Big Money at Stake as Field Takes Shape for This Weekend’s Middle Leg of the 2022 Tourney Triple, the $350,000-Guaranteed Players Championship

Saturday and Sunday, HorseTourneys will host the second annual Players Championship, a two-day, All Optional Live competition in which contestants make 15 mythical $2.00 win-and-place selections each day from among 30 eligible contest races. The purse is guaranteed to be at least $350,000. Last year, in the inaugural edition of the Players Championship, Dan Wilde of Cedar Park, Tex., won $213,000 from an overall prize pool of over $555,000.

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Shawn Turner Scores a Sunday Hat Trick; Big Turnaround Gets Trey Stiles to a 20th Straight NHC; Anthony Trezza Captures $45,000 Tourney (Weekly Recap, March 30-April 3)

Every now and then, you stumble upon a horse you want to root for just because of the name. Many would say that one such example is Good Bye Putin. The Santa Anita-based runner didn’t just make $2 hunch bettors smile with his 15-1 victory in Sunday’s 6th race, he also delivered big rewards to several HorseTourneys contestants —most notably Shawn Turner.

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Special $45,000-Guaranteed Florida Derby Day Cash Tourney and Double Qualifiers to Players Championship on Saturday and Sunday Highlight 29 Featured Events During First Weekend in April

In honor of Florida Derby Day, our featured Saturday cash tourney (which serves as that day’s HT Tour competition) will have its purse guarantee bumped up $15,000 to $45,000. The entry fee will remain at its customary $350, so the cost to play is the same…we just feel comfortable upping the guarantee on what figures to be a big day.

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Kenny McMahan Wins Back-to-Back NHC Qualifiers; Peter Rogers Captures First Saturday Month-End Blowout and Comes Back for More the Next Day; Evan Trommer Takes Two on Friday and Another on Sunday (Weekly Recap, March 23-27)

By now, we’re sort of used to seeing players successfully double down (or triple down) on their picks across multiple events on a given afternoon—and it’s certainly nice to be amply rewarded when it turns out to be “our day.”

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Dubai World Cup $10,000 Pick & Pray, $50,000 Month-End Blowout and Dual Lone Star Qualifiers Comprise Four of 27 Featured Tourneys This Friday, Saturday and Sunday

It’s Dubai World Cup Day on Saturday, and while those races take place too early in the day (for us) to include in our Saturday multi-track schedules, we’ve included the final eight of the nine races on the program in a special, single-track, $10,000 Guaranteed, No Limit Pick & Pray.  (The one race we’ll be leaving out is Meydan race 1, an Arabian race.)

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Gary Brous the Boss on Saturday; Jay Johns Earns Players Championship Entries on Back-to-Back Days; Jeff Higgins Captures Two NHC Seats (Weekly Recap, March 16-20)

Even though the Saturday and Sunday featured tourneys were conducted mainly in Live format, multiple winners were once again in ample supply. For the second straight week, only Thursday (when there are only a pair of marquee games) failed to generate at least a double grand-prize winner. 

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First Qualifier to Lone Star Million Betting Challenge Among 25 Featured Tourneys This Friday, Saturday and Sunday

One of the best contests in which to win an NHC spot is the Lone Star Million Betting Challenge held on Memorial Day each year at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Tex. This year’s event falls on May 30th, and eight seats to the 2023 NHC are guaranteed. That works out to a winning ratio of 1-per-10.

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