Special “Pick Your Year” NHC Qualifier on Sunday Plus All Optional Live Tourneys and First Chances to Lone Star, Monmouth and Club Hawthorne Top the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Featured Lineup

After a fairly lengthy hiatus, we will once again be operating several of our more popular featured tourneys on Saturday and Sunday in All Optional Live format. For those unfamiliar with that game-play mode, it means you make 10 plays from among 25 eligible contest races. The other 15 you can just simply ignore. Or perhaps ignore—but root wildly for chalk to come in!

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Robert Schintzius Sr. Sweeps the Big Bucks Tourneys; David May, Brett Wiener and James Lisowsky Each Succeed on Back-to-Back Days; John Kaiser on a Roll (Weekly Recap, June 9-13)

Victory has been no stranger to Robert Schintzius Sr. The Western New York resident earned a $3,000 Canterbury entry two weeks ago, picked up a $2,500 Spa & Surf Showdown seat last week, and this past week he decided to focus himself on events offering more immediate gratification.

When the weekend was over, Schintzius had to feel…gratified.

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Frank Polk Captures Belmont Stakes Day $48,000 Tourney; Daniel Kovalesky Wins on Back-to-Back Days; Plethora of Mid-Range Horses Make for a Wide Open Sunday (Weekly Recap, June 2-6)

For the most part, last week’s featured tourneys were exciting free-for-alls with several horses in the 10-1 range connecting, and almost no cap horses doing so. The one exception came on the first day of the featured-tourney week, Wednesday.

When is the last time you bet a horse that clipped heels during the race and still managed to win? When is the last time you played a horse that clipped heels and went on, nonetheless, to win by 5 lengths? When’s the last time you picked a horse that did all that…at odds of 66-1?

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Special $45,000 Guaranteed Cash Tourney and New Colonial Downs Qualifier Among the Highlights of Belmont Stakes Weekend

Even when there’s not a Triple Crown on the line, Belmont Stakes weekend has—over the last few years—turned into one of the very best betting weekends this side of the Breeders’ Cup. To try and keep pace, we’re ramping up this Saturday’s offerings to include both a $45,000 Guaranteed live-format game and a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray.

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Seth Morris and Evan Trommer Each Pull Off Three Baggers; Mark Wilgard Launches All-Out Assault on the NHC; The Engelhard Brothers Strut Their Stuff (Weekly Recap, May 19-23)

Despite the fact that the bulk of the weekend featured tourneys were conducted in Live format (which some people think is a bit more chaotic), there were plenty of multiple winners on display. 

The week’s trend line showed itself right from the outset.

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First Qualifier to the September 16th Canterbury Big 10 Contest and Last Chance for Lone Star Among 26 Featured Events This Weekend

In addition to being one of the most fun tracks you could ever visit, Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., has always been a big supporter of contest play. (No wonder so many top tournament players hail from the North Star State.) So we are delighted to now be able to welcome back the suburban Minneapolis oval to the roster of HorseTourneys contest tracks.

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Big Scores and Little Scores Both Work for Scott Fiedler; Travis Pearson Collects $21,000 in $54,000 Preakness Day Tourney; Dave Cichy Loading Up on NHC First Chance/Last Chance Seats (Weekly Recap, May 12-16)

When the weather heats up, so, apparently does Scott Fiedler. 

Last summer, the 52-year-old sports camp director from Babylon, N.Y., won $248,000 in the second annual Spa & Surf Showdown. Two Saturday’s ago, Fiedler popped with a victory worth $12,943 in the week’s richest cash game. And this past week he was at it again.

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