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No Gimmicks? No Problem For Tampa Bay Downs Handicapping Contest Winner Mike Buccina

Mike Buccina had a few good reasons for not entering Saturday’s High Rollers Handicapping Contest at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. “I was hedging, because I’ve been going so bad,” the former Thoroughbred owner said. “And I’m not a win-place-show bettor. I’m a gimmick player – I can’t remember the last time I bet […]

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Hall Of Fame Sportscaster Returns To ‘Postcard’ Hialeah For NHC Qualifier

Hall of Fame sportscaster Lesley Visser, who covered major sporting events around the world during an incomparable career in network broadcasting, fondly remembers the first time she ever saw a Thoroughbred horse race in person. “It was in 1973 at Hialeah Park,” she recalled. “I was in school at Boston College and a group of […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Plans Second Annual High Rollers Handicapping Contest For January 11

The second annual High Rollers Handicapping Contest, featuring a potential first-place prize of $20,000, will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 in the VIP Room at Tampa Bay Downs. To enter, players are required to deposit $1,000, of which $500 serves as the player’s wagering bankroll and $500 goes to the prize pool. Any dollar amount […]

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NHC Workshop To Feature Discussion, Analysis Of Contest Impact On Handle

Racetrack and advance deposit wagering company officials are among the speakers at Monday’s 3nd Annual National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Contest Workshop in Tucson, the NTRA announced today. The NHC Contest Workshop, which will be held on the eve of the University of Arizona’s 46th Annual Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming, will take place December 9 at Loews […]

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Hialeah Park To Host ‘Last Chance’ Qualifier For National Horseplayers Championship

For the first time in the long and storied history of this iconic South Florida landmark, Hialeah Park will host a qualifying tournament for the National Horseplayers Championship. The qualifier will be held in the Champions Simulcast Center & Sports Bar located on the second floor of the clubhouse at Hialeah Park on Sunday January […]

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Three NHC Seats On The Line In Sept. 14 Handicapping Contest At Los Al

The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer cash prizes and as many as three seats to the 2020 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money contest Saturday, Sept. 14 during the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet. Cost to enter the tournament is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in […]

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Melissa Margolis Wagers ‘Across The Board’ To Lead Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Melissa Margolis, from Thousand Oaks, CA, made “Across The Board” win, place and show wagers on Del Mar Race 6 winner Hit The Road, at odds of 9-1, to earn $24,000 and catapult into the lead of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Margolis held on from there over 107 total entries with a final bankroll […]

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San Diegan Todd Cady Wins Del Mar LRF Cares Handicapping Tournament

Todd Cady, from San Diego, connected on a $100 double finishing in the last race to run away from the field with a final score of $6,210 in Saturday’s LRF Cares Handicapping Challenge at Del Mar. Cady receives an entry valued at $8,000 to next weekend’s Del Mar Challenge expected to feature $225,000 in prizes. […]

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NHC, BCBC, Big One Berths Up For Grabs in Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament

Registration begins Saturday, July 20 for the second and final session of the 2019 Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament to be held Saturday, Aug. 17 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park. Berths to the NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and BIG ONE tournaments are on the […]

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Steve Byk, NTRA Offer Handicapping Challenge For NHC Seat

Steve Byk, host of the acclaimed Thoroughbred radio news magazine “At the Races” on Sirius XM, is partnering with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) to send one NHC Tour member to Las Vegas to compete in the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) next February. The “Beat Byk NHC Challenge” will run from July 20-Sept. 2. During […]

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