ALL April NHC Qualifiers $155/entry; Feeders Reduced to $17 and $57

ALL NHC Qualifiers in the month of April at HorseTourneys will carry entry fees of $155/entry (max three entries per player).  Direct Feeder events into each of the three main NHC Qualifiers in April will carry entry fees of $17 (one $155 entry per 10 entries participating) and $57 (one $155 per three entries participating).

The April schedule is as follows:

Sunday, April 6: PICK & PRAY format
Saturday, April 19: LIVE format
Sunday, April 27: ALL-OPTIONAL format

First ALL-OPTIONAL format NHC Qualifier this Saturday, March 15

The first NHC Qualifier run under the ALL-OPTIONAL format for this qualifying year will take place this Saturday, March 15.  If you have not played previously in an ALL-OPTIONAL format contest and plan on participating in this event, we highly suggest viewing the Tutorial available.

 CLICK HERE to view the tutorial for ALL-OPTIONAL format contests.

Saturday’s event will feature 20 eligible races with a maximum of 10 plays available among those 20 races.

Direct any questions to


Qualifiers and Feeders Now Available for Treasure Island’s Derby Weekend Wager To Win Contests

Qualifiers and feeders begin this week for Treasure Island’s “Wager to Win” contests on Kentucky Derby weekend.  This year’s Wager to Win weekend will consist of THREE individual contests held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 2-4, 2014, at Treasure Island in Las Vegas (the host of the NHC).

Simply put, this is one of the best value propositions ever offered in handicapping contests.  The gist:

-Three (3) individual contests held Friday through Sunday, May 2-4
-EACH contest pays back 100 PERCENT of entry fees in the form of prize money to top finishers
-In addition, EACH of the three contests will award FOUR (4) Full Packages to the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, including airfare and 4-night hotel stay at Treasure Island.
-Entry fees are $250/per event, with a maximum of 200 unique players.  Each contestant may purchase up to two (2) entries per contest, thus a maximum of 400 entries per event.

The above prize structure means that the NTRA packages are being fully subsidized by Treasure Island, resulting in terrific value for players looking to both qualify to the NHC and be eligible for healthy prize money.  For any serious contest player, this is pretty much a must-visit.

For full details on the contests, see the Official Rules here.

Qualifiers at HorseTourneys will carry entry fees of $60/each, and will award one entry to each of the three events ($750 total in entry fees) PLUS $500 travel reimbursement to pay for transportation to Las Vegas.  Packages will be awarded on a 1 per 25 entries basis.

Daily Feeders will cost $17 and will award one $60 direct entry into main qualifiers per every four (4) entries participating.  The first feeder will be run on Wednesday, March 5, with the first main qualifier held Sunday, March 16.  Qualifiers will be held weekly from then through the end of April.

Contact us if you have any questions.


2015 NHC Qualifiers Kick Off on Sunday, Feb. 16 – Important Info on 2015 Qualifiers

Qualifiers to the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return here at HorseTourneys on Sunday, Feb. 16, with the first main NHC Qualifier run that day.

Leading up to the first main qualifier, NEW this year, we will be adding two daily DIRECT feeders into each of our main NHC Qualifiers, whereby players have the chance to earn the full entry fee into the main NHC Qualifiers for a fraction of the full cost.

Entry fees for MAIN NHC qualifiers are set at $225 for 2014, with one full NHC package awarded per 45 entries. While alternative prices and ratios may be used periodically at times throughout the year, this is the main fee and ratio that will be utilized in most NHC Qualifiers.

Daily DIRECT Feeders will be held into main NHC Qualifiers. These Feeders will automatically award the entry into the designated NHC Qualifier, as opposed to awarding site credit for use in future contests. Note that site credit is still available in “Bankroll Builder” events daily as well.


1. $25 to win $225 entry directly into main NHC Qualifier, 1 entry per 10 entries participating

2. $84 to win $225 entry directly into main NHC Qualifier, 1 entry per 3 entries participating

Packages won through main NHC Qualifier events at HorseTourneys will include:
1. Seat to NHC ($7,250 seat cost)
2. 4-nights hotel at NHC venue
3. $500 Travel Reimbursement

NHC Tour / Tour Points:

Remember, one of the advantages of focusing at HorseTourneys for your NHC Qualifying pursuits is the lower ratio of players per NHC package awarded. This means that you will be playing against fewer players than through other venues, which results in increased chances to earn NHC Tour points throughout the year. Finishing in the top 150 in Tour points will earn you entry into the NHC should you not advance through a qualifier online or on-track.


