Horseplayers

NHC Day 2: ESPN’s Mayne, Fallica Vying for Top Prize

Two of ESPN’s most popular on-air personalities – SportsCenter host Kenny Mayne and College GameDay researcher Chris Fallica (also known as “The Bear”) – are playing in the National Handicapping Championship this weekend. Fallica finished Day 1 still in the hunt for the top prize, sitting in a tie for 56th with $69.50. Meanwhile, Mayne […]

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Jarvie Leads NHC Standings After First Day

Joe Jarvie of Renton, Wash., leads the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island Las Vegas after Day 1 with a $115.80 bankroll. The building engineer and former NCAA Division I basketball official vaulted to the lead with a $26.20 winner (Fabulous Fit) in Santa […]

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Portland Bettor Takes $159k Rainbow Six With $115 Ticket

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Friday for $159,411.24 by a bettor through the Portland, Oregon hub. The bettor invested $115.20 to take down the six-figure jackpot. The winning combination was 4-3-5-5-5-8. The bettor’s winning ticket was 2,4,5,10/2,3,6,8/2,3,5,6/5/1,5,10/3,7,8. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single ticket sold […]

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Laurel Park Cancels Friday Card

Live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Friday, January 23 due to track conditions. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting. “It has been the same thing all week. The track is freezing at night and thawing during the afternoon. It is just uneven. For the safety […]

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Eclipse Award, $2.3 Million Prize on the Line at National Handicapping Championship

A record field of 606 entrants will compete for the largest purse in handicapping tournament history – $2,363,000 – and an Eclipse Award as “Horseplayer of the Year” at this weekend’s 16th Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island Las Vegas. The three-day tournament, Friday […]

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NHC Celebrity Challenge Offering $10K in Donations on Behalf of Celebs, Media

Political strategist and commentator James Carville, actress and model Bo Derek and former NBA coach and ESPN/ABC analyst Avery Johnson are among the high-profile Thoroughbred racing fans and supporters set to participate in Saturday’s $10,000 NTRA NHC Charity Challenge, a handicapping contest to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm and a charitable cause of the […]

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Bad Weather Forces Parx To Cancel Tuesday’s Card

Parx Racing has canceled Tuesday’s race card due to remaining issues with the racing surface after a storm which brought freezing rain, went through the area Sunday. According to the Daily Racing Form, Monday’s racing was canceled after one race over the surface, which was muddy and sealed. Parx’s next scheduled day of racing is […]

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Mayo, Rippey Elected to First Class of NHC Hall of Fame

Mike Mayo, a National Handicapping Championship (NHC) mainstay and longtime chairman of the NHC Players’ Committee, and 2006 Champion Ron Rippey have been elected to the inaugural class of the National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Hall of Fame, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today. Mayo and Rippey will be inducted at the NHC Champions […]

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Freeze Forces Laurel To Cancel Monday Card

Live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Monday, January 19 due to track conditions. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting. “After an unexpected freeze on Sunday, the freeze-thaw situation has made the racetrack uneven,” Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said. “It is in the best interest […]

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Gulfstream: Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers into Monday’s Holiday Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a $65,471.55 carryover jackpot on Monday’s special Martin Luther King Day program at Gulfstream Park. The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11 on the 11-race program. In addition, there will be a carryover of $41,982.97 for the $1 Super Hi-5 in Monday’s last race. There were three horses […]

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