Anne M. Eberhardt

WinStar Offering Breeders' Cup Contest

The contest will cater to both seasoned handicappers and race day fans alike.

WinStar Farm is offering an interactive contest on the two days of this year's Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs, Nov. 4 and 5. The contest will cater to both seasoned handicappers and race day fans alike. It will combine elements of truly challenging handicapping with the fun of picking winners in simple and innovative ways.

The World Championship Challenge features two divisions that each contestant must play in order to win. In the first division, each contestant will pick the top four horses in each race on both days of the Breeders’ Cup. Points will be given based upon the actual winnings of the correct finishes picked.

In the second division, contestants make selections based upon the color of the winning horse’s saddlecloth, odd or even program number, the color of the winning horse itself, as well as some interesting horse-to-horse comparisons.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division, each day. First prize will be an invitation for the winner and a guest to attend the 2012 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita as the VIP guests of WinStar Farm. The contest is part of the overall broad offerings found in the highly popular WinStar StableMates program. For more, go to

According to Elliott Walden, president of WinStar Farm: “With this contest, we want to give the handicappers a real challenge, and at the same time provide all racing fans a fun way to connect with their favorite horses running in the Breeders’ Cup, or just their favorite colors. This contest replicates and enhances the real fun of being at the Breeders’ Cup races on both days.”

It is free to play. Fans can register to play the WinStar World Championship Challenge at

For more information, please contact Jenny Barnett, WinStar Farm, at 859-873-1717.