Handicapping tournaments

Lone Star Park Offers Free Entry, Live-Money Contest With NHC Seats On The Line

Registration is now open for Lone Star Park’s $1,000 Steve Sexton Mile Day Challenge, taking place on Sunday, April 28 and offering four guaranteed National Horseplayers Championship seats as well as $7,500 in cash. The no-entry-fee 100% Player Bankroll Live Money contest offers incredible value in contest play with odds of winning an NHC Seat […]

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Hawthorne Horseplayers Invitational Returns With Bigger Field, Prizes

Following the success of the Inaugural Hawthorne Horseplayers Invitational in the spring of 2018, the second edition of the event returns on March 30, 2019. What started out in a marketing brainstorming session has evolved into a major event to open the spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course. Hawthorne has been an innovator in the […]

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Registration Now Open For Kentucky Derby Betting Championship

The best handicappers will join the best 3-year-olds for the fourth annual TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Betting Championship on May 3-4 at Churchill Downs, and registration is now open for this marquee tournament in Thoroughbred racing with a prize pool expected to be its biggest yet. Featuring a $12,000 buy-in and the ability to play either […]

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NYRA Bets Boosts New York Contests; Schuman Looks To Score In Wood Memorial Challenge

The New York Racing Association’s handicapping contests have always held a special place in the contest world landscape and that place has now grown dramatically as players can now compete online via NYRA Bets. The 2019 Gotham Challenge marked the first time players were able to register and compete online in a handicapping tournament via NYRA […]

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Meadowlands To Host Live-Money Tourney Offering Two NHC Seats

The Meadowlands is hosting a live-money National Horseplayers Championship qualifying event this Saturday, March 23 that will provide two seats to the NHC Final in Las Vegas to be held February 7-9, 2020.   The Meadowlands qualifier will have a $400 total fee – $200 will go towards the prize pool estimated at $20,000 and […]

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Laurel Park: Berths On The Line In Live-Money Maryland Jockey Club Tournament

Registration is now open for the spring session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament scheduled to be held Saturday, March 16 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park. Berths to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and BIG ONE tournaments are on the line, as well […]

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Sign Up Now Available For ‘Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge’ At Monmouth Park

Registration is now open for Monmouth Park’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge – one of the country’s biggest handicapping contests – on Saturday, June 1. The innovative handicapping tournament has, in just three years of existence, quickly become a can’t-miss-event in the contest world. In 2018, the Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge was the only […]

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Live-Money Gotham Challenge Kicks Off Road To Belmont Stakes Tournament

The journey to the Belmont Stakes Challenge begins on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack with the Gotham Challenge as part of the 2019 NYRA Handicapping Challenge series. The live-money challenge, with a $500 entry fee, of which $250 will be allocated to the prize pool and $250 for each player’s live bankroll, will see […]

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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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