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Handicapping Contest

August 25

The second handicapping contest of the season takes place on the fifth floor.

Make sure to sign-up and play.

Entree fee: $0. Buy in: $40 (live money).

$2,000 in prizes: $1,000 to the Winner, $500 to 2nd, $300 to 3rd and $200 to 4th.

The contest will features races from Emerald Downs, Golden Gate and Del Mar.

Complete rules

Registration on the fifth floor begins at 11:30 AM. Races from Emerald Downs, Santa Anita and Golden Gate will be used.

Entries per person: One entry per person.

Wagering format: $2 Win & $2 Place on one horse in each race (Maximum payout for win 20/1, for place 10/1). Keep all winnings after the 10 races have finished.

Five Emerald Downs races must be used and five other races from Del Mar and/or Golden Gate.



First race 2 PM • $9 admission • 17 and under always free

Three Quarter Horse stakes races will be contested on the afternoon card:

  • $25,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge
  • $15,000 Emerald Downs Distance Challenge
  • $35,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge


Gates open 30 minutes before the first simulcast race. Please review our calendar for exact opening times.

Simulcast Calendar


Floor 5

Opens at 2 PM on Thursday and Friday, noon on the weekends

Featuring all your favorite table games!


August 25
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