Digital Downs Eliminator Details

Digital Downs Eliminator Tournament Racing

The Eliminator tournament signals the start of every new racing season for unraced 2yo and 3yo horses. The excitement of a new crop of foals trained up to run in the Eliminator, hopeful the potential shown in track works shows up come race day. Run against a pool of entries 50-200 horses deep. Survive each heat and advance to the Eliminator final. One horse will stand alone!

How to Enter
Eliminator tournaments are held every January, May and September for unraced 2yo and 3yo horses. There are usually topics created in the Digital Downs Forum promoting the event. You will be able to enter your horses from the normal race entry calendar, look for the Eliminator race title. There is no limit to how many horses you may enter.
The Eliminator in More Detail
  • There will be a 2yo Eliminator and 3yo Eliminator for unraced horses.
  • Colt and fillies will run together.
  • 2 year old colts will carry 120 pounds, 2 year old fillies will carry 118 pounds, 3 year old colts will carry 121 pounds and 3 year old fillies will carry 119 pounds.
  • A total 2 year old pool of horses will be created from the entries into one race that is posted on the schedule.
  • When the 1st round race closes, the horses entered into the race will split evenly into instances of the same race. For example...100 entries would split into 10 seperate 10 horse round 1 fields.
  • Stables with multiple entries will have their horses split evenly across each instance
  • Jockey Selection will be randomly determined in the first round only first by the 3 jockeys you have selected then by default.
  • There are usually 4 rounds of the Eliminator. A preliminary, quarterfinal, semifinal and final
  • The top 5 finishing horses in each 1st round race will advance to the second round (in this example of 100 total horses / 10 races of 10 horses)
  • The quaretrfinal round will include the 50 horses that advanced split into five - 10 horse fields. The top 4 finishing horses will advance to the semifinal
  • The semifinal round will be two - 10 horse fields and the top 5 finishinhg horses from each semifinal heat will advance to the Eliminator final
  • The Eliminator final will be one - 10 horse field
  • Jockey selection tie breaker from the quarterfinal to the final will be determined by earnings. If two horses have the same earnings and the same desired jockey Digital Downs will auto-random select the assignment of the jockey.
  • Throughout the entire tournament, horses from the same stable will be evenly split bewteen the instances until the final
Eliminator Financial Structure and Payouts

2 Year Old Eliminator Structure - $1,321 in total prize money

example only
Preliminary Round - 100 Horses Quarterfinal Round - 50 Horses Semifinal Round - 20 Horses Eliminator Final
$6 entry fee per horse $7 entry fee per horse $8 entry fee per horse $10 entry fee per horse
10 fields of 10 horses 5 fields of 10 horses 2 fields of 10 horses 1 field of 10 horses
$600 round 1 prize pool $350 round 2 prize pool $160 round 3 prize pool $100 round 4 prize pool
$60 prize pool per race $70 prize pool per race $80 prize pool per race $221 finals prize pool
10% deferred jockey fee applied 10% deferred jockey fee applied 10% deferred jockey fee applied 10% deferred jockey fee applied
Top 5 finishing horses advance per race Top 4 finishing horses advance per race Top 5 finishing horses advance per race Last Horse Standing - Eliminator Champion
10% deffered jockey fee rolled back into the finals purse.

3 Year Old Eliminator Structure - $1,133 in total prize money

example only
Preliminary Round - 100 Horses Quarterfinal Round - 50 Horses Semifinal Round - 20 Horses Eliminator Final
$5 entry fee per horse $6 entry fee per horse $7 entry fee per horse $9 entry fee per horse
10 fields of 10 horses 5 fields of 10 horses 2 fields of 10 horses 1 field of 10 horses
$500 round 1 prize pool $300 round 2 prize pool $140 round 3 prize pool $90 round 4 prize pool
$50 prize pool per race $60 prize pool per race $70 prize pool per race $193 finals prize pool
10% deferred jockey fee applied 10% deferred jockey fee applied 10% deferred jockey fee applied 10% deferred jockey fee applied
Top 5 finishing horses advance per race Top 4 finishing horses advance per race Top 5 finishing horses advance per race Last Horse Standing - Eliminator Champion
10% deffered jockey fee rolled back into the finals purse.

Survive and Advance...

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