Past the Wire $100 Breeders’ Cup Classic win bet contest

October 31, 2020

Win a free $100 win bet on the Breeders’ Cup Classic from Past the Wire!

Let us pad your Breeders’ Cup bankroll a bit!

We did it last year, and we are doing it again this year. A lucky Past the Wire reader and email subscriber is going to win a free $100 win bet on the Breeders’ Cup Classic horse of their choice. If the horse wins, they get all the profit. If you win choose wisely.

To win you have to be a subscriber to our free emails. Many of you already are. If not fear not. You can subscribe now. It’s free, easy, and gets you fast access via your email inbox to a lot of our features and news.

Step 2 is as easy as step 1. Share this announcement through any of your social media accounts. Any one you choose, just include the link to the post and the comment “I’m in” Make sure to tag us in the share!

Step 3 is also pretty easy. In the comments section of this announcement tell us the following:

1- The first jockey to be disqualified in a Breeders’ Cup race.

2- In your opinion what was the best losing effort ever in a Breeders’ Cup race and why?

We’ll pick one winner from those who correctly complete all the steps. The decision will be based largely on the answer to the second question so give it some thought.

We’ll be looking for a unique and well reasoned answer. We may even give out a few consolations. We did last year. Breeders’ Cup losses we have discussed recently in our articles will definitely garner attention.

If you need some help with that winning bet selection, you might consider a seat at the table!

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  1. tb.martin Oct 31, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    1. DQ BC Pat Valenzuela aboard Fran’s Valentine 1984 BC Juvenile Fillies

    2. Best losing effort: Most would pick Songbird to Beholder 2016 BC Distaff. Songbird raced too good to lose and lost nothing in defeat to the great Beholder. And I nearly made this my choice. But during Halloween family dinner tonight, birthdays and anniversaries came up for 2021. Then talk turned to 20th anniversary of 9/11. How can any follower of horse racing not remember the 2001 BC Classic with Arc winner Sakhee battling Tiznow and hearing great call by timeless Tom Durkin? Like Songbird, Sakhee raced too good to lose but sometimes Karma steps in to “win it for America!”

  2. Tony Brice Nov 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Pat Valenzuela was disqualified to 10th place aboard Fran’s Valentine in 1984’s first running of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    Slew o’ Gold had what, to me, was the best losing effort in the 1984 inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic which I attended in person. It was one of the most evenly matched Classics ever as far as the top 3 finishers were concerned. Slew o’ Gold was mugged by not only Gate Dancer but Wild Again, as well. He and my all-time favorite jockey, Angel Cordero, deserved better that day.

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