(Keeneland / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Keeneland has announced a number of wagering opportunities, including the new Keeneland Turf Pick 3, for handicappers of all levels during the Fall Meet from Oct. 8-30.
The Keeneland Turf Pick 3 wager will be offered on the final three turf races each race day. The minimum wager is $3 and will follow the same rules as the traditional Pick 3. (The Keeneland Turf Pick 3 will be available only as a separate event on wagering terminals or on ADWs due to the unique $3 minimum and the fact that Keeneland has rolling Pick 3s on each race.)
The new wager has a 15 percent takeout, the same low takeout as Keeneland’s popular Pick 5 wager.
“We believe the Keeneland Turf Pick 3 to be the first wager of its kind to be offered to horseplayers,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing Gatewood Bell said. “With Keeneland’s deep turf schedule and the caliber of racing we expect to see during the Fall Meet – combined with a $3 minimum bet amount and lower takeout of the Keeneland Turf Pick 3 – this innovative wager should be appealing to handicappers.”
Post time for the first race during the Fall Meet, which marks Keeneland’s 85th anniversary, is 1 p.m. ET.
As an added promotion this October, new Keeneland Select accounts will receive a special $100 rebate after a user wagers $200 on Keeneland racing during the Fall Meet with the promo code FALL2021. This is in addition to the standard sign-up bonus that will reward new users with $100 after wagering $300 in their first 30 days.
Keeneland Select Handicapping Challenge, Super High 5 every race day
Every race day: Sport of Kings, the free horse racing contest website, has a new free online handicapping contest, the Keeneland Select Fall Handicapping Challenge, which will appeal to casual fans and serious horseplayers alike. The contest requires participants to make mythical selections on two Keeneland races for each day of the meet. Two seats to the 2022 NTRA National Horseplayers Championship will be awarded. To sign up, click here.
Also, the Super High 5 wager will be offered on the final race of the day and no longer be available as a jackpot wager. Therefore, it will return to traditional Super High 5 rules.
Special Pick 4, 5 and 6 opportunities
Friday, Oct. 8, 15, 22: $200,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 Presented by TVG.
Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10: Breeders’ Cup Challenge Pick 6, featuring races from Belmont Park and Keeneland.
Saturday, Oct. 9: $300,000 Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 5, $400,000 Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4
Saturday, Oct. 16, 23: $300,000 Guaranteed Pick 4
Saturday, Oct. 16, 23, 30: NYRA-Keeneland Cross Country wagers, featuring races from Belmont Park and Keeneland.
Handicapping contests for horseplayers of all levels
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 20, 27: WINS-Day Challenge Sponsored by Malone’s. This is an inexpensive way for beginning handicappers to test their skills and give handicapping contests a try. The contest has a $2,500-guaranteed pool. Enter for $10 at Wagering Central on the first floor Grandstand and place a mythical $2 win and place wager – no actual money required – on Keeneland races 3-8. Limit three entries per person. The first 200 participants receive a card for a free Malone’s appetizer and a complimentary copy of Daily Racing Form.
Saturday, Oct. 16: Fall BCBC/NHC Challenge. Registration is open for in-person and remote participation in the handicapping contest, which features Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Dixiana. Awarding berths in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and the NHC Challenge, the live-money contest is held in cooperation with XpressBet, NYRA Bets, 4NJ Bets and TVG. Click here for more information and to register.
Sunday, Oct. 17: Fall $400 Challenge. Registration is open for Keeneland’s live bankroll handicapping tournament, which has a $400 buy-in with a live bankroll of $250 and $150 prize fund fee. Players will be able to wager any amount on any race at Keeneland with no minimum wagers or minimum number of races. The tournament is only available at Keeneland. Click here for more information and to register.