Ellis Park will host the Bluegrass Tournament Aug. 20 and the top four finishers earn trips to the National Handicapping Championship.
Entry fee to participate is $500, of which $200 goes toward prize money, with Ellis Park and contest administrator AmWager taking no money out. The remaining $300 is the player’s live bankroll, with participants keeping any money they make or have left at the end of the tournament. In addition to an NHC berth, the top four will also win a hotel room at tournament site Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and airfare up to $500.
The tournament will involve betting a minimum of $20 (win, place, exacta or daily double) on each of 10 races that players select from Ellis’ card and optional races. The $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile and Debutante S. will be mandatory races. The tournament is capped at 150 entries, with players allowed to have up to two entries.
Registration, rules and more information are available here.