LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces the $5k Preakness Spin to Win contest. Surrounding the Preakness Stakes, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., the contest will offer new opportunities to win cash prizes and rewards while bringing in both longtime horse racing fans and new viewers to the sport.
“Now that the Preakness Stakes (G1) has become a part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series, the anticipation and stakes are higher than ever before as fans wait to see which horse will win and go on to compete in the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 7,” said Justin McDonald, Breeders’ Cup Senior Vice President of Marketing. “The Preakness presents the perfect opportunity to engage the horse racing community during one of the sport’s biggest days and we’re hopeful that this contest will drive additional awareness and viewership surrounding the race as well.”
Fans are able to participate in the digital contest by visiting BreedersCup.com/Preakness to spin a digital wheel, from which players will be assigned at random a horse running in the Preakness Stakes. On Oct. 3, participants are encouraged to watch the Preakness Stakes live on NBC to find out if their chosen horse wins. Six lucky winners will be selected from the pool of entrants who were assigned the winning horse of the Preakness Stakes. The winner of the grand prize will earn a total of $5,000, while five additional winners will receive $250 gift cards to be redeemed at the Breeders’ Cup Shop.
The $5k Preakness Spin to Win is open now and will run until 6:45 p.m. ET on Oct. 3. Winners must be legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) and be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. To view more details surrounding the official rules for the contest, fans may visit BreedersCup.com/Preakness.
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will return to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Nov. 6-7 for the second time in the event’s history. For more information surrounding the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit BreedersCup.com. Fans interested in Breeders’ Cup’s ongoing efforts to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on the horse racing community and contributing to the organization’s relief efforts may also visit BreedersCup.com/Donate to learn more.