Two-Day Flo-Cal Faceoff, Including Companion YouTube Webcast, Kicks Off 2022 Tourney Triple Series Which Carries Potential $2 Million Bonus

Hundreds of the best handicappers in the land will again do battle this weekend in the third annual Flo-Cal Faceoff, a two-day, $250,000-guaranteed event that calls on players to make mythical $2 win-and-place selections on every race of the Saturday and Sunday cards from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.

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For Jorge Cruz-Aedo, 2021 HorseTourneys Tour Victory was Magical…but No Mystery

Between the demands of his job as a project service manager in the oil and gas industry and his status as a Houston, Texas, resident, Jorge Cruz-Aedo sometimes finds his horseplaying options a bit limited.

“I don’t really have time to look on weekdays or at smaller tracks…and there are no ADWs in Texas…THIS is where I play,” the 35-year-old said, referring to HorseTourneys.

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Final Qualifier for Tampa, Last Chance for 2021 NHC Tour Points and First 1/ST Ultimate Betting Challenge Play-in Just Some of the Noteworthy Doings This Friday, Saturday, Sunday

This Saturday is the Tampa Bay Downs High Rollers Tournament Presented by HorseTourneys. That means that McKay Smith and I will be down at the picturesque Oldsmar, Fla., track to mingle with players, hand out a few goodies and perhaps help support the local parimutuel handle a bit. 

It also means that we have the wherewithal, in this instance, to offer qualifiers to this on-track contest right up until the day before. So a Last Chance Tampa play-in is a prominent part of this Friday’s featured schedule.

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Aaron Bernstein Goes Back-to-Back-to-Back in Tampa Qualifiers; Anthony Spinazzola and Neal Thomas Also Enjoy Great Success on Both Sides of the New Year; Mike Delatte Hits Pick 4 Jackpot (Weekly Recap, December 29-January 2)

During a holiday weekend dominated by Pick & Pray tourneys, it may not have been surprising to see so many multiple winners. By our unofficial count, there were 15 such players this past week. What did seem surprising, however, was how many of these prolific victors did so not via same-day multi-tabling, but, rather, just consistently terrific handicapping. 

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HorseTourneys Tour Returns in 2022 With Significantly Increased Prizes

The HorseTourneys Tour will be bigger, better—and longer—in 2022.

In 2021, the HT Tour began in July and ran through the end of the year. In 2022, it really IS a year-long Tour—one that begins on January 1st and concludes on, you guessed it, December 31st. Even better, HT Tour prizes in 2023 are expected to reach a total of $100,000. Here’s how it all works:

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William Smith Sweeps Saturday Cash Features; Kirk Rockwell Finishes First on Three Consecutive Days; Frank Polk Collects $8,977 and an NHC Seat (Weekly Recap, December 15-19)

It has seldom been harder to determine whom to include in the headline of a Monday recap than this week because, by my unofficial count, 10 players collected more than grand prize this past week. 

Saturday seemed like an especially unlikely day for multiple winners. First off, six of the nine featured events were contested in Live format. Perhaps more importantly, no horse paid more than $22.60 to win, yet eight of the 12 winners paid at least $10.80 so there were countless paths to victory. And still…two players accounted for four of the day’s nine first-place finishes. One of them had an especially lucrative day.

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