Handicappers’ contests

Feb 25, 2003 6:49 AM

Horse players can make a twin killing with back-to-back handicapping contests on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The contests take place at Palace Station and Terrible’s, respectively, and offer a nice parlay for players’ skills.

Each of the contests has a $10 entry fee and require selecting from the Southern California card (currently they’re running at Santa Anita).

In the Palace Station contest, players must pick the winner of all eight races. The winner is determined by the accumulated pari-mutuel payoffs, with cash prizes awarded for second and third place as well.

There’s also a consolation prize for the contestants that pick in-the-money winners for all eight races.

At Terrible’s, players pick a horse in the last six races, but pari-mutuel payoffs for place and show are also figured into the mix. The top three with the highest accumulated earnings split 100 percent of the entry fees.