Although much of the HorseTourneys team is on site at Laurel this weekend to host The BIG One, we’ve been careful not to neglect our bread and butter — fun and lucrative weekend tourney action.
Things get rolling in earnest later today with our popular $5,000 Guaranteed Friday game, which pays down to fourth place and has $2,500 going to the winner. Entry is $185. Contest races for our featured Friday tourneys are: Belmont’s 6th through 9th; Churchill’s 9th and 10th; Woodbine’s 8th and 9th; and Laurel’s 6th and 9th.
The weekend’s richest event comes Saturday with our $12,500 Guaranteed game, which you many enter for $195. The winner gets $6,250 and prizes are paid down to 6th place. Contest races for this — and our other featured tourneys on Saturday — are: Belmont’s 6th through 10th; Parx’s 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th (It’s Pennsylvania Derby Day); and Woodbine’s 8th and 9th.
We’ll also have on Saturday a full package qualifier to next month’s Orleans Fall Classic (one package per 15 entries) for $97 and an entry-only qualifier (one per 20) to the 2017 Horse Player World Series for an entry fee of $87.
Sunday has a quintet of tourneys deserving special mention. We’ll start with our first-ever qualifier to the Twin Spires Online Championship. We’ll be awarding one $750 package for every 15 entries, with entries costing just $58. The Twin Spires Online Championship offers cash along with 20 NHC seats and 30 HPWS entries. And if at first you don’t succeed, we’ll have more qualifiers to this event in the coming weeks.
Also on Sunday are direct qualifiers to the Del Mar Fall Classic ($4,500 value; $212 entry fee, one winner per 25) and the Keeneland NHC/BCBC Challenge ($3,500 value, $160 entry fee, one winner per 25). Contest races for these and our other major Sunday tourneys are Belmont’s 5th through 9th races; Churchill’s 9th and 10th races; Laurel’s 6th, 8th and 9th races; and Gulfstream’s 8th and 10th races. Twelve races in all.
Last but not least, our cash game specialists are sure to enjoy either our $7,500 Guaranteed game or our $1,500 Guaranteed Exacta Box game…or both! Both contests pay down to 5th with top prizes of $3,750 in our $7,500 game ($190 entry fee) and $600 in our Exacta game ($54 entry).
Incidentally, our exacta box game aficionados should know that our popular “Speed Picks” selection feature is now available for all exacta games. So playing these should be easier than ever.
Whether you’re enjoying a nice weekend at home or here at Laurel for The BIG One, we wish you a fun and profitable final weekend in September. Good luck!