Special $35,000 Guaranteed Tourney, Plus Free NHC Qualifier, $1,000 BCBC Qualifier and Last Chance for Keeneland Grade One Gamble Headline Wood/Blue Grass/Santa Anita Derby Weekend

Last Saturday, Paul Sadler selected Maximum Security and won $22,500 in our Florida Derby Day $50,000 Guaranteed event. This Saturday, it could be you and your Derby horse that get the spotlight…and the money…in our Wood/Blue Grass/Santa Anita Derby Day $35,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray. It’s the highlight of an 18-featured-tourneys weekend that gets started on Friday.

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Last Year’s HPWS Champ Bob Montgomery Takes Day 2 Lead in Bid For Repeat Victory

A year ago, Bob Montgomery was sapped by a severe cold but still managed to prevail over 427 opponents and win $231,120 in the Horse Player World Series. This year, buoyed by good health and a monster Day 2, Montgomery has put himself in line for a repeat victory as the Day 2 leader in the 2019 renewal of the World Series.

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Thoughts on the Upcoming HPWS and Saturday’s $50,000 Gtd. Tourney

A record 172 qualifiers from HorseTourneys will be among the field of 600 or so at The Orleans this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the 2019 Horse Player World Series. We’ll be onsite providing end-of-day recaps on our blog page and we will also post updates on Twitter if…and it’s a big “if”…we can get names to go along with the scores on the leaderboard. (Typically these aren’t posted at the HPWS.)

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Ryan Flanders Crushes it With Four Victories and Two Other Seat Wins; Craig Hom Has Big Friday/Saturday (Weekend Recap March 22-24)

Pick & Pray weekends often result in someone having “a really good day” (as Richard Dreyfus said in “Let it Ride”) and rolling to multiple victories. We certainly had a classic example of that this weekend—but we also had players who turned in very strong efforts on consecutive days, which is also highly impressive. Craig Hom was one such player on Friday.

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First Chances for Both Wood Memorial and Saratoga Challenges Plus Last Chances for HPWS and Hawthorne Top 19-Featured-Tourneys Weekend

If you’re looking to finally gain an entry to next Thursday’s Horse Player World Series—or to add an additional entry to your portfolio—this weekend is your last chance or else you’ll have to pony up $1,500 at The Orleans. The same applies to the $700 in entry fees for the Hawthorne March contests taking place next Friday and Saturday. On the other hand, you have plenty of time to qualify for Saratoga, with your first chance being this Sunday. It’s also your first chance on Saturday to qualify for the Wood Memorial Challenge at Aqueduct, but there’s definitely not plenty of time for that since the event takes place on April 6. It all makes for a frenzied weekend of featured-tourney action, which gets started on Friday.

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