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A handicapping contest for current UIC members
July 20 - Sept. 3, 2012
OBJECTIVE: accumulate the highest mythical bankroll by the end of meet.
METHOD: This is a win bet contest. Players will make 40 selections during the six-plus weeks of the 2012 Saratoga season. Track payout ($2 win) awarded for correct picks.
Select any race, any day; make as many or as few selections as you want to per day, it's your choice.
You may make multiple selections in the same race.
Scratched horses DO NOT revert to the post-time favorite; your selection is cancelled.
You can edit your "selection" post right up until exactly 12 Noon EDT (scratches available at roughly 11:30 AM) should there be an early scratch. Posts that are time stamped 12:01 or later are invalid. For the Friday twilight cards, you must also post your selections by one hour before the first race post time. On Travers Day, you must post your picks by 11AM EDT if you wish to include the first two races; otherwise, you must post by 12 Noon EDT for races three and onward. On Closing Day, you must post by 11:30AM EDT.
In the event of a coupled entry, you must pick an individual horse as your selection. If another portion of the entry wins, you DO NOT get credit for a winning selection. If, due to late scratches or for any other reason, your horse is running for purse money only, it will be considered a scratch for contest purposes.
Surface changes (off the turf) DO NOT result in a cancelled selection.
No alternate/if scratched selections will be allowed.
Once you have made 40 selections that start, you are finished, regardless of how many days/races have yet to be run. If for any reason you make less than 40 selections when the meet has concluded, your bankroll will still be based on the wagers you did make.
Selections must be posted on the appropriate UIC daily thread by 12 noon EDT, unless otherwise noted (sorry, California.) A complete leader board will be posted nightly, or the next morning depending on the sobriety level of the contest host/substitute scorer (check your scores!) Contest host will be participating, but is not eligible for monetary awards (I will take possession of the trophy should I win, however .)
Fourth through Tenth Place- Saratoga wearables, Saratoga gear, handicapping DVDs
3rd Place- $10 bet of your choice on the 2012 Breeders' Cup
2nd Place- $20 bet of your choice on the 2012 Breeders' Cup
Champion- $40 bet of your choice on the 2012 Breeders' Cup,
the UpInClass Saratoga Cup Classic Perpetual Trophy, engraved with your name/moniker, to hold for one year.
Defending champion Bobtailnag returns to take on all comers.
Sign up ON THIS THREAD by 12 Noon EDT July 20th to participate. Do not make up multiple entries using family pets, etc. as the contest host is savvy to our current membership. Good luck, and anything I haven't thought of, please bring it up now before we start. Decisions of the contest host are final.
This message has been edited by TenFurlongs on Apr 7, 2013 1:41 PM