Dylan Donnelly Takes Two More This Week, Including Yet Another Via Tiebreaker; Ronald Tang Earns Seats to both The BIG One and BCBC; Raymond Riley Collects in Every Race En Route to $8,000 (Weekly Recap, February 24-28)

With the bulk of the Saturday and Sunday featured events run in Live format, multiple winners were in shorter supply this week. We still had a couple of them, however, and as we all know by now, surprisingly good performances can pop up just about anywhere. 

A great example is what Raymond Riley accomplished on Friday.

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Final Weekend of Qualifying to Ultimate Betting Challenge and Gotham Challenge Make for Challenging Final Few Days of February

We challenge you to come up with a word that the handicapping contest world likes more than “challenge”. It seems to be kind of a go-to word when christening a tournament…or contest…and not without some reason, given that putting up a four-figure entry fee is sometimes a challenge in itself. 

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Hard to Have Better Picks than Charlie Ricks; Zachary Agamenoni Makes the Most Out of a Little; Tiebreakers Suit Dylan Donnelly…but Thwart Evan Trommer (Weekly Recap, February 17-21)

There’s a 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone called “A Most Unusual Camera” in which three thieves come into possession of a camera that takes and immediately prints out pictures that are five minutes into the future. So where do they go with it? Where else? To the track!

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First Qualifier to the Lone Star Million Betting Challenge Plus $77,000 in Guaranteed Cash Headline Pick & Pray Weekend

Contest Players have their first opportunity on Sunday to qualify for Memorial Day’s Lone Star Million Betting Challenge—which caps off three consecutive days of NHC qualifiers down in the Dallas Metroplex. (Things should have warmed up down there by then, we hope.) That qualifier is just one of 25 marquee games on tap this weekend. 

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Four Saturday Tourney Triumphs and Then Some for Michael Goodrich; Bad Night’s Sleep Leads to a Good Day at the Races for Alistair Wallbaum; Rick Broth is the First One to The BIG One (Weekly Recap, February 10-15)

Two weekends ago, a preponderance of Pick & Prays prompted a plethora of multiple winners. Still, no one had a day then like Michael “The Coach” Goodrich had this past Saturday.

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First Qualifiers to The BIG One and Monmouth Pick Your Prize Plus NHC “First Chance/Last Chance” Play-In Highlight Presidents Day Weekend

Presidents Day means four days of featured-tourney weekend action rather than the usual three. Sprinkled into the mix are two new offerings on Saturday and one on Sunday. 

We kick things off, though, on Friday—and, relatively speaking, it’s a pretty loaded schedule.

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The 2021 Edition of The BIG One Set For September 18-19 Again Here at HorseTourneys; First Qualifier Offered This Sunday.

For the second consecutive year, The BIG One — racing’s “High Expectation Tournament” — will be hosted online here at HorseTourneys rather than onsite at its traditional home, Laurel Park.

A reflection of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the decision to keep the event online for another year means that The BIG One will again have one of the most player-friendly prize structures of any contest in the country.

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First Qualifiers to the Keeneland Grade One Gamble and NYRA Bets Gotham Challenge Headline a “Super” Pick & Pray Weekend

There’s a big showdown on Sunday between Kansas City and Tampa Bay. You’ll note, though, that NFL organizers wisely decided to start the game late enough (6:30 pm ET) so that it wouldn’t get crowded out in the hearts and minds of bettors by the true spectacle of the day—the HorseTourneys featured schedule.

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Jim Herron Earns NHC Seat in Very First Attempt; Tyler Okasaki Captures Saturday’s $25,000 Tourney for Second Time in Three Weeks; Ryan Flanders Picks Up NHC and Players Championship Entries (Weekly Recap, January 27-31)

Winning an NHC seat always feels special. Chances are, you will remember the key horse that won it for you for years to come. This is especially true for your first NHC seat. Imagine how it would feel to win an NHC spot in your very first qualifying attempt.

Jim Herron knows this feeling.

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