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Revised date for Handicapping Championship

08:02 AM 08 Jan 2019 NZDT
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2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by -- offering a record $150,000 prize pool -- has been pushed back a week to Saturday, April 13. The adjustment will ensure all partner outlets have enough time to run their qualifiers and allow harness racing players more time to buy-in.

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by is a one-day tournament (now Saturday, April 13), with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10.

This Saturday, January 12 the Meadowlands has its next WHHC Qualifier. Four spots are up for grabs in the $400 Qualifier ($200 entry plus a $200 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $20 Win, Place, Show or any combination of WPS wagers on 10 Meadowlands races. Players can wager on more than 10 races if they so desire. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm.

DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday through March. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier (a list of those qualified can be found at information can be found at

Club Hawthorne will be hosting 2 WHHC Qualifiers on February 15 & 16 with three seats into the Championship. Details can be found at

TVG/4NJBets will host three WHHC Qualifiers (one each in January, February & March) with six total spots given away into the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment ( or 201-842-5015.

For online qualifying on, players may contact

Rachel Ryan



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