The three days of featured tourney action last weekend took on distinctly different personalities. One day was dominated by a single player. Another was a low-scoring day that saw many contests come down to the last race. And on Friday, things were sort of all over the map.
Just 22 days remain until the NHC, and if that sounds close, it’s just eight days until the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship. This weekend, HorseTourneys and HorsePlayers can help you get to both.
Entries are currently being accepted for this Sunday’s final direct qualifier to the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship to be held on January 26-27.
It was a weekend of endings and beginnings. The 2017 NHC Tour season effectively ended with Saturday’s NHC Final Six tourney at HorsePlayers. The next day, qualifying for the 2018 The BIG One officially began. Throughout the weekend, there were many close finishes—and some that were not so close.
We’re back to the norm of late—a four-day featured-tourney weekend. Unfortunately this will be our last one for about a month. So we plan to make the most of the extended Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with 18 featured events, including our first qualifier to the September 22-23 The BIG One at Laurel.
The date has been set for the 2018 renewal of The BIG One. It’s September 22-23, and once again, it will be hosted at Laurel Park.
You’ll see that there’s a comma between the two numbers in the title of this posting rather than a dash. That’s because Saturday, January 6 didn’t go as planned, to put it mildly.
Sixth NHC Berth Added, 2017 Tour Points to be Awarded, $50 Credit Toward Future NHC Play Added to Impacted HorsePlayers.com Accounts
The NHC Tour “Final Five” Contest has been re-scheduled forSaturday, January 13. A sixth berth in the NHC has been added to the contest prize structure and 2017 NHC Tour points will be awarded.
Participation in the January 13 contest will be limited to only those individuals who entered the January 6 contest, which was postponed after the first race due to technical issues.
Your entry(s) have been automatically entered in this Saturday’s contest. There is nothing players will need to do in order to register for the event. Selections may be made in the View/Make picks section once selections are available on Friday afternoon, January 12.
Full refunds are available to any individual who cannot participate in Saturday’s re-scheduled contest. If you wish to cancel and receive a refund of your entry(s), please email email@example.com and your request will be accommodated promptly.
All participants in Saturday’s canceled contest will receive a $50 credit for future NHC contest play on HorsePlayers.com. This credit will appear in your account by Monday morning, January 8.
We sincerely apologize for the events that forced us to postpone Saturday’s NHC contest and hope that you can join us for this Saturday’s Final Six Contest.
LATEST NEWS (3:45pm, January 7): The NHC Final Five contest has been officially rescheduled for Saturday, January 13. An additional NHC seat has been added (six will now be awarded), and all players impacted by the postponement will receive $50 in HorsePlayers.com credit. Full details are available here.
Beginning at around 3:30pm ET on January 6, our website began experiencing issues with our hosting solution, which impacted site accessibility for over an hour. We’ve now determined this to be primarily related to a minor flaw in our code that had the potential to impact LIVE format events in particular at high entry levels. In other words – the fault lies with us.
All of today’s LIVE events (minus the SURVIVOR games that had already been decided before issues arose), and all tourneys in the SANTA ANITA schedule, have been refunded.
Today’s PICK & PRAY events that were unaffected (those that began before the Santa Anita schedule) will be scored per usual.
The NHC Qualifier on HorsePlayers will be rescheduled for a later date. Details will be posted on HorsePlayers.com and sent via e-mail once this is determined. While entries to the re-scheduled event will be automatically carried over from today’s event to the new date, players may certainly cancel those entries for a full refund. Please be patient as we work on rescheduling the date and populating the new event with today’s entries. We will let you know when you have the option to cancel for a refund.
We pride ourselves on this stuff not happening here (this is our second major disruption in nearly eight years), so we’re as angry and disappointed as you are. We have identified the problem, and will ensure that this does not create an issue again.
Again, we sincerely apologize for your trouble at our website today.
We’re in a weird stretch of the calendar when a normal Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend is the exception rather than the rule. Two weeks ago was Christmas. Last week was New Year’s. Next week is Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. This weekend, though, we’ll all have to make due with just three days of featured tournaments. But we feel we are up to the task.