to qualify for three events at once,” said DRF Tournaments Director Ken Kirchner.

The Triple Play event will offer players a chance to simultaneously win seats to Keeneland’s Grade One Gamble on April 23, Santa Anita’s Preakness Challenge on May 20-21, and Monmouth’s Pick Your Prize contest on June 3. All three utilize live-bankroll formats where 100 percent of the prize pool gets paid back to players in cash and seats to other major tournaments. This last part is no accident.

“This is part of our intent to develop programs that support live-bankroll racetrack contests,” said Kirchner. “We are working with the tracks with the goal to create a tour linking the best and biggest live-bankroll contests together.”

Here’s how it works. Players have three options: They can play in $25 feeders, starting Saturday, March 18, and continuing every applicable Wednesday through Sunday thereafter, where the top 20 percent will advance to a round one contest. They can buy in directly to a round one contest for $110, where the top 10 percent will advance to the finals, or they can simply purchase their way in to the finals for $1,000.

The round one events will take place March 25, April 1, April 8, and April 15.

The finals will be on Sunday, April 16, one week before the Keeneland tournament.

Two grand prizes, which include berths to all three tournaments, are guaranteed, and include $1,000 in travel.

To help players go after the Triple Play, DRF Tournaments is offering its first-ever 10 percent deposit bonus. Interested players should act fast, as the bonus in only available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night.

Customers must first log in to their DRF Tournaments accounts (an account can easily be created if you don’t already have one). Then you go to https://shop.drf.com/drf-credits-promo. From there, you select your desired package, from $100 to $1,000. Do not alter the “quantity” setting; that should remain at one. Proceed through checkout and get your extra 10 percent.

For a full list of all the contest activity on DRFT this weekend, go to tournaments.drf.com.