TwinSpires.com is offering a guaranteed $100,000 first-place prize in an online handicapping contest that will be conducted Nov. 19.
The “TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship,” for which there is a $1,000 buy-in, will also offer a guaranteed 50 seats to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship or Coast Casinos Horseplayer World Series.
Players can buy directly into the Championship for $1,000, while some players can win their way in through a series of “last chance” satellite tournaments being held Nov. 16-18. Those tournaments carry a $100 buy-in and offer the top 10% of the field a seat in the $1,000 Championship.
The TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship will be conducted through TwinSpires.com and participants may register at www.twinspires.com. The series will also offer members of the Daily Racing Form’s National Handicapping Championship Tour an opportunity to earn maximum tour points.
The TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship will be structured in the traditional win/place format with 15 mandatory races for all contestants. TwinSpires.com director of marketing Lucky Kalanges will serve as tournament director
A wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Inc., TwinSpires.com is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and operates a wagering hub in Oregon.