Jeffrey Harryman Wins Laurel Champions Tournament

Jeffrey Harryman turned a starting bankroll of $200 into $2,214.50 to win the Laurel Champions Tournament at Laurel Park on Saturday, August 18. Harryman won a $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entry, a cash bonus of $2,790, plus his final bankroll total was his to keep. His total return: cash and prizes worth $15,004.50.

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Stephen Luca Doubles Up; The Stephens Triple Up; Joe Pettit Coming in Hot to The BIG One; Steve Arrison Wins NHC Seats Here and at Indiana Grand (Weekend Recap August 17-19)

Scores were generally tight during a Pick & Pray weekend that saw many tourneys won with late-contest winners. The first such example of this came in our first featured event of the weekend, Friday’s $5,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray.

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Paul Shurman and Joe Pettit Win Saratoga Challenges

By Najja Thompson, NYRA

On Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, the New York Racing Association hosted the Saratoga Challenge and the Fourstardave Challenge live money handicapping tournaments, offering a total of over $225,000 in cash prizes as well as two qualifying seats to the 2019 Belmont Stakes Challenge and 8 seats to the 2019 National Horseplayers Championships in Las Vegas.

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Free NHC Contest, Last Chance for Monmouth; and Up-to-$30,000 Saturday Tourney Highlight Another Big Summer Weekend.

As the summer racing schedule moves on to Alabama-Pacific Classic weekend, HorseTourneys is ready with 14 featured tournaments that—with just one exception—are all Pick & Pray competitions. So if you like the “set-it-and-forget-it” nature of Pick & Prays, this is a great weekend for you.

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Unexpected Weekend at Home With the Dog Turns Very Profitable for Stephen Curtin

Stephen Curtin loves playing tournaments, but between his job as a grocery industry consultant and taking his 12- and 9-year-old boys to baseball and hockey games almost every weekend, the Quincy, Mass., resident really doesn’t have time to travel to onsite handicapping contests. So the 51-year-old largely sticks to cash games at HorseTourneys.

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Stephen Curtin Sweeps the Big Saturday-Sunday Cash Games; The Wieners Take Three on Sunday (Weekend Recap August 3-5)

It’s an uncommon feat to win featured tourneys on consecutive days. It’s pretty much unheard of to sweep the weekend’s two major cash games. Stephen Curtin of Quincy, Mass., did just that last weekend, earning a total of $24,911 in featured Pick & Prays worth $40,000 and $15,539, respectively on Saturday and Sunday.

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Guaranteed $40,000 All-Stakes Pick & Pray and Last Chance to Qualify for Saratoga Headline Whitney Weekend.

One of the biggest days on the mid-summer racing schedule comes up on Saturday as the Whitney Stakes and West Virginia Derby cards provide a veritable smorgasbord of stakes. Our Saturday featured schedule, therefore, offers nothing but stakes races on the 12-race syllabus. Solve these races and you could win big money in our special $40,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray (with no limit as to how high the purse can grow) or a $3,500 package to the Spa in our Last Chance Saratoga qualifier.

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HorseTourneys Qualifier Dennis Montoro Goes All-in to Capture $250,000 Del Mar Challenge

(courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

Dennis Montoro, 32, from New York City, went all-in in the last race with a $7,000 win bet on #2, 5-1 Raven Creek, to finish with $42,000 and win the July 28-29 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Montoro qualified to the Del Mar Challenge from a $400 feeder contest on HorseTourneys, essentially turning a $400 investment into more than $135,000 in cash and prizes.

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