By: Kristin Spinning
If you’re already riding in the class, why not ride for CASH? There are now jackpots in Reining, Ranch Riding, and Trail at Sun Circuit held March 5-13 in Scottsdale, AZ. The 2D Jackpots will run concurrently with just one day of each of the following classes, so be sure to check the schedule: Junior, Senior, Amateur and Select Reining; Junior, Senior, L1 Amateur, Amateur, and Select Ranch Riding; and Junior, Senior, Amateur, and Select Trail.
There is either $1,000 or $2,000 in added money for each class, plus 100% payback of jackpot entry fees. A 2D jackpot class consist of a 1D and 2D division. When you enter the 2D jackpot for a class, you are eligible for the 1D payout or the 2D payout. That means means you have multiple opportunities to win even if you do not place first in the class. You may end up 5th overall, but be first in the 2D division and win some cash. The jackpot entry is a small investment for big fun.
All added money and entry fees will be divided equally between the 1D and 2D divisions. Each division pays three places to the highest composite scoring horses entered in that jackpot class. The 1D pays out to the top 3 scores and the 2D payout begins at the halfway point of the total number of horses entered in that jackpot class.
The following are some examples of how the payout structure works.
Example 1: There are 6 total horses entered in a 2D Jackpot class. The three high composite scores will receive the payout for the 1D portion of the class. The 2D payout will begin with 4th high composite score and the 4th, 5th and 6th high composite scores will receive the payout of the 2D portion of the class.
Example 2: 16 horses are entered in the 2D jackpot class. The 1D payout is paid to the three high composite scores in the class and the 1D division consists of the top 8 horses (including all ties). The 2D payout begins with the 9th place horse, aka the first horse in the second half of all the jackpotted horses and then also pays the 10th and 11th places.
Example 3: 17 horses are entered in a 2D jackpot class. The 1D payout is paid to the three high composite scores in the top half of the class- again the top 8 horses including all ties. The 2D payout begins with the first horse in the bottom half of the total number of entries in the 2D Jackpot class, but being an odd number of entries, it is rounded up. Therefore, the 2D payout begins with the composite score of the 9th horse.
Total payout will be split among tied horses. There is a minimum of three places paid.
If five horses score a 143, the total purse will be split equally among all five horses. If two horses score a 143, 1st and 2nd money will be totaled and then split evenly between the two tied horses. If 3rd place had three tied horses, third place money will be split evenly among the tied horses.
Enter Jackpots at the Show
If you want in on the 2D jackpots in Reining, Ranch Riding, or Trail, be sure to enter the jackpot for your class in the show office! You must pay the specified jackpot entry fee by 5 pm the day prior to the class. Class will run concurrent with the respective AQHA class. You are not entering a separate class.
See full details at https://www.suncircuit.com/added-money-events