Day At The Track

World Harness Handicapping Championship

05:00 AM 28 Aug 2018 NZST
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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com - offering a record $150,000 prize pool - is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019.

On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool, the largest in the history of the WHHC. The Grand Prize in the WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ is guaranteed at $50,000. The total prize pool will be based on the number of entries, with 100% of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls.

"DerbyWars.com continues to be a terrific partner for the World Harness Handicapping Championship," said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "With their support we have been able to grow WHHC participation and prize pool. With 100% of entry fees returned as prizes, the WHHC offers tremendous value to our players."

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament, 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.

The Meadowland's 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows:

November 3, 2018: $200 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Free Handicapping Contest - 1 seat

January 1, 2019 - March 30, 2019: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats

Saturday, January 12, 2019: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats

Saturday, February 16 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats

Saturday, March 16 - $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats

DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night beginning Saturday, September 1. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com.

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015. For online qualifying on DerbyWars.com, players may contact support@derbywars.com.

by Rachel Ryan, for The Meadowlands

 

 

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