SHOWVIVOR 2 TO LAUNCH FEB. 23, SANTA ANITA’S POPULAR ONLINE HANDICAPPING CONTEST FREE TO ALL FANS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2013)—With a pair of retirees, one based in Canton, Ohio and the other on the Big Island of Hawaii, dead heating this past Sunday to win Santa Anita’s initial 2013 offering of Showvivor, Santa Anita has announced that Showvivor 2 will begin Saturday, Feb. 23.

With $5,000 in prize money on the line, the contest came to an end with Lawrence Zufall and Edward Finnegan each collecting $2,250 as they both selected Roar Baby Roar, who finished fourth as the 2-1 favorite in the seventh race. Showvivor began on Jan. 4, and Zufall and Finnegan emerged from a field of 4,388 players.

All of those participating in Showvivor 2 will again be required to select a horse each racing day that finishes no worse than third. If any selection fails to run first, second or third, that player is eliminated for the duration of the contest.

Santa Anita will again offer $5,000 in prize money and on Feb. 23, all selections must be registered at www.santaanita.com no later than 12 noon. Thereafter, selections must be made via the track’s website no later than 10 minutes before first post time each racing day.

Contest rules stipulate that the winner will receive $3,000, the runner-up will get $1,500 and the second runner-up will bank $500. In the event of another dead heat, there is now a tie-breaker mechanism in place, which would result in a single winner.

Those wishing to participate in Showvivor 2 are encouraged to register online as soon as possible. Santa Anita’s 71-day winter/spring meeting will run through April 21. For more information on Showvivor 2, visit www.santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.