(Courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)
(Courtesy of Keeneland)
Tommy Massis of Toronto is truly the King of Keeneland Contests. On Sunday, he rode a $1,000 win bet on 19-1 shot Bella Noire in Keeneland’s 4th race to a win in the BCBC-NHC Challenge. Tommy’s winning total of $20,800 bested 2nd place finisher Blake Jessee of Carmel, IN by nearly $8,000.
Jeffrey Harryman turned a starting bankroll of $200 into $2,214.50 to win the Laurel Champions Tournament at Laurel Park on Saturday, August 18. Harryman won a $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entry, a cash bonus of $2,790, plus his final bankroll total was his to keep. His total return: cash and prizes worth $15,004.50.
(courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)
Dennis Montoro, 32, from New York City, went all-in in the last race with a $7,000 win bet on #2, 5-1 Raven Creek, to finish with $42,000 and win the July 28-29 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Montoro qualified to the Del Mar Challenge from a $400 feeder contest on HorseTourneys, essentially turning a $400 investment into more than $135,000 in cash and prizes.
Congratulations to Karen Carey, winner of the 2018 Belmont Stakes Challenge. Carey keeps her final bankroll total of $36,571.50 plus she earned a bonus of $60,000 for finishing first, an entry into the 2019 Belmont Stakes Challenge, plus her choice of an entry to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge or the NHC.
(Courtesy of Keeneland)
John Kimove of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, made a big move in the 9th and final race on Keeneland’s Sunday card, cashing $1,058 Win and $400 Win/Place wagers on Ironclad, and a $420 Exacta 4/8 and $5 trifecta 4/8/9 for total winnings of $17,963 on one race. His total of $19,963 nipped second place finisher Ross Szlasa of Mooresville, NC, who also hit big on the last race to post a total of $17,710.
In what was our richest tourney ever, Anthony Laurino of Clayton, N.C., recorded four winners—including three of the last four among the 15 contest races—to claim the top prize of $40,594 in Saturday’s live-format contest that closed with a total pot of $101,487.
Triple Crown prep season is always one of the most exciting times on the racing calendar—and this year, even more so as the time coincides with several new contests and developments here at HorseTourneys. With so much new going on over a relatively short period of time, it seems like a good time to run it all down for you.
The winner, Ed Olczyk, receives a prize pool bonus of $140,000 plus a seat to both the NHC (either in 2018 or 2019) and the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Those who finished in second through fifth places receive NHC seats (either in 2018 or 2019 per the player’s choice).
The top 15 finishers, courtesy of Xpressbet.com are shown below.
Entries are currently being accepted for this Sunday’s final direct qualifier to the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship to be held on January 26-27.