Mack McClyment Wins $26,987 in Preakness Day Event; Eric Moomey Picks & Prays His Way to $13,253 at the Same Time; Another Triumph for Exacta Tourney Specialist Frank Fosbre (Weekly Recap September 30-October 4)

It wasn’t a Spa & Surf Showdown or Flo-Cal Faceoff weekend around here…but thanks in good measure to the better-late-than-never Preakness Stakes, more than $162,000 still went flying out the door last week—and that was just in our marquee events. The featured tourney fun—and winning—got rolling on Wednesday.

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Fourteen-Race, All-Stakes Race Menu to Serve as the Test for Players on Preakness Day During $50,000 and $20,000 Guaranteed Cash Tourneys—Two of Twenty-One Featured Events This Weekend

We have $80,000 in Guaranteed cash headed out the door across three featured cash tourneys on Preakness day. If you like stakes races, Saturday just might be your day as all 14-contest races that day will be of the added-money variety. Pimlico and the Preakness serve as the centerpiece of an exciting weekend with 21 featured competitions with plenty of NHC, BCBC, Flo-Cal Faceoff and Keeneland entries up for grabs as well. The fun begins on Friday.

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NHC Qualifiers are Exclusive to HorseTourneys in October

From October 1 through October 31, will be the exclusive home of all NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) qualifying events. NHC Qualifiers this coming weekend will each award two (2) Guaranteed NHC Entry Packages.

The NHC is the most prestigious and lucrative handicapping competition in America. Each year, top players of all backgrounds travel to the NHC Finals in Las Vegas to compete for the title of Horseplayer of the Year, an Eclipse Award and a share of millions in prize money and rewards. These top players earn their way in to the Finals by competing in official qualifying tournaments.

In the month of October, these qualifiers will run exclusively at Feeders for NHC qualifying events will also take place daily at HorseTourneys, though a direct buy-in to qualifiers is also an option.

HorseTourneys players looking to compete in qualifying events must be NHC Tour members in order to accept the NHC Entry Package prize. More information on the NHC Tour and links to join can be found at

A detailed schedule of NHC Qualifiers through the month of October is available at There are two NHC Qualifier tournaments this weekend, one on Friday Oct 2 and the second on Sunday Oct 4. Details on both tournaments, including how to enter, and their feeders can be found by going to and sorting by “NHC.”

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Free Saturday Tourney Offers Three of Seven Guaranteed NHC Seats to be Won During a Weekend that Also Includes Last-Chance Santa Anita Qualifier, $25,000 Cash Game and More

It’s hard to keep up with the sporting calendar this year (as evidenced by the fact that the Preakness is a week from Saturday). Among all the other “how-can-this-be’s?” is the fact that we’re also already up to the final free NHC qualifier for the 2020 season. It takes place on Saturday, and it’s one of 21 marquee games this weekend.

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Ted Apple Experiences the Score of a Lifetime in The BIG One

As the two-day The BIG One was about to begin, Ted Apple smiled at his wife Cheryl and retreated to his upstairs “man cave” that he calls “The Paddock.” Cheryl knew that meant he had a contest to play, but Ted didn’t share any further details with her. “I didn’t want to say anything about the money involved, knowing how many really excellent horseplayers there were in it,” he said. “I was just hoping to finish in the Top 10.”

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Weekend Schedule Topped by The BIG One on Saturday and Sunday; Last-Chance Qualifier Friday: Prize Pool Up to $186,000 plus 15 NHC/BCBC/Pegasus/HPWS Seats; Seven Buy-ins Available to Round Out Maximum Field of 57

One of the biggest weekends on the HorseTourneys calendar is coming up with The BIG One taking place this Saturday and Sunday. A field of no more than 57 will compete for 10 seats to either the NHC, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge or the Pegasus World Cup (player’s choice) plus another five entries are up for grabs for the Horse Player World Series (or $1,500 in cash if the player prefers). There’s also a large chunk of cash on the line.

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Ken Jordan Takes Lucrative Cash Games on Back-to-Back Days; Evan Trommer & Craig Hom Stay Hot; Three Wins for Pete Acocella; Two—and a Half—for Brett Wiener (Weekly Recap September 9-13)

When you have as many as 28 featured tourneys in a five-day period, one of the fun by-products of that is that the door is opened wider for some interesting, out-of-the-ordinary results. We seemed to have more than our usual share of that last week.

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Last Weekend to Qualify for The BIG One Among the Many Reasons to Study the Schedule of 24 Featured Tourneys this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Only five online spots remain for The BIG One next Saturday and Sunday. With 10 seats up for grabs to the NHC, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge or the Pegasus World Cup (winners get to choose!) plus another five entries on the line for the Horse Player World Series (or $1,500 in cash in the player prefers)…plus a cash-prize pool of $169,032…all being shared by a field of no more than 57, there is certainly a lot to play for next weekend. Seven seats are set aside for buy-in entries—which are priced at $7,500 each—but you can win one of the five remaining online spots for $395 if you succeed during this final weekend of qualifying.

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