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NHC December Qualifier

Qualify for the 2023 National Horseplayers Championship at Canterbury Park or via XpressBet.

The tournament:

The Canterbury Park NHC December Qualifier powered by Xpressbet on December 17, 2022 is a one-day handicapping tournament where entrants may participate at Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minn. or through XpressBet.com (where permitted). Play begins on Saturday, December 17 with the first contest race and concludes with the final contest race.  A list of contest tracks is provided below. See below for compete rules and entry process.

Total cost per entry is $500* of which $100 is entry fee and $400 is live bankroll which will be the beginning wagering bankroll for the tournament. Players may wager on all contest-eligible tracks and pools including all straight wagers and all exotics. Any money won through tournament wagers can then be wagered in subsequent bets. Order of contest finish will be determined by final bankroll and prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st) National Horseplayers Championship entry (NHC*).

NHC entry includes $400 for travel plus accommodations in Las Vegas in 2023 to compete in the NHC.

2nd) National Horseplayers Championship entry (NHC*).

NHC entry includes $400 for travel plus accommodations in Las Vegas in 2023 to compete in the NHC.

*To be eligible to win an NHC entry, contest participants must be registered NHC Tour members prior to the start of tournament play. NHC Tour membership has a $50 annual fee and players can register on Dec. 17 but advance registration at www.ntra.com is recommended. The NHC is held in Las Vegas March 10-12, 2023.

3rd) a third NHC seat will be added if there are 162 entries or more, otherwise 3rd place will receive prize money equal to entry fees for entries that exceed 109 but are less than 162.

Final bankrolls will be returned to each player at the conclusion of the tournament.
Participants that are not registered NHC Tour members will play for cash prizes only. There is no cash value option for an NHC package.

Each individual player may have a maximum of two entries.

CONTEST TRACKS – ALL RACES
Aqueduct
Gulfstream Park
Tampa Bay Downs
Oaklawn Park

Rules and Entry Information for XpressBet and Canterbury

Game Type Tables Waiting
2-100 SL Holdem11
8-16 Kill Holdem11
50-100 Holdem11
20-40 Holdem02
5-100 SL OMAHA01