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Registration open for NHC Tour

July 20, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Free, online tournament this Saturday

Signups are being accepted for an online handicapping tournament, free to all NHC Tour members, that will take place this Saturday, July 24. The top three finishers will receive a guaranteed berth in the $1 million (estimated) DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) on January 28-29, 2011, in Las Vegas. The three winners will also receive roundtrip air travel and hotel accommodations at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, site of the NHC.

Saturday’s tournament is the third of five free events this year restricted to NHC Tour members. The tourney consists of placing hypothetical $2 win and place wagers on each of ten designated contest races from Del Mar, Saratoga and Woodbine. All entries must be made no later than one minute prior to the scheduled post time for each tournament race. The top three players amassing the highest number of points based on the players' earnings (i.e., the highest final bankroll) from all ten $2 win and place wagers at the end of the contest will be declared the "Grand Prize Winners" and receive berths in the NHC in January in Las Vegas.

The annual registration fee for the NHC Tour is $100 for Level 1 members who compete solely for NHC berths, and $500 for Level 2 members, who also compete during the year for at least $75,000 in additional prize money. NHC Tour scoring is based on a contestant’s five best scores at qualifying tournaments held around the country or online. At the end of the year, the highest scoring NHC Tour member can also win a $2 million bonus if he or she wins the NHC finals in Las Vegas.

All NHC Tour members also receive free membership in the Horseplayer’s Coalition, which conducts legislative advocacy on behalf of horseplayers, and they also receive free access to the NTRA Advantage program, which offers significant savings on products from John Deere, Sherwin-Williams, Toshiba and many other companies.

To register for Saturday’s tournament, all NHC Tour members should visit

For more information about the NHC Tour, including how to sign up, visit For questions about this weekend’s tournament, contact Michele Ravencraft of the NTRA at (859) 699-2737.