Per a joint decision between HorseTourneys and Laurel Park, The BIG One will be played online this year at HorseTourneys.com. The dates will remain the same—Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, 2020.
The NHC qualifier offered each Wednesday at HorseTourneys will now also include cash payouts starting next week (May 20). It is the first time in the history of online, mythical-money tournaments that cash prizes will be available in an NHC qualifying event.
Emily Kyrillou turned her starting live bankroll of $250 into a final total of $10,327.50 to finish best of 230 entries and win the Aqueduct Gotham Challenge on March 9.
It has been three days since “Fourgate” (full credit to Justin Dew, who I believe was the first to coin that term), but people are still buzzing about it. As we await word on how the NTRA will settle the issue, it is somewhat interesting to take a step back and gauge people’s reaction to last Saturday’s free NHC qualifier at HorsePlayers. Or…if nothing else…it’s a way to pass the time.
NHC fever abounds, and that’s understandable given that the 20th edition of the event is just a week away. But that shouldn’t serve to obscure the return to HorsePlayers of qualifiers to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).
The final top 10 standings:
(Courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)