The “Sovereign Stable Handicapping Challenge,” a free, online handicapping tournament, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13. The top finisher will receive a guaranteed berth in the $2 million (estimated) Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by Sovereign Stable next January in Las Vegas.
The Sovereign Stable Handicapping Challenge requires contestants to place hypothetical $2 win and place wagers on 10 designated contest races on Aug. 13. The 10 contest races will be chosen by tournament officials on Thursday, Aug. 11, and are scheduled to be selected from the Aug. 13 cards at Saratoga Race Course, Monmouth Park and Del Mar (contest tracks subject to change).
The player amassing the highest number of points based on the players’ earnings (i.e. the highest final bankroll) from all $2 win and place wagers at the end of the Challenge will be declared the “Grand Prize Winner” and receive a berth in the NHC.
The winner will also receive a $250 air travel voucher and hotel accommodations at Treasure Island Las Vegas, site of the NHC. Additional prizes will be awarded to the second- and third-place finishers. Prospective competitors need not be NHC Tour members in order to register, though they must be signed up as an NTRA Inside Track member.
“Our Sovereign Stable partnerships have enabled many people to experience the unique thrills of racing. Competing in the National Handicapping Championship has become another coveted opportunity within the sport, and we hope everyone will register for our tournament and take their shot at the $1 million prize up for grabs at Treasure Island Las Vegas next January,” said Sovereign Stable president Matt Gatsas.