An Inside Look at How Mandatory Races are Selected at the NHC (Part II)

Eric Wing
January 18, 2017

 

Last week, in part I, I went over what constitutes an ideal NHC mandatory race, as well as some of the other factors we consider as part of the process. I’m surprised it until Part II to get to it…but one gigantic factor in our thinking is weather – both with respect to whether a race might come off the turf and whether a given track might cancel altogether due to a snowstorm.

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$25,000 Tourney, Qualifier for The BIG One, First Chance for Kentucky Derby Betting Challenge Highlight Another Big Weekend

Eric Wing
January 13, 2017

Last weekend’s first chance to qualify for the 2017 The BIG One, won by Joel Wincowski, was a big success, selling out quickly. Sunday is your second chance to advance to what we think is the highest-expectation tourney you’ll find anywhere. So you could say that that is our biggest tourney this weekend. But others might argue for Sunday’s First Chance opportunity to win an all-inclusive seat at the rich Kentucky Derby Betting Challenge. Of course, cash game specialists would laugh and say the weekend’s best game is Saturday’s $25,000 Guaranteed event.

We’ll just lay out the weekend schedule for you now, and let you decide.

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Roth, Nolan and Hom Double-Dip Their Way to HorseTourneys Success

Eric Wing
January 9, 2017

It’s always a thrill to do well in a multi-player tournament – whether onsite or online. To succeed, your handicapping insights must be keen, and you probably need a fair dose of luck at one or more points in the competition. Sometimes you get one without the other and you wind up with nothing. You need it to be “your day”.

The problem is, it’s near impossible to know in advance when it’s going to be “your day”.

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First Opportunity to Qualify for 2017 The BIG One Highlights Comprehensive Pick & Pray Weekend

Eric Wing
January 6, 2017

The title tells it. This weekend is your first chance to qualify for the 2017 The BIG One, scheduled for Sept. 23-24 at Laurel Park. Last year’s event awarded prizes worth some $376,000 (including 28 seats to major tourneys) to a field that numbered just 51. The big (excuse the pun) first qualifier is on Sunday, January 8. But this event (a Pick & Pray as are most of this weekend’s featured contests) is just one of many important – and new – tourneys taking place this weekend.

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