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2018 Handicapper of the Year Comes Down to Final Weekend

Bruce Meyer, known as The Oracle by many, is once again in the running for Canterbury Park’s Horseplayer of the Year.

He is seeking his fifth title.

“Winning the Horse Player of the Year is 50 percent strategy and 50 percent luck,” he said. “My strategy stays the same each year, but the years I’ve had success I have had very good luck.  It’s always fun to be in the mix.”

Handicapper of the Year Standings

Canterbury Park’s 2018 Horseplayer of the Year competition will come to a head this Saturday, Dec. 29, with two handicapping contests in the Racebook.

In the Money Handicapping ContestIn the Money

One Horseplayer of the Year point will be awarded to the winner of our final In the Money contest, which features a $10 entry fee and $1,000 must-pay minimum prize pool.

Find details for the In the Money contest on our website.


Horse Player World Series Handicapping ContestMeanwhile, the Horse Player World Series Satellite on Saturday will send at least two players to Las Vegas in March for the HPWS.

In this one-day contest ($100 entry fee), three Horseplayer of the Year points will be awarded to the winner, plus two points for the second place finisher. Races from across the country will be part of the contest, starting at Mahoning Valley at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29.

Learn more about the HPWS contest on our website.

Horseplayer of the Year

For Meyer, who won the Horseplayer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016, the prestige of winning Canterbury Park’s handicapping title is within reach.

“I was hoping to pick up another point or two in the last series of contests, but it didn’t happen,” he said. “Now it’s a precarious lead. It will a tense but exciting day on Saturday.”

Meyer is in the lead with 13 HOY points, but others are within striking distance, including:

• Andrew Zabowski: 12
• Terry Severson: 11
• Ron White: 10

While the 2018 Horseplayer of the Year honor will be settled this Saturday, there will be more opportunities to prove your handicapping skills for the 2019 award in the months ahead.

Our Horse Player World Series Super Satellite contests award a HOY point for the winner of each three-day session. The first session runs Jan. 3-5, 2019.

Plus, our $25,000 Road to Kentucky contests each Saturday starting Jan. 19, 2019, award three points for first place, two for second, and three for third.

Don’t miss out on the action at Canterbury Park!