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Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament Tests A Bettor’s Skills

Handicapping is a crucial piece to solving the horse racing puzzle and many horse players spend so much time on that exercise that they neglect an equally important part: the wagering. Canterbury’s Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament combines the importance of both. This is a live bankroll contest that allows players to determine how […]

22nd Annual Dog Days Handicapping Contest & more….

The 22nd annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The event dates back to the 90s before handicapping contests were as popular as they have become today.  Dog Days is perhaps the first, but most certainly the longest running, live bankroll contest in the country. In the early years, […]

Odds and Ends With Four Days To Go

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Entries close Friday for the final three stakes of the 67-day meet that ends Sept. 16.  The $50,000 John Bullit will be run Sept. 15 while the $50,000 Tom Metzen HBPA Sprint and the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes will be held on closing day. The purse of the six-furlong Shakopee Stakes, restricted to 2-year-olds, was […]

Dog Days Handicapping Tournament Sept. 9 -10


The 21st annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament will be held Sept. 9 -10.  The winner receives an entry to both the National Horseplayers Championship and the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Find rules for Dog Days HERE. There is still time to win into the event through a Super Satellite or the Satellite.  

Keeneland opens Friday; Major Derby Preps this Weekend

The 2017 Spring Meet at Keeneland begins Friday, April 7 and runs 15 days through April 28. MVP Rewards members will earn double MVP points on all tracked Keeneland wagers each Thursday, Friday, and Sunday of the meet on all races and all wagers. Opening day features the G3 Transylvania Stakes. On Saturday the Lexington, […]

Chasing the Dream: An NHC Odyssey Part 7

The Dog Days Satellite was held Saturday. Both Bruce and Super Stats Dave took part  –   one fared well, the other, not so much. [youtube]   Here are the results: Bruce Meyer     2352 Dog Days entry + 3 HOY points Ray Davis    (double qualified previously for Dog Days) 2127   […]

Chasing the Dream: NHC qualifiers approaching – The Odyssey Continues

On Sept. 4 and 5, Canterbury will hold satellite handicapping contests that will qualify players to both the Sept. 9 Ultimate NHC Qualifier and the Sept. 10-11 Dog Days of Summer, now in its 20th year. Both of those contests will award two NHC entries each and the Dog Days also has a BCBC prize. Dog Days […]

Chasing the Dream Part 4: Success in Dog Days Satellite continues to follow the trek of three local handicappers as they try to advance to the National Handicapping Championship held in January 2017. Saturday was a satellite contest that would reward the top five players with entry to the Sept. 10-11 Dog Days, itself a feeder to the NHC. There was also a […]

Chasing the Dream: An NHC Odyssey Part 3

  Let’s check in with local handicappers as they try to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship.  Both The Oracle and Super Stats Dave plan to play Saturday in the $50 Dog Days Satellite. [youtube]

Countdown to the Cup Contest begins Saturday

The annual free-to-enter Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Tournament begins Saturday. More than $7,000 in weekly and overall prize money will be awarded. The contest is offered each Saturday from Sept. 19 through Oct. 24. Points are awarded based on mutuel payouts of each contestant’s selection in each contest race. Top scores win weekly prizes […]