Handicapping tournaments

How He Did It: NHC Champion Coles Focused On Picking Winners Through Technology

Scott Coles wasn’t born yet when Andy Beyer wrote his breakthrough book “Picking Winners” in 1975, but that’s the mantra the 34-year-old Illinois resident followed last weekend when he defeated some of the most seasoned handicappers in the game and won the $800,000 first-place prize in the National Horseplayers Championship. Presented for the 20th time by […]

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First-Year Qualifier Coles Takes Down $800,000 Prize As National Horseplayers Championship Winner

If Scott Coles wanted to leave the 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC)  with the $800,000 first-place check and an Eclipse Award to his name, he figured that acting like the best handicapper in the room wasn’t going to cut it. He had to play fields that weren’t obvious attractions. He had to focus on […]

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Laurel Park To Host Six-Week ‘Cure The Winter Blues’ Handicapping Tournament

The Maryland Jockey Club will host its annual Cure the Winter Blues handicapping tournament over six consecutive Saturdays beginning with the Feb. 16 Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park. Weekly and grand prizes will be available to the first, second and third-place finishers in the Cure the Winter Blues tournament, which runs through Saturday, March […]

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Nearly 700 Entries Competing For $3 Million In Prizes At National Horseplayers Championship

An estimated field of 670 entries will compete for nearly $2.9 million in cash and awards – and horse racing’s official title of “Horseplayer of the Year” – at this weekend’s 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas. Both the field size and the purse are the second-largest […]

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‘Beyond Incredible’: Veteran Gambler David Gutfreund Goes On Streak To Capture NHC Tour

One of the most remarkable stretches in the history of the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Tour propelled longtime contest player David Gutfreund to five tournament victories in the second half of the year en route to earning 24,123 points to win the 2018 NHC Tour, which ended Saturday. Gutfreund earned $100,000, a 2020 NHC seat, a trophy, […]

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Meadowlands: Popular Winter Meet Survival Challenge Is Back

Contestants have until 6:45pm tomorrow, Friday, January 4 to register and make their selections in the always popular Meadowlands Winter Meet Survival Challenge powered by 123Racing. The grand prize is $1,000 & 2019 WHHC Spot (World Harness Handicapping Championship) The second-place prize is $500 & 2019 WHHC Spot The third-place prize is $250 & 2019 […]

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Monmouth Park Offers ‘Last Chance’ Qualifier For NHC

Monmouth Park Racetrack will conclude its 2018 handicapping contest schedule with a $400 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Qualifier on Saturday, Dec. 29.  For players in the northeast and mid-Atlantic, the contest will serve as a “last chance” to qualify for the 2019 NHC, conducted Feb. 8-10 at the Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Contest players […]

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Streiff Rides Final Race Trifecta To Del Mar Fall Challenge Tourney Win

Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, Calif., crushed race 9 in the Del Mar Fall Challenge to finish well clear of the 60 other entries at Del Mar racetrack on Sunday. Streiff, down to $1,300 going into the last race scored huge with a series of trifecta wagers keyed by two longshots in first and third […]

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Online Contests Offer Four Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Berths This Weekend

With only two weeks remaining until the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, chances to qualify into the $1 million* Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) are going fast, but a big weekend is at hand with four contests offering spots into the largest live-money handicapping contest in the world, highlighted by Saturday’s (Oct. 20) tournament which has a super-low qualifying ratio […]

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Four Berths Into Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Available This Weekend

With just three weeks remaining until the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, qualifying contests for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) are coming down to the wire. Four berths into the largest live-money handicapping contest in the world are at stake this weekend, highlighted by Saturday’s (Oct. 13) tournament which has a super-low qualifying ratio (1 per 5) and […]

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