national horseplayers championship

April Scanio Rides Higher Power To NHC Qualifier Win At Indiana Grand

April Scanio competed in the 2018 NHC Qualifier at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., and a member of her group won the qualifier. This year, it was April’s turn to take home the top prize as she topped a field of 105 entries to win the fourth annual NHC Qualifier at Indiana Grand Saturday, Aug. […]

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Hellmers Crushes Exacta To Win Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Christian Hellmers, from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hit a race 4 exacta that paid more than $16,000 to blast into the lead in Saturday’s Pacific Classic Betting Challenge at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Hellmers held on from there over 206 total entries with a final bankroll of $18,420. In addition, […]

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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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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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Little Red Feather Announces Partner-Only Handicapping Events; Winners To Get Entry To NHC Qualifiers

Little Red Feather, the largest racehorse ownership syndicate based in California, has announced its first ever LRF Partner Handicapping Tour. All summer long, LRF will host 10 private handicapping contests for partners only on www.horseplayers.com. The winner of each tournament receives entry ($165 or $210 value) into the weekend’s NHC qualifier on www.horseplayers.com where participants can […]

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Free Online Tournament Offers Five Seats To 2020 National Horseplayers Championship

The third free online qualifier for the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) is set for June 1 on HorsePlayers.com, 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 at Bally’s Events Center from February 7-9. The Top 100 finishers will receive […]

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Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge Offers $20,000 Top Prize

Caesars Entertainment horse racing properties – Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Harrah’s Philadelphia, and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs – announced today the first-ever Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge. The Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge will offer horseplayers from around the country the unique opportunity to handicap both Thoroughbred and Standardbred races for a top prize of […]

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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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