Updated on 09/17/2011 12:09PM

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HANDICAPPING CONTESTS

FRIDAY

Sunset Station: Win & "in the money" contest on Santa Anita card ($10 entry); $1,000 to highest combined mutuels, $300 for second, $200 for third; entry fees go into "in the money" progressive.

Circus Circus (Las Vegas and Reno): Contest on Santa Anita card ($10 entry, maximum three per person); $2,000 in cash prizes; Twin Q progressive starting at $1,000; plus drawings after every race ($100 cash after first, fifth and eighth race; food comps after other races).

Las Vegas Hilton: Contest on Santa Anita card ($10 entry); $700 for first place plus 50 percent of entry fees, $200 for second plus 30 percent of entry fees, $100 for third plus 20 percent of entry fees.

Texas Station: Contest on Santa Anita card ($10 entry); all entries paid back to winners on 60-30-10 pay schedule; $100 prize to person leading after fifth race (must be present to win); progressive, starting at $200 and increases by $50 each day it's not hit, for scoring that day's designated point total, which starts at 135 and decreases by one each day it's not hit.

SATURDAY

Imperial Palace: Super Saturday contest on selected races at Aqueduct and Santa Anita ($10 entry); $800 for first place, $400 for second, $200 for third, and a $200 sprint bonus for the leader after the third race, plus a bonus pool that starts at $2,000 for exceeding the target score to be posted in the race book.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve, celebrations throughout town highlighted by midnight fireworks along the Strip

Jan 17: Las Vegas All-American Classic, college football all-star game, Sam Boyd Stadium, 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 21-22: Coast to Coast Shootout, handicapping tournament, Suncoast/Barbary Coast

Jan. 22: Chinese New Year, celebrations throughout town

Jan. 23-24: Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, Bally's Las Vegas

To make changes to these listings, call Dave Tuley at 702-806-3866 or e-mail dtuley@drf.com