Hilton, Stations take lead in race contests

Apr 16, 2002 9:59 AM

The Las Vegas Hilton will once again sponsor the Pick the Ponies Invitational XX, billed as “the best race handicapping contest in Las Vegas.”

This year’s $500 entry fee will feature the same wagering format as past years. Cash prizes will be awarded to contestants finishing in the Top 30 and the Hilton will provide $15,000 in daily bonus prize money ($5,000 per day) if entries are received before April 22.

First prize will be 38 percent of all entry fees, based on 200 entrants. Second place is 19 percent of all fees and so on down to 30th place.

$5,000 at Stations

The race books at Boulder, Palace, Green Valley Ranch, Santa Fe, Sunset and Texas Stations as well as Fiesta Rancho will introduce Station Casinos Weekly Handicapping Contest on Wednesday, April 24.

The contest offers $5,000 in guaranteed cash prizes to players with the top bankroll. First place pays $3,000; second $1,000; third $500; fourth $300; and fifth $200.