“Winter Rules” Now In Effect

This blog is sent out annually as a reminder of some tweaks we here at HorseTourneys employ to try and mitigate the effects of winter weather on scheduling. For beginners and veteran tourney players alike, it’s always a good idea for a quick refresher:

As we roll into the winter months, it’s a good idea that we explain our approach to scheduling, which we tweak this time of year.  We’ve employed this approach every year, and it just bears a quick reminder every November or so as chilly temperatures descend across the land.

Continue reading

First Qualifier to Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship, $50,000 Month-End Blowout and New Multi Entry Mania Tourney Highlight the Thanksgiving Weekend Featured Schedules

The Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship will be back in 2023 (on January 28), and you can win a $6,000 entry for it—plus a $500 travel stipend—for $384 this Sunday when we offer our first qualifier to the prestigious live-bankroll competition.

Continue reading

Travis Pearson Extends HT Tour Lead With Saturday Triumph; Ken Jordan Earns Three Grand Prizes; Jerry McClenin Wins $9,200 Plus an NHC Seat (Weekly Recap, November 16-19)

Unfortunately, with the premature termination of the Sunday card at Woodbine, our five-day featured-tourney week turned into a four-day featured-tourney week. However, there were still plenty of seats and cash to go around—and one player managed to visit the winner’s podium three times.

Continue reading

First Qualifiers to the 2023 BCBC Among 23 Featured Tourneys This Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Just two weeks after the completion of the 2022 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, contest players—this week at HorsePlayers—can begin earning seats to the 2023 renewal of the world’s richest and most prestigious live-bankroll tournament, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. (The Breeders’ Cup, by the way, will be held at Santa Anita next year.)

Continue reading

Joseph Zuer Sweeps the Big Bucks Tourneys; Mike Cebula Sweeps Wednesday; Saturday Takes Two to Tang (Weekly Recap, November 9-13)

Joseph Zuer has been a force to be reckoned with these days in HorseTourneys cash games. Last month, he won a Saturday, $30,000 HT Tour event plus a Big Bucks Pick & Pray on the same day. This past weekend, he spread his sharp-eyed skills across two days, sweeping the Saturday and Sunday Big Bucks tourneys.

Continue reading

Your Cup Runneth Over at HorseTourneys With $297,000 in Guaranteed Cash Games Plus Qualifiers to the NHC, Flo-Cal Faceoff, Del Mar Fall Challenge and More

For a horseplayer, it doesn’t get much better than Breeders’ Cup Weekend. It was true in 1984, and it’s true now. For a tournament player, the anticipation is, I would argue, even more intense. Contests are fun even if you’re focusing on cheap claiming races, but when you can play against great players on the greatest races, it sort of brings out the best in all of us—and reminds us why we grew to love this sometimes frustrating avocation in the first place. 

Continue reading