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‘Truly Special’: Benes Captures Inaugural Hawthorne Horseplayers Invitational

An event that started in a marketing brainstorming session last fall became reality as the inaugural Hawthorne Horseplayers Invitational took place on Saturday at Hawthorne. The concept of the event started simple, bring together a group of top handicappers in the country, have them handicap amongst one another, and open up to the fans about […]

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Hawthorne’s Inaugural Horseplayers Invitational Will Air On NBC Sports Chicago

Every week seems to bring a new innovation in the world of handicapping contests, from novel formats to multimillion-dollar bonus opportunities. Hawthorne Race Course has long been on the leading edge of these developments and has pushed the envelope once again with Saturday’s inaugural Horseplayers Invitational, designed with television in mind for a two-part special to air later this month […]

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Little Red Feather Offers Partners Shot At $1 Million NHC Bonus

Little Red Feather, the largest racehorse ownership syndicate based in California with more than 75 horses and more than 450 active partners, will offer its clients an exclusive opportunity to play for a $1 million bonus at February’s $3 million-estimated NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). In addition, the Little Red Feather partner with the best finish at #NHC19 will […]

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Meadowlands Qualifier Awards Three Seats To NHC

Joe McKay of Gaithersburg, MD, captured the March 24th NTRA National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 143 players representing several different states.  All entry fees went to the prize pool totaling $28,600. The Meadowlands NHC Qualifier required each contestant to make at least ten $20 […]

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Monmouth, Woodbine To Offer $5-Million Bonus For Handicapping Contest ‘Triple’

Monmouth Park Racetrack and Woodbine Entertainment have partnered on an unprecedented $5-million bonus that will be the highlight of the Jersey Shore track’s handicapping contest schedule in 2018. The bonus will be awarded to a player who finishes in the Top 10 of the $400 Monmouth/Woodbine handicapping contest on June 30, then wins the $250 […]

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Trio Of NHC Seats On The Line Saturday In Meadowlands Tournament

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will provide horseplayers with one of their first opportunities to qualify for the 2019 NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) with a qualifying event on Saturday, March 24. The Meadowlands qualifier will offer three guaranteed seats to the NHC. The Meadowlands qualifier requires a $400 buy-in, with $200 going towards each player’s bankroll […]

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Ultimate Betting Challenge Among Numerous Weekend Contests Offering NHC Spots

With a cash prize pool of $145,000 plus a total of 10 berths to the three most prestigious handicapping contests – the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship, and the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge – Sunday’s Ultimate Betting Challenge is one of the most popular on-track contests on the calendar. Players […]

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Maryland Handicapper Wins Champions Tournament, Earns BCBC Berth

Brian Conley of Columbia, Md. finished with a balance of $2,192 to edge Coleen Curley and capture the spring session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday, March 3 at Laurel Park. The tournament was open to players for a fee of $300, which covered a $100 entry fee and $200 bankroll. […]

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NTRA Creates Player Ratings For National Horseplayers Championship

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today unveiled a National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) rating system similar to a handicap or rating used in golf, bowling and tennis. With the maximum rating of 10, three longtime NHC Tour standouts are tied as the top-rated contest players in the world – Roger Cettina and brothers Bill Shurman […]

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NHC, BCBC Berths Up For Grabs In Saturday Tournament At Laurel Park

The Maryland Jockey Club is hosting its spring session of the Champions Handicapping Tournament Saturday, March 3 at Laurel Park. Berths to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and the BIG ONE tournaments are on the line, as well as guaranteed prize money to the top 10 finishers. A maximum of two […]

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