Cheryl McIntyre Leads After Day 1 of Wynn Handicapping Challenge

Cheryl McIntyre, the 2016 NHC Tour Champion, is clearly having a pretty fair 2017 as well. On a day bereft of longshot winners, she strung a number of modestly priced winners together, and then strategically used her lone $4.00 “double bet” of the day on the winning 8-5 favorite in the nightcap at Del Mar, to squeak into first place after Day 1 of the Wynn Handicapping Challenge in Las Vegas.

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Fifty-Dollar NHC Qualifier, BCBC Low-Ratio Tilt, Saratoga Last Chance Highlight Weekend Offerings

Sixty-six of HorseTourneys’ most skillful players are headed to Las Vegas to compete in the $200,000 Wynn Handicapping Challenge. We’ll be on hand with live coverage. But even out there, we’re expecting cell phones and laptops to be very prominent as another big weekend unfolds at HorseTourneys and HorsePlayers.

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Ferrozzo, Gilbert Win NHC Games (Again); Hurd Big on The BIG One; Osella Doubles Up (Weekend Recap July 28-30)

Though handicapping contests take place all year long these days, some players seem to do better during certain times of year. This can be because of the tracks running at the time; because of having more “quality time” available during a certain season; or just plain luck. We’re not sure of the reason, but Anthony Trezza has certainly hit his stride since the official beginning of summer.

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McCubbins wins $185,000 in the July 29 & 30 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

(Courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

Faron McCubbins of Mt. Washington, KY, turned his $5,000 starting bankroll into $64,535 to coast home in the $300,000 Del Mar Challenge. First Place was worth $120,000+ in prizes including a $10,000 entry in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at Del Mar in November. Along with his $64,535 bankroll winnings, total prizes amounted to over $185,000. In addition, a win for McCubbins in the BCBC will be worth a $1 million bonus.

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