$40 Handicapping Contest

A fan favorite, the $40 Handicapping Contest tests your skills at picking the ponies.

How to Play
You will play with $30 live money (keep all your winnings, $10 entry fee). You must make $3 Win/Place wagers on one horse in five live Santa Anita races. No more than $3 Win/Place shall be played on any one horse.

The player with highest bankroll wins!

No Entries will be taken 15 minutes to post for the 5th race in a 9 race card or 6th race in a 10 race card. For more information, go to the Main THOROUGHBREDS Center, located on the far east end of the 1st floor grandstand.

Daily Prizes (keep all your winnings)
1st: $500 & a free qualifying spot for the finals
2nd: $200
3rd: $100
The finals will be held on Sunday, April 21.

Grand Prizes


1st: Entries into both the NHC in Las Vegas and the 2013 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita Park
2nd: Entry to the NHC in Las Vegas


Official Rules

Daily Winners

Saturday, December 29
1st Place Louis Constan $93.90 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Troy Podratz $92.10
3rd Place Chris Podratz $80.70

Sunday, December 30
1st Place Jesus Guillen $81.30 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Tom Quigley $64.50
3rd Place Ed Gerdvig $58.50

Saturday, January 5
1st Place Abel Diaz $104.70 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Chuck White $96.00
3rd Place John Glassicic and Nathaniel Gines (Tie) $88.50

Sunday, January 6
1st Place Samuel Alipio $ 111.00 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Carlos Garcia $102.00
3rd Place Bob Malconian and Peter Stotland (Tie) 77.10

Saturday, January 12
1st Place Jose Arias $178.20 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Mark Streiff $145.20
3rd Place Jose Arias and Chris Podratz (Tie) $139.50

Sunday, January 13
1st Place Jose Arias $115.80 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Abel Diaz $115.20
3rd Place Jesse Salazar $111.90

Saturday, January 19
1st Place Steven Gondocs $ 355.20 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Alberto Lizarraga $286.50
3rd Place Todd Sample $276.00

Sunday, January 20
1st Place Abel Diaz $124.80 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Darwin Labordo, Thomas Labordo (Tie) $114.90

Saturday, January 26
1st Place Bobby Mcullough $204.00 (Qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Gerrado Diaz $193.20
3rd Place Chuck Baldini $118.20

Sunday, January 27
1st Place Jim Gibbons $112.50 (qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Dennis Decawer $96.60
3rd Place Jose Arias $96.00

Saturday, February 2
1st Place Kristi Kitchen $75.60 (qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Donald Allen $ 49.60
3rd Place James Root $ 48.00

Saturday, February 9
1st Place Chris Podratz $223.20 (qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Michael Newman $213.30
3rd Place Darwin Labordo $188.40

Sunday, February 10
1st Place George Ouzounian $91.20 (qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Earl Marijala $62.40
3rd Place Darwin Labordo $56.70

Saturday, February 16
1st 1st Place Randy Scholz $147.00 (qualified for the finals)
2nd Hesham Ragab $136.50 (Tie)
2nd John (Jack) Martin $136.50 (Tie)

Sunday, February 17
1st Place Marlyse Labordo $100.20 (qualified for the finals)
2nd Place Brian Neuser $91.50
3rd Place Michael Faulkner $90.00

Saturday, February 23
1st Place Todd Sample $192.60 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place James Root- $151.80
3rd Place Geraldo Diaz $145.80

Sunday, February 24
1st Place Anita Kerzic $77.10 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place John(Jack) Martin $73.20
3rd Place Michael Faulkner $68.10

Saturday, March 2
1st Place Darwin Labordo $147.00 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Alberto Lizarraga $117.60
3rd Place Geraldo Diaz $112.20

Sunday, March 3
1st Place Tom Mulligan 126.30 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Brad Blackmore- $107.40
3rd Place Dennis Podratz- $71.70

Saturday, March 16
1st Place Donna Fong $95.40 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Richard Nakama $74.10
3rd Place Mark Hackworth $67.50

Sunday, March 17
1st Place Thomas Labordo $105.60 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Andrew Ma $103.80
3rd Place Thomas Labordo $90.30

Saturday, March 23
1st Place Paul Gibson $86.70 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Ernie Berumen $70.20
3rd Place Eric Weinsheink (2 entries) and Mitch Garrison $60.60 (3 way tie)

Sunday, March 24
1st Place Jeff Day $83.70 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place James Root $70.50
3rd Place Kevin Podratz $61.50

Saturday, March 30
1st Place James Leal, Andrew Ma (Tie) $133.50 (Qualified for finals)
3rd Place Tom Mulligan $129.50

Sunday, March 31
1st Place Bob Malconian $117.90 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Bill Wolf $105.00
3rd Place Carlos Garcia $97.80

Saturday, April 6
1st Place Gary Kolar $96.30 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Steven Gondocs $79.20
3rd Place Eric Weinsheink $78.00

Sunday, April 7
1st Place Thomas Labordo $62.70 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place James Root $57.90
3rd Place Chuck White $55.50

Saturday, April 13
1st Place Drew Kocsi $84.90 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Dan Brockman $72.00
3rd Place Chuck Baldini $71.10

Sunday, April 14
1st Place Peter Stotland $164.40 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Geraldo Diaz, Mitch Garrison $159.90 (Tie)

Saturday, April 20
1st Place Mike Park $103.80 (Qualified for finals)
2nd Place Richard Nakama $86.70
3rd Place Louis Constan $73.20

Sunday, April 21 Championship
1st Place Steven Gondocs $199.20 Entry into 2013 Breeders Cup Challenge and Entry into 2014 National Handicapping Challenge Finals
2nd Place Jesus Guillen $173.70 Entry into 2014 National Handicapping Challenge Finals