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Walczak Wins Dog Days Tournament

David Walczak of Minneapolis, MN won the 14th annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22 at Canterbury Park. His final tournament bankroll of $2,361.06 was just six cents greater than second place finisher Thomas Anderson of Burnsville, MN. Third with $2,304 was Joseph Perry of Hamilton, NJ.

Walczak, second in the Dog Days in 2004 and 2005, earned $2,660 in prize money and an entry to the 2011 Daily Racing Form / NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC). Anderson was awarded $1,995 in prize money and also will play in the NHC in January 2011. Perry received $1,345 in prize money.

The two-day contest allowed entrants to make any wagers they chose from all tracks and pools offered at Canterbury. Each player started the contest with a $400 live bankroll and also paid a $100 entry fee. The contest attracted 52 players from 13 states and two Canadian provinces. There were 80 entries total as players could have a maximum of two.