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NTRA to offer free, “Play Along with the Pros” online handicapping contest to coincide with final day of NHC

January 21, 2012     E-mail this page to a friend!

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that it will host a free, online handicapping contest at that will allow fans to follow along with the action at next week’s $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) at Treasure Island Las Vegas.

The one-day “Play Along with the Pros” contest will offer a $1,000 prize pool presented by DRF Bets to the top five finishers plus free 2012 NHC Tour memberships to the top 20 finishers. The $1,000 prize will be disbursed on a 50/20/15/10/5 basis.

There is a limit of one entry per person. “Play Along with the Pros” takes place on Saturday, January 28, the second and final day of the NHC. Contestants make mythical $2 win and place wagers on eight designated races. The eight races selected will be same as those chosen for mandatory play on Day 2 at the NHC.

“’Play Along with the Pros' is designed to expose the NHC to players who may not be familiar with the excitement of tournament play,” said Keith Chamblin, senior vice president of the NTRA. “It also gives fans the chance to see how they stack up with some of the outstanding handicappers battling for the $1 million grand prize at Treasure Island.”

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