Anthony Laurino Prevails in $101,000 Tourney over Michael Gotkin, Who Also Grabs BCBC Entry; Ken Seeman Wins Three on Sunday (Weekend Recap March 30-April 1)

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.

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Big Doings Ahead the Next Couple of Weeks

Eric Wing blog pic

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.

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Final Top 15 Standings from Jan. 26-27 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship

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 are shown below.

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Eric Moomey leads after Day 1 of the BCBC

Eric Moomey, a HorseTourneys qualifier to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge via his third-place finish at The BIG One in September, made an all-in win bet of $8,322 on Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Mendelssohn ($11.60 to win for $2) to leapfrog his way to the top of the leaderboard, and he stayed there the rest of the day to finish Day 1 of the two-day competition with a total of $48,071.40.

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Maloof Wins Keeneland BCBC/NHC Challenge

(By Jim Mulvihill of the NTRA and courtesy of Keeneland)

Tom Maloof, a 59-year-old project management consultant from Middleborough, Mass., cashed big on the first and last races of the card to amass a final bankroll of $13,004 and win Sunday’s BCBC/NHC Challenge, the richest handicapping contest of the meet. In addition to his bankroll winnings, Maloof took home a $21,000 first-place cash prize, plus an all-expenses-paid berth to the $2.9 million (est.) National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and a paid entry to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).

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