What promises to be the richest game in HorseTourneys history—a Preakness-Day 14-race, live-format up-to-$150,000 tourney—leads a parade of 14 featured events during the upcoming Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend.
The Saturday marquee game need only eclipse the $102,000 level to set a new HorseTourneys record and, in the process, crown the richest single-game winner ever at the site.
The 72 hours of big money and lucrative brick-and-mortar tournament seats get underway on Black-Eyed–Susan Day with a HorseTourneys favorite.
It’s our up-to-$12,500 Pick & Pray with $7,000 guaranteed. The entry fee is $190, and total entries are limited to 75. Contest races will originate from Pimlico and Santa Anita and consist of the 1st through 5th at The Great Race Place; and the 9th through 13th at Old Hilltop–10 races in all.
Using the same races, HorsePlayers will be hosting a special tourney of its own.
It’s a $75 NHC qualifier with two seats guaranteed to be awarded regardless of participation levels. Like Friday’s up-to-$12,500 event, this too is a Pick & Pray.
There will, of course, be a plethora of Pimlico-only tourneys to play on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days. Let’s take a look at Friday’s slate.
Saturday is the big day of the weekend, and we’re ready.
Our Saturday featured schedule at HorseTourneys is made up of an extra-robust 14 races, including the six biggest stakes from Pimlico. It should be a fitting menu to determine a winner in our big-money, up-to-$150,000 game, which will guarantee $100,000 no matter how many sign up. Entries cost $695 apiece with a contest limit of 240. Should the tourney sell out, the winner will earn $60,000.
The up-to-$150,000 event is hardly the only lucrative game of the day. There are 2-seat-guaranteed tournaments to both The BIG One ($515 entry fee) and the NHC ($165). Win either and you will receive travel and hotel in addition to your contest seat.
For $164, meanwhile, you could shoot for a $3,500 package to the Friday-Saturday Saratoga Challenges on August 10-11. Note that this and the qualifier for The BIG One will be run in live format, while the NHC qualifier is a Pick & Pray.
There’s also a special Pick & Pray on the Saturday docket—an up-to-$5,000 tourney with $1,000 guarantee for an entry fee of just $98. There is a cap of 57 entries in this event.
Over at HorsePlayers, there’s a Saturday Pimlico Special (so to speak).
It’s a $179 live-format qualifier to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. At least one $10,000 BCBC entry is guaranteed to be up for grabs. Note that the Saturday HorsePlayers schedule is comprised of 10 races—the 11th through 13th at Pimilco; the 8th and 10th at Belmont; and the 5th through 9th at Santa Anita.
If Sunday brings with it a Preakness hangover, we have just the “Hair of the Dog” cure.
Our most lucrative tourney on Sunday is our up-to-$20,000 contest with $12,000 guaranteed.
Not too far behind is our Pick & Pray qualifier to the June 8-9 Belmont Stakes Handicapping Challenge. One entry per every 25 will receive a $10,500 package to the weekend of the final jewel of the Triple Crown.
There’s also a 1 in 25 live-format qualifier to the Monmouth Pick Your Prize qualifier, which will be here before you know it…it’s just two weeks away on June 2.
And, of course, since it’s Sunday, there will be an up-to-$5,000 Exacta tourney rewarding the best pickers of three-horse exacta boxes. This is a live-format game like always, and $2,000 is guaranteed. Remember—no price caps here, so you’re never completely out of contention.
At HorsePlayers, you can qualify for the NHC on Sunday. Or you can qualify for the BCBC. Or you can qualify for them both.
Anthony Trezza qualified for both last Saturday at HorsePlayers and who’s to say you can’t follow in his footsteps?
The NHC contest is a “regular” qualifier with two seats guaranteed and entries costing $165 a pop.
The BCBC tourney is a special “low ratio” game in which the winning ratio is a very player-friendly 1 in 23. As a result, the entry fee is higher ($500) than in a “regular” BCBC, but you won’t have nearly as many to beat to get where you want to be.
Even if you’re lucky enough to be at Pimlico this weekend, we hope where you want to be—at least part of the time—is in front of a computer or smartphone screen playing HorseTourneys…it could make you $60,000 richer.
Good luck, and enjoy the Preakness.