Charity Tourney Set for July 4th; Free Qualifiers for $5,000 Finals Available Now

As some of you may have seen, we have a $5,000 Charity tourney scheduled for the Fourth of July. Actually, it’s a $6,000 charity tourney, because there will be $5,000 in the pot but the winner will get an additional $1,000 to donate to his or her choice of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Cash payouts will go to the top 10 finishers.

Perhaps best of all, you can get into it for free.

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Robert Childress Wins Three Tourneys After 0-for-8 Start; Six Modestly Priced Winners Earn $9,000 for Darren Rudnick; Seven a Lucky Number in BCBC qualifier (Weekend Recap June 21-23)

It appeared to be a “Lost Sunday” for Robert Childress. He entered a bunch of featured tourney, and to say that things weren’t going well would be putting it mildly. Here was his scoresheet (on all three of his Sunday entries) after eight of the day’s first 12 races:

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Del Mar Qualifier, Big Bucks and Regular $10,000 Guaranteed Tourneys, First Chance at Stars & Stripes Plus Six Certain NHC Seats Among the Highlights of Weekend Jam-Packed with 20 Featured Events

If you like action, this is a really terrific weekend coming up at HorseTourneys and HorsePlayers. We have a total of 20 featured events on the Friday-Saturday-Sunday schedule and a rich blend of significant cash games and qualifiers to some of the top brick-and-mortar tournaments around the country. An excellent microcosm of the weekend offerings is on display for Friday.

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Brett Wiener and Basil DeVito Come Flying Home Late to Grab NHC seats; Paul Shurman and Evan Trommer Post Gaudy Cash Game Scores; Nate Newby Takes Sunday NHC Qualifier (Weekend Recap June 14-16)

There were 15 featured events at HorseTourneys and HorsePlayers last weekend. They offered a combined 25 grand prizes, and despite 10 of the 15 tourneys being Pick & Prays, those 25 top prizes were won by 25 different people. So we have a lot of ground to cover…and a lot of smart people to recognize. We’ll start at the beginning—on Friday.

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It’s Michael Goodrich By a Pole in $75,000, Four-Percent-Takeout Tourney; Bill Chenvert Collects in Every Race of Del Mar Qualifier; Ryan Ehrhardt Turns $60 deposit into $17,000. (Weekend Recap June 7-9)

It seemed to be a weekend of unusually—almost shockingly—good contest performances. You almost never see a large, 150+-person tourney where most of the top finishers are bunched together but the leader is way out in front. That’s what happened in our Belmont Stakes Day $75,000 game, though.

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John Doyle Wins Yet Another BCBC Entry; Gregg Kingma Makes Incredible Last-to-First Rally in NHC Qualifier; Patrick Stich Wins Big at Monmouth (Weekend Recap May 31-June 2)

Just as there are horses for courses, some contest players seem to do better at certain venues. It may be due to easier travel…or an intangible familiarity with the atmosphere and surroundings…or a confidence level that is boosted by previous successes there, but I’d wager that we all secretly have a “favorite” contest location.

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