Horseplayers

Neumeier Wins Inaugural Charity Challenge

Bob Neumeier, the longtime NBC Sports handicapper and Boston sportscaster, won the inaugural NTRA NHC Charity Challenge with a final mythical bankroll of $65, besting runner-up Mike Watchmaker of Daily Racing Form, who checked in second with $62.40. Neumeier never led until the last jump, clinching the contest by correctly selecting $13.20 winner Presidentsky in […]

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NHC: Final 50 Field Set as O’Neil Tops Standings After Day 2

The field for Sunday’s Final 50 is set as Day 2 at the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island Las Vegas concluded with John O’Neil of Huntington Station, N.Y., on top, holding a $253 bankroll. The highest score on Day 2 went to Lawrence […]

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Handle Up on Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Day; Super Hi-5 Carryover Into Sunday Card

Saturday’s program, featuring memorable performances by Upstart in the Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) and Birdatthewire in the Forward Gal (G2), drew a packed house to Gulfstream Park and total handle of $14.6 million. The total handle was up $1.1 million from last year’s Holy Bull day and $2.3 million from the previous Saturday. The […]

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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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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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