Eleven prequalified players will participate in the 1st DerbyWars NHC Qualifier this Saturday, August 3. The contest features 12 races from Saratoga and Del Mar and starts at 5:12pm EDT.
Each of the participants in Saturday’s NHC Qualifier earned their way into the tournament by having won a prequalifying event over the past several weeks. Having earned their way to this point, they now must face only ten foes for a chance to earn a seat to next year’s NHC tournament.
The grand prize package for the DerbyWars NHC Qualifier is worth approximately $7,500 and includes a seat in next year’s National Handicapping Championship, four nights’ accommodations at Treasure Island Resort, and a $400 travel stipend. Seats into the NHC must be won in official NHC qualifying events, as sanctioned by the NTRA; NHC seats cannot be otherwise purchased.
All participants in the DerbyWars NHC Qualifier must be members of the NHC Tour to be eligible to receive the grand prize package, as a policy of the NTRA. Players may sign up for the NHC Tour using the following URL: http://www.ntra.com/en/nhc/become-a-member/
NHC Qualifying and Prequalifying Tournaments Continue
While this is the first chance for DerbyWars players to earn their way to the NHC, it is not the last!
DerbyWars will host four more NHC Qualifiers during the month of August, each occurring on Saturday afternoons. The format of each DerbyWars NHC Qualifier will be the same as the first, with eleven players competing for an NHC seat.
Players must prequalify for a spot into any DerbyWars NHC Qualifier by winning a prequalifying contest.
Prequalifying contests are held on a daily basis. Players can compete for a spot in a DerbyWars NHC Qualifier for as little as $25 or $47.
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Players can register for DerbyWars at www.DerbyWars.com. First time depositors can receive a cash bonus. For more details on DerbyWars NHC Qualifiers or any DerbyWars related inquiries, please email the DerbyWars support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NHC will be held at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 24-26, 2014. The tournament will feature a prize pool of over $1.5 million. All contest players must be members of the NHC Tour to win a spot in the NHC tournament. No NHC Tour points are accrued for participation in DerbyWars NHC Qualifiers. Players may sign up for the NHC Tour using the following URL: http://www.ntra.com/en/nhc/become-a-member/
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In its 15th year, the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers. There are no “buy-in” entries at the NHC. It is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino racebooks, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping websites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals. Each year, the NHC winner joins other human and equine champions as an honoree at the Eclipse Awards. The 14 NHC Champions since the event’s inception, in chronological order, are Steven Walker, Judy Wagner, Herman Miller, Steve Wolfson Jr., Kent Meyer, Jamie Michelson, Ron Rippey, Stanley Bavlish, Richard Goodall, John Conte, Brian Troop, John Doyle, Michael Beychok and Jim Benes.