del mar handicapping challenge

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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Del Mar Teams With LRF Cares For Charity Handicapping Contest July 20

In a first of its kind event, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and LRF Cares, a 501(c)(3) sponsored charity, have teamed together to host a live money, on-track contest to benefit thoroughbred aftercare on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Del Mar. Each player receives a $250 live bankroll with the “takeout” going to guaranteed prizes […]

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Day One: Illinois Horseplayer Leads Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Frank Mustari of Des Plaines, Ill., turned his starting bankroll of $6,000 into $27,332 in day one of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Players started the day with a $6,000 live money bankroll in the two-day Challenge. Mustari’s big score was a $40 trifecta in Race 7 paying $16,000. Faron McCubbins from Mt. Washington, Ky., […]

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Hellmers Comes Out On Top In Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, built a big lead with both entries on day one and coasted home to victory in the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge finishing first and second. Players began the contest with a $3,000 live money bankroll in the two-day Challenge. Hellmers scored big on Day One in the Bob […]

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Stauffer Headed To Del Mar Handicapping Challenge With Two Entries

Track announcer Vic Stauffer has been raking in the qualifications for the July 29-30 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge, wrapping up a second $7,000 entry for the contest in Sunday’s qualifier. He will now enter the handicapping contest with two entries, and if either of those entries wins Stauffer will be eligible for a $10,000 HorseTourneys […]

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Karl Barth Doubles Up In Sunday’s Handicapping Contests

Karl Barth put together an impressive pair of handicapping tournament victories on Sunday, earning a seat to the 2018 NHC in the featured qualifier of the day and bagging another $5,000 prize in a Pick & Pray contest. Eric Wing of noted that Barth also finished second in a third tournament on Sunday, the Del […]

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Alabama Resident Claims Title At 2016 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Ed Robinson of Moody, AL took the lead in race 8 and held on to the win by the slimmest of margins in the 13th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Charles Davis from Seattle, WA, was the hard luck 2nd place finisher by a mere $29. Robinson turned his $5,000 live money bankroll into $21,334 […]

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Del Mar Tournament: Winning Takes Discipline, Humility, Finding An Edge

“It’s a thinking man’s lottery, and it takes an extraordinary amount of discipline and humility to be able to sustain the desire to beat this game.” That’s how Southern California resident Christian Hellmers looks at big-money tournaments like the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Ed Zieralski in a profile of […]

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Streiff Earns $103,484 In Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, Calif., coasted to the win in the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff turned his $4,500 live money bankroll into $43,484, largely based on his big score of more than $27,000 in Saturday’s fifth race. First place was worth $60,000, which along with his $43,484 bankroll, gives him total cash winnings […]

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