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$500 NHC Super Qualifier Handicapping Contest At Monmouth Park On Sunday

August 23, 2018


A minimum of nine seats to either the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) or Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) are expected to be at stake on Saturday, Aug. 25, when Monmouth Park hosts the $500 NHC Super Qualifier Handicapping Contest. 

The contest is open to the public, with walk-up registration the day of the event only. 

The total cost is $500, with a non-refundable entry fee of $300 and a $200 tournament bankroll. 

The top nine (9) finishers earn a seat in either the NHC or BCBC (seven NHC seats are available, as well as two for the BCBC) based on 200 entries. For every 10 entries over 200 an additional NHC seat will be added. Prize money is $17,000 (based on 200 entries). 

Walk-up registration will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the main Grandstand area and inside the Clubhouse near the former Welcome Center. 

Tournament rules require contestants to bet a minimum of 10 races (there is no maximum) from Monmouth Park and Saratoga. Contestants must wager on a minimum of five (5) races from Monmouth Park. 

The contest is limited to win, place and show wagering only with a minimum wager of $20 per race (there is no maximum). Contestants keep their winnings. 

There is a maximum of three (3) entries per person. 

For more information, contact Brian Skirka at