Live money handicapping challenges allow you to compete alongside contestants online through NYRA Bets. Pre-registration through NYRA Bets is required. Visit NYRA Bets for more details on participating online in the NYRA Challenges.
For questions regarding the Challenges, contact [email protected].
The last handicapping challenge of 2020, the Cigar Mile Challenge awards cash prizes and two seats to the NHC (rescheduled for August 27-29, 2021 at Bally’s in Las Vegas). The contest is a $500 buy-in ($250 bankroll/$250 prize pool), which includes Aqueduct races (at least 5 races of your choice). Follow along with the races on America's Day at the Races while keeping track of your leaderboard standings on NYRA Bets. After the contest, your bankroll and prize winnings are shifted back into your NYRA Bets account to start betting or to withdraw.
Saturday, December 5
$500 Buy-In ($250 Live Bankroll/$250Prize Pool)
Exclusively for NYRA Bets members
NYRA Bets customers in Colorado, Montana and Washington cannot participate due to state law
Registration for the Cigar Mile Challenge closed on December 4.
Gotham Challenge - March 7, 2020
Cigar Mile Challenge (Only NYRA Bets customers) - December 7, 2019
Aqueduct Challenge - November 16, 2019
Wood Memorial Challenge - April 6, 2019
Gotham Challenge - March 9, 2019
Aqueduct Challenge - November 17, 2018
NTRA/Belmont NHC Super Qualifier - September 29, 2018
Fourstardave Challenge - August 11, 2018
Saratoga Challenge - August 10, 2018
Stars and Stripes Challenge - July 7, 2018
Wood Memorial Challenge - April 7, 2018
Gotham Challenge - March 10, 2018
State regulations don't allow participation in the online contest at this time. Please sign up for the onsite contest.
Upgrade your account to a free NYRA Bets account to play the online contest. Visit nyrabets.com, login with your credentials, click on your name, then select Upgrade to securely update your account information. Once complete, return to this page to enter the contest (you may have to sign out and sign back in on the contest page).Upgrade Now
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