Legendary jockey Cauthen to square off with NHL’s Olczyk in Saturday’s Charity 1/ST Handicapping Challenge at Santa Anita

March 25, 2021

ARCADIA, Calif.—The youngest jockey to ever win America’s Triple Crown at age 18 in 1978 aboard the Lazaro Barrera-trained Affirmed, Steve Cauthen, who went on to a brilliant  Hall of Fame career that also saw him post three riding championships in Great Britain, will square off with NHL Hall of Fame player, coach and current NBCSN analyst Eddie Olyczk in Saturday’s Charity 1/ST Handicapping Challenge hosted by Santa Anita Park.

With first post time for a nine-race card at Santa Anita on Saturday at 1 p.m., the 30-minute Cauthen/Olczyk handicapping seminar will begin at 10:30 a.m. PT and can be viewed free of charge at santaanita.com/live, on YouTube and via Twitter.  Fans are encouraged to subscribe to Santa Anita’s YouTube Channel or follow Santa Anita’s Twitter Account to get notification when the show goes live.

Saturday’s seminar will be hosted by Santa Anita’s Jeff “Chappy” Chapman and George Ortuzar, who will also provide their handicapping insights in a fun, free-flowing format.

An invitation-only contest, the Charity 1/ST Handicapping Challenge features head-to-head elimination-style tournament competition, comprised of five total rounds and 31 live racing days, which will ultimately produce one Charity Champion.

At the end of the contest, Santa Anita Park will donate a minimum of $1,000 to the California Retirement Management Account CARMA, and that amount will increase every time one of our participants turns their daily bankroll to more than $1,000. 

Charity 1/ST Handicapping Challenge Tournament Format:

—Each player will start with a mythical $300 bankroll, with players required to wager as follows (three races max):  $100 Win Bet on one horse in each race.  $100 in Exactas in one race (can be either a straight $100 exacta or a $50 exacta box or a $50 part wheel).  $100 in Daily Doubles, starting in one race (either straight or two $50 doubles).

—The player with the most money at the end of each round will move on, while the other is eliminated. 

With Santa Anita scheduled to reopen to the General Public on a limited basis beginning Friday, April 2, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com for additional information, including reserved seating.

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