There are comings and goings seemingly every week here at HorseTourneys as the calendar marches forward. This week is no exception, and on Sunday we are proud to offer the first qualifier for the 2017 Arlington Handicapping Challenge.
The Sunday qualifier carries an entry fee of $118 and one winner per each 25 entries will receive a $2,000 entry to the July 8 live-bankroll event plus $500 in travel. If you haven’t been to Arlington Park, this would be a great way to experience one of the world’s nicest racetracks.
There is one last chance tournament on both Saturday and Sunday. Where would you rather spend Preakness day? At Santa Anita or in Las Vegas? At HorseTourneys, you can try for either.
On Saturday, it’s your last chance to win a package to the Treasure Island Wager to Win Tournaments next Friday and Saturday. A win in our qualifier and you’ll be covered for both days—plus $500 in travel.
On Sunday, you can shoot for the two-day (May 20-21) Santa Anita Preakness Challenge. Each qualifier (Treasure Island and Santa Anita) will have one winner per 25 entries.
There are also plenty of our old favorites available for your contest pleasure on this in-between-Derby-and-Preakness weekend.
Friday kicks off the weekend fun with our $7,500 Guaranteed Pick & Pray with prizes down to fifth place and $3,750 to the winner with an entry fee of $190. Contest races are the 6th and 9th from Woodbine; the 6th, 7th and 9th from Belmont, the 1st, 3rd and 4th from Arlington; and the 8th and 9th from Churchill Downs.
On Saturday, we have our richest cash game of the weekend– a $15,000 Pick & Pray event with $7,000 to the winner and prizes down to 7th. Entry is $195 and contest races are the 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th from Churchill Downs; the 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th from Arlington; the 7th and 8th from Woodbine; and the 7th and 9th from Belmont—12 races in all.
In addition to the aforementioned last-chance Treasure Island tourney, we also have Saturday qualifiers to the Wynn Handicapping Challenge, the Gold Coast Summer Classic and the Monmouth Pick Your Prize tournament.
And there are two big games over at HorsePlayers—a Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge direct qualifier and a free NHC qualifier. Note that you must be an NHC Tour member to take part in the free tourney.
Here’s an a visual summary of the top Saturday action:
On Sunday, HorsePlayers has a 2-seat-guaranteed NHC qualifier (Pick & Pray format, races TBA) with an entry fee of $165.
And here at HorseTourneys…
…we’ll have a Sunday, one-seat-guaranteed Pick & Pray to The BIG One for $390. The winner receives an all-inclusive package to Laurel in late September and becomes eligible for our The BIG One -NHC $500,000 lump-sum bonus. Last week, the 2016 The BIG One Champ Dan Flanigan won the right to defend his title. This week, you can earn your right to dethrone him!
There are also a pair of very-high-end qualifiers returning the HorseTourneys menu on Sunday. You could win a $10,000 seat to the Belmont Stakes Betting Challenge (entry fee: $410, live format) or you could win a $7,000 seat to the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge ($350, Pick & Pray). Or you could be daring and try to win them both.
As always, our Sunday Del Mar qualifier winner instantly becomes eligible for an additional bonus of $10,000 in HorseTourneys site credit, payable over a six-month period, if he or she goes on to finish first at Del Mar. (The site-credit bonus must be played.) And all throughout the weekend—and beyond—we will offer low-cost feeders to the Del Mar qualifiers with 4% rebates built in. We hope you take advantage of this aggressive, player-friendly offer.
Then there are the previously noted Arlington (first chance) and Santa Anita Preakness (last chance) qualifiers.
And cash game enthusiasts should be kept busy with our $10,000 Guaranteed game with entries (capped at 57) available for $195. And also with our Sunday $1,500 Guaranteed Exacta game with $600 to the winner.
Whether you plan to focus on first chances, last chances or in-between chances, we wish all of you a fun and prosperous weekend. Good luck!