Bruce Meyer wins $10,000 in Portland Meadows Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest
After 60 racing days and 1694 eliminated players, Bruce Meyer stood at the top of the mountain alone as the single winner of Portland Meadows Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest. Since he outlasted all of his competitors and made it to the end of the season, Meyer will take home a $10,000 pay day.
“The last 24 hours has been the most nervous I’ve been,” said Meyer. “I kept looking at the past performances for today’s card and trying to figure out who I was going to take. There weren’t any real dominating looking favorites, so it was tough.”
Meyer and his final competitor, Bob Lunny, were both alive into the closing day card and both selected runners in the third race. Meyer took JJ’s Gypsy while Lunny selected Firedancers MG, both of whom reside in the Felimon Alvarado barn. As the field turned for home, JJ’s Gypsy started to make his move, while Firedancers MG didn’t seem to be handling the track well and faded to last. JJ’s Gypsy got up to get the win, and earn Meyer the $10,000 top prize.
“It’s a long grind for sure,” Meyer said. “I didn’t get too nervous until we got down to three and we all kept being right day after day.”
Bruce Meyer is no stranger to ShowVivor contests and won $3,000 in the Santa Anita Winter/Spring ShowVivor Contest back in 2009. The 47 year old Meyer is a long time horse player who lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis and got his start playing the races when Canterbury Park opened up in 1985. Meyer tries to play all of the ShowVivor contests he can whenever a track offers one up.
“I’ve been used horses from the top trainers like Jonathan Nance and Nick Lowe as well as jockeys like Luis Torres, Marijo Terleski and Anne Sanguinetti most of the time in this contest.”
“I’m still in shock and I certainly didn’t expect to win one of these contests for a second time.”