All but three days had three races. My virtual payout (based on $2 Win-Place-Show bets in each race) was $923.70, compared to the winner’s virtual payout of $1,444. If I’d been betting real money, I would’ve lost $355.
Here’s how the game worked: participants survived THOROENDURO until a race day when none of their selections finished in the top four of their respective race. Only selections that finished in 1st, 2nd or 3rd position received “virtual bankroll” credit based on the official pari-mutuel payoffs for that selection’s respective race. If a contestant failed to have any of their selections finish in the top four positions of any game race on a THOROENDURO contest date, they lost one Eligibility Life. This could force the contestant to go “In the Barn” for a period of time before being allowed back “In the Race” of THOROENDURO.
I finished the 62-day competition–from Aug. 23 to Dec. 14–without ever being “In the Barn.”
Here are some of the other contests where I’ve used intuition:
- T.W. finishes 45-day fantasy horseracing contest
- Fantasy horseracing: a fun test of intuition
- Fantasy horseracing: Intuition at the track