HorseTourneys posts its NHC Schedule on a quarterly basis. The events through April include:

- Sunday, February 16 – LIVE Format
- Sunday, March 2 – PICK & PRAY Format
- Saturday, March 15 – ALL-OPTIONAL Format
- Sunday, April 6 – LIVE Format
- Saturday, April 19 – PICK & PRAY Format

More time between NHC Qualifiers = more chances to earn entries through lower-cost feeder events. For the most up-to-date schedule, always visit the Schedule Page.


We will rotate through the LIVE, PICK & PRAY and ALL-OPTIONAL formats throughout the year in main NHC Qualifiers, with the ALL-OPTIONAL format used approximately one per every four NHC Qualifiers. At this time, it is planned that ALL direct feeders into main NHC Qualifiers will run under the PICK & PRAY format. The rotation of formats in main NHC Qualifiers and direct feeders is subject to change.

Please let us know if you have any questions on the above information. Also, a reminder that NHC Tour membership fees must be renewed for 2014 BEFORE play in any main NHC Qualifiers. To sign up for the NHC Tour,click here.

We look forward to serving you throughout the upcoming qualifying year.

Best of Luck to the 78 HorseTourneys Qualifiers at the NHC

Everyone at HorseTourneys wishes the very best of luck to the 70+ players competing at this coming weekend’s Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship that qualified here at HorseTourneys.

Players earning two entries from HorseTourneys are listed twice


Samuel Alipio
Ray Arsenault
Gary Bain
Jerry Barash
Benjamin Beychok
Francis Boustany
Charles Browning
David Conover
Kevin Cox
Nicole Cox
Stephen Curtin
Larry David
Dennis Dougherty
John Doyle
John Doyle
Kevin Engelhard
Robert Engelhard
Rich Feldman
Ryan Flanders
Ryan Flanders
Dan Flanigan
Frank Foss
Nathaniel Gines
Richard Goodall
Chris Goodall
Jim Goodman
Jim Goodman
Samuel Guillory
Les Harris
Jason Ige
Les Instone
Jeannie King
Jeannie King
Thomas Kirchhoff
Dennis Klein
Kenneth Klein
Greg Knepper
Cheryl Knepper
Daniel Kovalesky
Ed Lawless
Rick Leoni
Chris Littlemore
Marsha Mayo
Jerry McClenin
Noel Michaels
James Michelson, Jr.
James Michelson, Sr.
H. Mitchell Schuman
Dane Moore
John Nichols
Dave Nichols
Alan Noring
John Oneil
Edward Ramsey
Robert Reidy
Matthew Rentze
Matthew Rentze
Mark Richards
Sam Rivera
William Roth
Paul Scott
Paul Scott
Dan Shugar
Christopher Skotz
David Snyder
David Snyder
Trey Stiles
Brent Sumja
Mike Sylvester
Edmund Teicht
John Ukleja
Michael Weiss
Howard Welsh
Bill Wilbur
Bill Wilbur
Joel Winicki
Albert Wong
Kenneth Zelin

First Qualifier to NHC Last Chance Contest Held This Sunday, Dec. 15

On Thursday, January 23, the NTRA and Treasure Island will host the NHC Last Chance Qualifier, which is the FINAL opportunity for players to qualify to the NHC, which begins the next day on Friday, January 24.

Players may earn the $500 entry to the NHC Last Chance Contest for a fraction of the cost at HorseTourneys.  The first qualifier is this Sunday, Dec. 15.

- Earn the $500 Entry to the Jan. 23 NHC Last Chance Contest
- $24/entry, one (1) $500 Last Chance Entry per 25 Entries Participating (PICK & PRAY Format)
- Players may earn up to FOUR (4) entries into the NHC Last Chance Qualifier

Qualifiers will run until approximately one week prior to the event.  Entry fees and qualifying parameters may vary.

If you have specific questions on the NHC Last Chance contest, get in touch with Michele Ravencraft at the NTRA at

Qualifiers to Hawthorne NHC Super Qualifier Now Available

We’re pleased to begin offering qualifying events to the Hawthorne NHC Super Qualifier, to be held November 30-December 1 at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, IL, just outside of Chicago.

The Hawthorne NHC Super Qualifier will be a live bankroll contest that will offer EIGHT (8) NHC seats to top finishers over the two days.

Qualifiers will be held for both entry and $500 in travel reimbursement, and for the entry fee only to the event.

Direct any questions to us at