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Handicapping Contests

Sunday, April 08, 2018


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Sunday, April 8, 2018 marks the fourth qualifier of the Simulcast Series Challenge, a series of five contests culminating with the SSC Invitational on Saturday, May 12. 


$10,000 in cash prizes in each qualifier, based on 150 entries.  Each qualifier winner also receives a 2018 Pick Your Prize seat ($2,000 value).  The Top 10 finishers from each of the five qualifiers advance to the Invitational. 


IN ADDITION, for the first time in 2018, there will be five (5) WILD CARD qualifiers to the Invitational. The five players who accumulate the highest total combined bankroll over the five qualifiers will receive a WILD CARD berth into the May 12 Invitational.  (An automatic qualifier cannot additionally receive a wild card berth.  For players with two entries in the same qualifier, only the higher bankroll will count toward wild card standings.)


The Top 5 Invitational finishers select, in order of finish, from a prize pool of two 2019 NHC seats and three 2018 Pick Your Prize seats.


$250 contest ($100 entry fee, $150 bankroll).  Contest Tracks: Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Keeneland.  Win, place and/or show wagering only.


Click here to download the official contest brochure.


Can't make the first qualifier? The Simulcast Series Challenge Schedule is as follows:

  • April 28, 2018 - Simulcast Series Challenge #5
  • May 12, 2018 - Simulcast Series Invitational (must have previously qualified)

For more information, contact Brian Skirka (bskirka@monmouthpark.com or 732-571-6595)




Regarding NTRA rules for the National Horseplayers Championship: For the Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifiers if you want to be eligible for the spots to the NHC, you are required to be an NHC Tour member PRIOR to the qualifier in which you win an Invitational seat. We will be processing tour registration at the contest tables.  If you are not an NHC tour member prior to the start of the contest in which you qualify for the SSC Invitational, you will play for cash only in the Invitational.