Keeneland Select, Keeneland's advanced deposit wagering site, has begun registration for its new Triple Crown contest. The $10K Crown Qualifier is a handicapping contest available for Keeneland Select customers that encompasses key preps for the Triple Crown and the classic races.
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 23, players can win cash prizes by placing $5 Win/Place bets on five races which will include key preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Points will be awarded by one point per dollar earned. The top 35 players for each contest date will qualify to play in the finals, which includes the Derby, Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Players that compete in the most qualifying and finals contest days will be entered to win a "Fall Stars" experience during the first weekend of racing at Keeneland for the 2013 fall meet.
The $10K Crown Qualifier kicks off with the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) card at Gulfstream Park. Fans have the chance to play every weekend of qualifying through the spring in order to win prize money and qualify to play in the finals. There is no limit to the number of times you can win, but players may only qualify once for the finals.
A total of $10,000 in prize money will be awarded overall to winners of each qualifier contest as well as to the top players in the finals.
Players can register for the $10K Crown Qualifier at www.keenelandselect.com and see complete details and official rules.