The 2023 HorseTourneys Tour is Already Off and Running With at Least $85,000 at Stake

Even before Travis Pearson’s 2022 HorseTourneys Tour victory was made official, the 2023 HT Tour got underway with Kirk Tesar of Indiana taking the first event of the New Year—a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray—on Sunday, January 1st.

Once again this year, the HT Tour will be a year-long concluding on Sunday, December 31st. At least $85,000 in bonuses will be awarded. Here’s how the prize structure shakes out:

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Plenty of Fast-Paced, Featured-Tourney Action on Tap for the Friday and Saturday Before Christmas

December 25th is the one day during the year that HorseTourneys turns its lights off, but weekend warriors will still be able to fill up on a sumptuous spread of 18 featured events on Christmas Eve…and Christmas Eve Eve. Of course, all 18 will be run as Pick & Prays, leaving you some additional time to shop, wrap, cook, spend time with relatives…or watch football—depending on your obligations and preferences.

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Blockbuster Saturday for Vineet Sharma; Lawrence Kahlden Earns Grand Prizes on Consecutive Days; Bernard Moore Picks Eight Straight Winners (Weekly Recap, December 14-18)

Let’s just say it figures to be an extra-nice Christmas this year in the Sharma household.

It was a tale of two formats for Vineet “Please Don’t Squeeze the” Sharma on Saturday. Unlike most situations that get the “Tale of Two…things” treatment, however, both sides of this particular “tale” turned out well for Sharma. Very well.

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First 2023 NHC Low Ratio Qualifier and New Sam Houston Play-In Both Join the Sunday Featured-Tourney Lineup

With just three months remaining until the 2023 NHC, qualifying for the “Big Dance” takes on even more urgency. Those looking to maximize their chances at landing a spot in March can now—starting on Sunday—play in a 1-per-21 qualifier…and if you’re really lucky, your odds of success could be 1 in just 10.

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Great Start and “Big” Finish for Jayson Rockett; Patrick Kennedy has Good Friday and Even Better Saturday; Sunday? It Takes Two to Tang (Weekly Recap, December 7-11)

Sometimes a contest day unfolds in such a way that favors some players more than others. People who like to bomb away with one longshot pick after another didn’t like Wednesday very much. The day’s top-priced winner, Hierro in the 7th at Gulfstream, paid just $9.40 to win and $3.00 to place.

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Three Qualifiers Each for the NHC and Flo-Cal Faceoff Plus New Play-Ins for Santa Anita, Hialeah and Tampa Bay Downs Among 18 Featured Tourneys This Friday, Saturday, Sunday

With the Exacta Extravaganza in the books, it’s time to square our sights on the $250,000 Guaranteed Flo-Cal Faceoff (the first leg of the 2023 Tourney Triple) now just barely more than a month away. We’ll have a qualifier a day for the Flo-Cal this weekend—and the same holds true for the 2023 NHC.

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Joe Koury Wins $23,750 in Exacta Extravaganza; Anthony Trezza Triumphs Three Times During Week; Sean O’Malley Lands NHC, Pegasus Packages (Weekly Recap, November 30-December 4)

In an endeavor synonymous with up-and-down emotions and long dry spells, Joe Koury was pretty darned consistent in the two-day, $50,000 Guaranteed Exacta Extravaganza. He hit five three-horse exacta boxes on Saturday to finish the day in 3rd place. On Sunday, he connected on another five gimmicks to amass the second-best score of the day. When all the final accounting was done, it was Koury, “The People’s CFO”, who was the victor, earning the top prize of $22,500 plus an additional $1,250 in day money for his top-three finishes each day.

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