Lawrence Kahlden Takes $50,000 Preakness Day Tourney; Pete Acocella and Howard Welsh Win Two Apiece; Drew Keaton and Frank Polk Keep on Rolling (Weekly Recap, May 18-22)

Looking back at last weekend, three of the biggest winners had to be Early Voting—for his performance in Baltimore; Rich Strike—for not going to Baltimore (where, in hindsight, the track most likely would not have suited him); and, of course, Lawrence Kahlden.

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“Two-Fer” Week Sees Frank Polk, Joseph Muzio, Eric Kurzhal, Eric Brothers, Dane Moore, Ron Tang, Joe Scanio and Ray Arsenault All Win Twice (Weekly Recap, May 11-15)

Despite the fact that a great many of our featured tourneys were Live or All Optional Live games, not a day went by when we didn’t see someone win twice. Frank Polk, Joseph Muzio, Eric Kurzhal, Eric Brothers, Dane Moore, Ron Tang and 2017 NHC Champ Ray Arsenault all did the trick.

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Free NHC Play-In With Five Guaranteed Seats, All-Optional-Live Cash Games and “First Chance” Qualifiers to Xpressbet Preakness Challenge and Del Mar Summer Challenge Headline 24 Features on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

It’s time to sharpen your pencil for another free NHC qualifier with five guaranteed spots in the March 2023 event. It takes place at HorsePlayers on Sunday. (Remember that you must be a 2022 NHC Tour member in order to play and win.)

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Drew Keaton Scores Sunday Hat Trick; Joe Johnson Knocks Down Two Important Shots From Long Distance; Michael Caposio Wins Twice on Wednesday (Weekly Recap, May 4-8)

Someone new to horse racing might look at the result of the Kentucky Derby and conclude that big longshots are the way to prosper in this game. Sometimes that’s true, but it certainly wasn’t the case here last week. At least not very often.

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Last Chance Qualifier for Kentucky Derby Challenge Among the Highlights of a Pick & Pray Derby Weekend With $82,000 in Guaranteed Money at Stake

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. As most of you know, we are unable to offer tourneys on Churchill Downs races—but we can, indeed, host qualifiers to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Challenge, a $3,000-entry-fee contest that can be played at Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita or Xpressbet.

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Special $50,000 Guaranteed Month-End Blowout and Final Weekend of Kentucky Derby Challenge Qualifying Highlight Friday, Saturday, Sunday Featured-Tourney Action

Saturday is the last day of April. That means it’s time for another $50,000 Guaranteed Month-End Blowout. The entry fee is the same as that of a usual Saturday featured cash tourney—$350—but we elevate the purse guarantee by $20,000 as a special bonus to recognize and reward our loyal cash-game participants.

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Eddie Olczyk Lights the Lamp Twice…as Does Evan Trommer; Richard Reese Rides Three 9-1 Winners to Rich Victory; Twelve-Race Score of $39.90 Earns $2,000 Monmouth Seat on Sunday (Weekly Recap, April 20-24)

There were a lot of Pick & Prays last week, but a surprisingly small number of multiple winners in featured-tourney action—by our count, only a pair…and one of those came over two separate days. So things were highly competitive during something of a “share-the-wealth” week that began on Wednesday.

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Daily Qualifiers to the NHC, BCBC and Spa & Surf Showdown All Weekend Long at HorseTourneys and HorsePlayers

After making their 2022 debut last Sunday, Spa & Surf Showdown qualifiers get the “One-a-Day” treatment this weekend. So if you’ve got your eye on the $400,000 Guaranteed final leg of the Tourney Triple, not a (weekend) day will go by when you can’t take a shot at landing a $2,500 seat for just $147.

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