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“Last Chance Online Tourney”—offering up to 13 NHC—this Sunday at

January 4, 2012     E-mail this page to a friend!

Competition represents final opportunity to qualify online for NHC 13

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced that will host the “Last Chance Online Tourney” on Sunday, January 8. The tournament will be the final chance for horseplayers to qualify online for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship at Treasure Island Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday, January 27-28.

The entry fee for the mythical-wager contest is $400. Players may purchase a maximum of two entries, and the total number of entries for the tournament will be limited to 260. One NHC seat will be offered for every 20 entries received. If the event sells out at 260 entries, then 13 NHC seats will be awarded to the top finishers. Registration is open at

The “Last Chance Online Tourney” will not count for 2011 or 2012 NHC Tour scoring purposes.

As is customarily the case, the absolute final opportunity to qualify for the upcoming NHC will be at the live, Last Chance Tournament at the NHC host venue, Treasure Island Las Vegas, on Wednesday, January 25.

“We are pleased that will host this competition given the popularity of online, NHC qualifying tournaments,” said Keith Chamblin, Senior Vice President of the NTRA. “This is a convenient opportunity to win one of the few remaining berths to the NHC where a $1 million first prize awaits one skillful horseplayer.”

In just its 13th year, the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers and is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino race books, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping Web sites, 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. In addition to the founding title sponsor, the NHC is presented by Treasure Island Las Vegas and Sovereign Stable.