It’s Michael Goodrich By a Pole in $75,000, Four-Percent-Takeout Tourney; Bill Chenvert Collects in Every Race of Del Mar Qualifier; Ryan Ehrhardt Turns $60 deposit into $17,000. (Weekend Recap June 7-9)

It seemed to be a weekend of unusually—almost shockingly—good contest performances. You almost never see a large, 150+-person tourney where most of the top finishers are bunched together but the leader is way out in front. That’s what happened in our Belmont Stakes Day $75,000 game, though.

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John Doyle Wins Yet Another BCBC Entry; Gregg Kingma Makes Incredible Last-to-First Rally in NHC Qualifier; Patrick Stich Wins Big at Monmouth (Weekend Recap May 31-June 2)

Just as there are horses for courses, some contest players seem to do better at certain venues. It may be due to easier travel…or an intangible familiarity with the atmosphere and surroundings…or a confidence level that is boosted by previous successes there, but I’d wager that we all secretly have a “favorite” contest location.

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Emulating Babe Ruth and Joe Namath, Anthony Trezza Calls His Shot in $21,000 All-Optional Tourney; Kevin Willett Wins On Saturday and Monday; All Good for the Goodalls on Sunday (Weekend Recap May 24-27)

There was a lot of chatter regarding the long-awaited return of the All-Optional Live format to HorseTourneys. Many seemed to enjoy the opportunity to select which races (from a bank of 25) they played. Others may have just been excited to try their hand at a new format.

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All-Optional Tourneys Make a Long-Awaited Return on Saturday and Sunday During Mammoth, 25-Featured-Events Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, which means four days of featured-tourney action instead of three. All counted, we have 25 different big-prize events this weekend—which I believe is a HorseTourneys record. The star of the weekend, however, is not the largesse, but the return of an old friend…one that many of you said you missed. The All-Optional Format.

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Clint Littlejohn Wins $30,000 in Overlaid $75,000 Guaranteed Preakness Day Tourney; Joe Johnson Sweeps Saturday HorsePlayers Features (Weekend Recap May 17-19)

The bad news for us here at HorseTourneys was that Saturday’s $75,000 Guaranteed tourney didn’t quite fill. The good news for you is that a guarantee is a guarantee and, of course, we paid out the full amount despite taking a loss. And we’re game enough (some might say foolhardy enough) to do it all over again on Belmont Stakes Day. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s take a look at the Preakness Day victory that put $30,000 into Clint Littlejohn’s pockets last weekend.

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