The year ends with a bang on Saturday as HorseTourneys hosts a 15-race, $50,000 Guaranteed event on New Year’s Eve. But it’s just one tourney amid many excellent ones this weekend. Let’s begin our look with Friday’s action.
Friday’s marquee event is a $5,000 Guaranteed game with $2,500 to the winner and prizes down to fourth. Entry is $185. Contest races will be the 7th through 10th at Gulfstream; the 8th and 9th at Tampa and the 4th through 7th at Santa Anita – 10 races in all.
Also scheduled for Friday, using the same contest races, is our Treasure Island NHC Last Chance qualifier (we’ll also host one of these on Sunday). The entry fee remains at $58 and one in 10 wins a $500 entry to the NHC eve (Jan. 26) contest in Las Vegas. And if you wind up qualifying for the NHC subsequent to this qualifier but before the Last Chance event, you can receive $500 site credit in place of the entry, as long as you let us know by January 21.
We’ll also have a direct, entry-only Horse Player World Series qualifier on Friday with one in 20 (at $87 each) winning a $1,500 entry to the 2017 HPWS.
Last but not least, Friday will bring us our final Round 2 feeder to the Dec. 31 $50,000 Guaranteed tourney. Entry is $110 with one in five earning his or her way to the grand finale the next day.
On Saturday, it’s our main event – the $50,000 Guaranteed event in which we will pay full prizes down to 12th place, including $22,500 to the winner, no matter how many sign up. Entry is $495 and it’s a blockbuster, 15-race affair run with a live format. Contest races are the 7th through 11th at Gulfstream; the 7th and 8th at Tampa; the 6th through 10th at Fair Grounds; and the 1st, 4th and 5th at Santa Anita. Closing time for this and our other featured games on Saturday is 3:01 pm ET.
Saturday will also bring us another Horse Player World Series Full-Package tourney. The HPWS game offers a $1,500 entry to the HPWS plus a four-night stay at The Orleans and another $500 for your transportation expenses. Entry is $116 with one per each 25 entries winning a prize. Contest races are the same as for our $50,000 tourney.
On Sunday, we all start our even for the year! Here are the featured HorseTourneys events that can start you off in the black in 2017:
As mentioned parenthetically up above, we will host another NHC Last Chance tournament for $58 with one in 10 winning. We’ll also have a direct, entry-only Horse Player World Series qualifier with one in 20 (at $87 each) winning a $1,500 entry to the 2017 HPWS.
For cash game specialists, there’s our $7,500 Guaranteed game on Sunday with $3,750 to the winner and payments down to 5th. Entry is $190 if you haven’t qualified via feeder before then. And, of course, we’ll be hosting our Sunday staple, the $1,500 Guaranteed Exacta Box tournament for $54 ($600 up top). Once again last weekend, this game was won with a big hit in a single contest race. So these games are especially fun for players who don’t like price caps. Contest races for our featured Sunday games are still TBA.
Before we say goodbye, we want to send out special good-luck wishes to Daniel Kovalesky, Michael Marlaire, Mark McGuire, Cara Yarusso and Jim Templin. They are the five qualifiers who will be representing HorseTourneys when they do battle this weekend (Dec. 30 – Jan. 1) at Surfside.
Good luck to all of you this weekend. And from all of us at HorseTourneys, we wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.