Tampa Bay Down this Saturday will start its “Live It Up Challenge” handicapping contest.
The contest offers a grand prize of $1,000 and a seat at the 2017 National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.
There is no entry fee. The contest runs through Florida Cup Day, which is April 9. Online registration for the contest is underway and can be accessed on the Tampa Bay Downs Web site.
Each player will be able to select one of two challenge races each day and place a mythical $2 win-place-show wager on their selection for that race.
Players begin the contest with one free lifeline. Additional lifelines will be available for purchase throughout the course of the contest by anyone whose selection finishes out of the money or who misses a day, for whatever reason.
A complete set of rules and information may be found by clicking on the Live it Up Challenge logo on the lower right of the Tampa Bay Downs Web site.
We will play the challenge and will have an update on this blog each race day morning.