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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Kevin Engelhard Wins NHC, The BIG One Seats on Back-to-Back Days; Jorge Cruz-Aedo Pulls Off Tricky Win-Place/Exacta Double; $20 BCBC Qualifier Won Via Tiebreaker (Weekend Recap July 27-29)

It’s always exciting when a tourney’s result comes down to the last race. It’s also interesting anytime we offer a brand new event. On Sunday, we got the best of both worlds with our $20 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge direct qualifier at HorsePlayers.

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Blake Courtney Scores on Back-to-Back Days; Elizabeth Canning Repeats; Last Race Cap Horse Shakes Up Sunday (Weekend Recap July 20-22)

While many HorseTourneys regulars enjoy both live-format and Pick & Pray games, some prefer one format or the other. This past weekend, it was the Pick & Pray format’s turn to preside over most of the featured action. On Friday, one of the most ardent supporters of Pick & Prays reminded us yet again of his prowess in these competitions.

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