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Horseplayer of the Year Receives $800,000, Eclipse Award LAS VEGAS (NTRA press release) – Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto, entered the Final Table as the leader and widened his advantage throughout the afternoon to win the $800,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as Horseplayer of the Year at this weekend’s 18th […]

Meyer wins Canterbury Handicapper of the Year a fourth time

Bruce Meyer captured Canterbury Park’s Handicapper of the Year title for the fourth time. He did so by out-performing other local handicappers throughout the 2016 calendar year in various contests for which points are awarded to top finishers. Meyer finished second in the 20th annual Dog Days of Summer Tournament which helped cement the HOY […]

Chasing the Dream Part 5: Playing the Super Satellites

Bruce Meyer and Dave Handeland discuss the weekly super satellite contests that can qualify players for both September tournaments. The contest feature a low entry fee and feed to larger events. Dave recently won a Dog Days Super Satellite. Meanwhile, Mike Ferrozzo traveled to Southern California to play in the Surfside contest where he qualified […]

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

  Three local handicappers are on a quest to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship held each year in Las Vegas. Each has a chance to qualify this Saturday, June 4 in a Canterbury NHC qualifier. The contest is open to everyone. Bruce Meyer: Three-time Canterbury Handicapper of the Year has played once in the […]

Your Chance for Free Money Saturday

The free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues Saturday with Fair Grounds being the contest track. Post time and contest entry deadline is 12:30 pm. The double-point Derby prep race is the Risen Star, race 11 on the 12-race program. An additional double-point race, the Fountain of Youth, race 11 at Gulfstream Park, is also […]

Locals To Compete in NHC This Weekend

The Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship takes place this Friday through Sunday, January 23-25, at Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas. The NHC is the culmination of a year’s worth of qualifying contests held at racetracks, casinos, and internet sites sending more than 500 players to the championship. Total NHC prize money will exceed $2.3 […]

New Year, New NHC

Handicapping contest play is a very interesting and unique gamble in the horse racing world. Some seats to the big tournaments, like the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, come with a hefty price tag; some begin with a $10 super satellite entry. Literally every type of horseplayer can be found in the room at the National […]