Darryl Lacy Wins $50,000 Tourney; Thomas Labordo Records Sunday Hat Trick; Recent Del Mar Challenge Winner Dennis Montoro Collects in Cash Game and The BIG One Qualifier (Weekend Recap August 24-26)

We expected Travers Weekend to be exciting. What we didn’t expect—on a predominantly live-format weekend—was to see multiple winners like we did…or to have the controversial finishes like we had.

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Guaranteed $50,000 Tourney, Three Seats Each to BCBC and NHC, First Chance at HPWS Headline Travers Weekend Featured Festivities

As the Saratoga meeting reaches its apex with the Travers (and shockingly with no rain in the upstate New York forecast), HorseTourneys celebrates the Mid-Summer Derby (and the good weather) with a special $50,000 Guaranteed cash tourney on Saturday. That’s one of just many reasons you’ll want to spend part of the last weekend in August right here with us.

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The Horse Player World Series—Back at HorseTourneys This Weekend and…Just Maybe…More Popular Than Ever

Qualifiers begin this week at HorseTourneys for one of the mileposts of every contest year, the Horse Player World Series. The first direct qualifier comes this Saturday, Travers Day. It’s an entry-only qualifier for $90.

Always more steak than sizzle, the Horse Player World Series seems like it goes in and out of fashion more often than skinny ties.

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Jeffrey Harryman Wins Laurel Champions Tournament

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.

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Stephen Luca Doubles Up; The Stephens Triple Up; Joe Pettit Coming in Hot to The BIG One; Steve Arrison Wins NHC Seats Here and at Indiana Grand (Weekend Recap August 17-19)

Scores were generally tight during a Pick & Pray weekend that saw many tourneys won with late-contest winners. The first such example of this came in our first featured event of the weekend, Friday’s $5,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray.

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Paul Shurman and Joe Pettit Win Saratoga Challenges

By Najja Thompson, NYRA

On Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, the New York Racing Association hosted the Saratoga Challenge and the Fourstardave Challenge live money handicapping tournaments, offering a total of over $225,000 in cash prizes as well as two qualifying seats to the 2019 Belmont Stakes Challenge and 8 seats to the 2019 National Horseplayers Championships in Las Vegas.

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Free NHC Contest, Last Chance for Monmouth; and Up-to-$30,000 Saturday Tourney Highlight Another Big Summer Weekend.

As the summer racing schedule moves on to Alabama-Pacific Classic weekend, HorseTourneys is ready with 14 featured tournaments that—with just one exception—are all Pick & Pray competitions. So if you like the “set-it-and-forget-it” nature of Pick & Prays, this is a great weekend for you.

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Unexpected Weekend at Home With the Dog Turns Very Profitable for Stephen Curtin

Stephen Curtin loves playing tournaments, but between his job as a grocery industry consultant and taking his 12- and 9-year-old boys to baseball and hockey games almost every weekend, the Quincy, Mass., resident really doesn’t have time to travel to onsite handicapping contests. So the 51-year-old largely sticks to cash games at HorseTourneys.

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