national horseplayers championship

NHC Tour $10K Summer Challenge Kicks Off May 29

The second NHC Tour $10,000 Summer Challenge, a bonus challenge that rewards participants who accumulate the most NHC Tour points on over a three-month period, will kick off Friday, May 29. The NHC Summer Challenge will consist of 40 direct qualifiers into the 2021 $3,000,000-estimated National Horseplayers Championship as well as low-priced feeders starting at […]

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NTRA Expands Number Of Tour Members Who Can Qualify For NHC 2021

As part of the ongoing process to evolve with circumstances brought on the coronavirus pandemic, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced it has adjusted the NHC Tour rules to allow for a greater number of Tour members to qualify for the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) by accumulating Tour points throughout the 2020 NHC […]

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COVID-19: NHC Tour Announces Rule Changes Due To Travel, Gathering Restrictions

The NTRA sent the following message Tuesday about rule changes for this year’s NHC Tour due to travel and gathering restrictions for the coronavirus: Due to the escalating and evolving circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic and current and pending policies barring on-track spectators at racetracks across the United States, we are revising the NHC Tour […]

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Goldsmith Works Strategy To Perfection To Capture 2020 NHC Title

Like so many before him, Thomas Goldsmith arrived in Las Vegas this week looking for trouble. Unlike most who find themselves in the midst of drama on the famous strip, the resident of Montgomery, CA was able to emerge from a heated battle with his life undoubtedly changed for the better. The 21st edition of […]

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NHC Day 1: Early Leader Albion Benton Honed Skills At Rockingham Park

As he stood inside the Bally’s Event Center Friday evening surrounded by nearly 600 of his horseplayer brethren, Albion Benton recalled the early handicapping mettle instilled in him during his early days growing up near Rockingham Park in New Hampshire. “Believe it or not, my uncle used to go head to head with me every single day,” […]

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Last Season’s Tour Rookie Of The Year Joe Rosen Returns For NHC

Joe Rosen, who owns pieces of horses through the Little Red Feather and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners syndicates, came into last year’s NHC as the 2018 NHC Tour Rookie of the Year. “It was nerve-wracking when I got to the NHC,” Rosen said. “It was a lot of fun competing all last year. The first tournament […]

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Overflow Field Of Celebrities, Media To Play In NHC Charity Challenge

While the 21st NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and Bally’s will crown the best handicapper in the sport, industry accolades will be on the line as a cross section of notable journalists, analysts, and personalities compete in the 6th Annual Runhappy/NTRA NHC Charity Challenge presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka […]

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148 ‘Rookies’ In Field of Nearly 700 Contesting National Horseplayers Championship

An estimated field of nearly 700 entries will compete for a record prize pool of some $2.95 million – and horse racing’s official title of “Horseplayer of the Year” – at this weekend’s 21st NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and Bally’s. The three-day tournament, Friday to Sunday at Bally’s Las Vegas, will offer a first-place prize […]

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Who Has Best Odds To Win National Horseplayers Championship?

Joseph Besecker, Howard Blumberg, James Metzger, and Chris Michaels are the top individual betting interests according to player odds released for this week’s 21st NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and Bally’s, set for February 7-9 at Bally’s Las Vegas. All four top individuals were installed at 60-1 to take the title of Horseplayer […]

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