Steven Meier had been vewy, vewy quiet during the first half of Friday’s 10-race, $7,500 Guaranteed Pick & Pray. After five races, he had fired almost all blanks and had collected just $2.10. There was big game to be had out there, though, with the pot having swelled to $9,080 by the tourney’s start time. Meier obviously needed to hunt down some prices.
Kevin “Duke” Matties, a 46-year-old professional gambler from Laguna Beach, Calif., took the lead during the first day of competition and didn’t look back, holding on for a near wire-to-wire victory in the 2018 Orleans Fall Classic, held October 11-13 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Top-40 results from the October 5-7 Orleans Fall Classic. Congratulations to winner Russ Edwards.
Congratulations to Gary West, winner of the 2017 Gold Coast Summer Classic. Here is how the Top 20 finished:
Final results are available for the 2014 Gold Coast Summer Classic, which was held July 24-26 at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas. We’re awaiting final prize payout information, but prizes were paid down to 50th place.
Click here to access the results at Google Docs
Beginning Saturday, July 26, qualifiers will be offered to the upcoming Orleans Fall Classic, to be held October 9-11 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The Fall Classic is operated by Boyd Gaming, who also run the Horse Player World Series and Gold Coast Summer Classic.
Full package qualifiers will include the $500 entry fee to the event, four (4) nights in a PREMIUM hotel room and $500 in travel reimbursement. Entry fees to main qualifiers will be $66 with one full package awarded per 25 entries participating. Daily direct feeder events into main qualifiers will run $19 and award one $66 entry per 4 entries participating.
Entry-only qualifiers for the $500 entry fee only will also be offered.
Note that ENTRY ONLY qualifiers to the upcoming Gold Coast Summer Classic will be run every weekend from now through the final qualifiers. The ENTRY ONLY version will run on Sundays, while the FULL PACKAGE qualifiers will run on Saturdays.
Entry fees are $40 for the ENTRY ONLY qualifiers, with one $500 entry awarded per 15 entries that participate. Note that feeders will only continue to be offered for the FULL PACKAGE version of the qualifiers.
Qualifiers to the Gold Coast Summer Classic, to be held July 24-26, 2014, at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will begin Sunday, April 6. The first event will feature essentially zero net takeout, as only five percent is included to cover bank fees. The qualifier will award one $400 entry-only to the Gold Coast Summer Classic per every five (5) entries participating.
Daily direct feeders will be run leading up to this initial qualifier, and will carry entry fees of $23. One $84 entry into the April 6 qualifier will be awarded per every four (4) entries participating in those direct feeders.
Both full package (including hotel and $500 travel reimbursement) and entry-only qualifiers will be run through the first part of July.
HorseTourneys qualifiers Pete Duca, Jr. ($1,602), Vince LaRocco ($1,602), Derek Lapikas ($480.60) and Phil Cleek ($480.60) all cashed at this weekend’s Orleans Fall Classic, held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Congrats to Pete, Vince Derek and Phil!
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