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Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Qualifying tournament on Saturday, February 20 will offer three guaranteed spots to 2017 NHC

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 9, 2016) – Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will provide horseplayers with one of their first opportunities to qualify for the 2017 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) with a qualifying event on Saturday, February 20. The Meadowlands qualifier will offer three guaranteed seats to the NHC, which recently provided Upstate New York handicapper Paul Matties an $800,000 first place prize for winning this year’s event last month in Las Vegas.

The Meadowlands qualifier requires a $400 buy-in, with $200 going towards each player’s bankroll and $200 going towards the event’s prize pool. Players can purchase multiple entries.

Contestants must bet a minimum of ten races from Gulfstream, Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, and/or Oaklawn with a $20 minimum per wager. Win, place, show or combination of the three is allowed.

The top three finishers will earn seats to the 2017 NHC Final in Las Vegas. They must be NHC Tour members to qualify for the NHC Final.

For complete tournament information and details, visit