HorseTourneys will be well represented at this weekend’s NHC. McKay Smith and Harry Furlong will be there. So will Bob Nastanovich who, we are delighted to report, will be providing updates and interviews starting Friday via the HorseTourneys Twitter feed (@HorseTourneys).
The above-mentioned three, however, are but a small percentage of what we consider our true HorseTourneys team at the NHC. We feel the true stars of this show are the players who put their pride and yes, dollars, on the line all year long. Here are all 124 of the 2018 NHC contestants who qualified through HorseTourneys. With one notable exception at the top, we are presenting them in alphabetical order:
Ed Peters (This Pelham, N.H. resident receives top billing because, as the winner of the 2017 The BIG One at Laurel, he will win a lump sum bonus from us of $500,000 if his designated, bonus-eligible entry of the two he possesses finishes Sunday on top. That would mean a total windfall of $1.3 million should Ed win.
Here are the other HorseTourneys qualifiers playing for a “mere” $800,000:
Peter Behr (The BIG One)
Michael Beychok (2012 NHC Champion)
George Chute (The BIG One)
Tim Darnell (The BIG One)
Michael Goodrich (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
William Holmes (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Jonathan Hurd (The BIG One)
Eric Israel (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Nick Kochanski (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Mike McIntyre (The BIG One)
Eric Moomey (The BIG One)
Scott Nelson (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Chris Podratz (The BIG One)
Ernest Powers (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Jose Raphael (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Richard Seidl (The BIG One)
Brian Troop (2010 NHC Champion)
Sarah Wiener (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Kevin Willett (2 entries–both earned at HorseTourneys)
Good luck to all!