Ultimate Betting Challenge Among Numerous Weekend Contests Offering NHC Spots

With a cash prize pool of $145,000 plus a total of 10 berths to the three most prestigious handicapping contests – the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship, the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship, and the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge – Sunday’s Ultimate Betting Challenge is one of the most popular on-track contests on the calendar. Players can participate at either of The Stronach Group’s flagship facilities, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. The player-friendly format pays back 100 percent of entry fees ($1,500 on top of a $3,000 live bankroll) via the cash prize pool.

Lone Star Park and Aqueduct are also presenting on-track qualifiers on a weekend with 13 NHC berths up for grabs online and around the country. 

Details on this week’s NHC qualifiers are as follows:

SATURDAY

Lone Star Park First Chance, Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas

Prizes: Two NHC berths + $5,000 prize pool to top five

Format: 15 $2 Win and Place mythical wagers, eight mandatory races, seven optional races

Entry: Free

More: https://www.lonestarpark.com/handicapping-tournaments/

 

Gotham Challenge, Aqueduct, Queens, N.Y.

Prizes: Two NHC berths + one Belmont Challenge berth + cash prize pool ($5,000 guaranteed to first)

Format: $25 minimum wager on 10 races (min. five from Aqueduct)

Entry: $500 ($250 live bankroll, $250 to prize pool)

More: https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/gotham-challenge

 

HorseTourneys.com

Prizes: Two NHC berths guaranteed

Format: $2 Win and Place mythical wagers, Pick and Pray (selections submitted before first contest race)

Entry: $165

More: https://horsetourneys.com/contest/294239

Feeders: Multiple $18 feeder contests daily this week

SUNDAY

The Stronach Group Ultimate Betting Challenge, Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park

Prizes: Five NHC berths + four Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship entries + one Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entry + $145,000 cash prize pool to top 10

Format: WPS, Exacta, Trifecta; Min. $200 on six races; Min. $3,000 in total wagers

Entry: $4,500 ($3,000 live bankroll + $1,500 to prize pool)

More: http://www.santaanita.com/events/ultimate-betting-challenge-2/#.WqFbX66nHIV

 

HorsePlayers.com

Prizes: Two NHC berths

Format: $2 Win and Place mythical wagers, Pick and Pray (selections submitted before first contest race)

Entry: $165

More: https://horseplayers.com/contest/296186

Feeders: Multiple $18 feeder contests daily this week

Each NHC prize package includes NHC entry, four nights at Treasure Island and airfare reimbursement. This past February’s NHC 19 offered a record prize pool worth more than $2.9 million, including an $800,000 first-place prize.

One must be a current NHC Tour member to be eligible to win NHC entries. To sign up for the NHC Tour, go to www.ntra.com/membership.

For more information on the NHC and NHC Tour, visit www.ntra.com/nhc.

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