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National Horseplayers Championship Moved Back To Bally’s Las Vegas

The NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament, will have a new home beginning in 2020, as the NTRA and Caesars Entertainment have signed a multi-year agreement to move the event to Bally’s Las Vegas. The 21st edition of the NHC, presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and […]

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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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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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This year’s first free online qualifier for the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) is set for March 2 on, the official online qualifying site of the NHC. The top five finishers will earn automatic berths to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship to be held in Las Vegas next February. Each winning prize package includes NHC […]

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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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Gilbert Maintains NHC Lead; Gallo, Littlemore Surge Toward Final Table

Heading into the second day of the 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, J. Randy Gallo was confident he could look around the room and be certain of two things. “I know 90% of the people here and I’m not in their […]

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Veteran, Former Teacher Gilbert Takes Early Lead In 20th NHC

Robert Gilbert, a 68-year-old former high school teacher and military veteran, surged to the lead after the final mandatory race went into the books during Day 1 of the 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, topping the leaderboard with a mythical bankroll […]

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