Howard Welsh and Sean O’Malley Each Capture Two of Sunday’s Biggest Tourneys; Kyle Snowden and Thomas Labordo Pick Seven Winners Apiece on Saturday; Steven Meier Goes Hunting for a Price with Elmer Fudd (Weekend Recap August 16-18)

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.

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First Qualifier to the Orleans Fall Classic – July 26

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.

ENTRY ONLY Contests Added to Weekends for Gold Coast Summer Classic

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.