NHC Handicapping Season to Kick Off

Red Rock Shootout is a one-day tournament that carries an entry fee of $100

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas--host of the $1 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) on Jan. 29-30--will host the second annual “Red Rock Shootout” Jan. 31. The handicapping tournament again serves as the new year’s first NHC Tour event.

The ‘Red Rock Shootout’ is a one-day tournament that will carry an entry fee of $100 and have a limit of one entry per person. All contest entry fees will be returned to participants in the form of prize payouts to the top five finishers on a 50%-20%-15%-10%-5% basis. The top two finishers will also receive qualifying spots to the 2011 NHC. Top finishers will also be awarded points as part of the 2010 NHC Tour.

All players must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the “Red Rock Shootout.” Contestants must make eight mythical $2 win and place wagers from available contest tracks. Four plays can be made at the player’s choosing from available tracks, and four will be made on designated mandatory races. For official rules or additional information, please contact Jason McCormick of Red Rock at 702-797-7798.

The Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers and is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino racebooks, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping Web sites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals. This year, more than 100,000 people are expected to attempt to qualify for the 2010 NHC at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. 

The NHC Tour is a yearlong bonus series offering additional prize money and qualifying berths to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. Participants must pay an annual $125 registration fee. Tour members then receive NHC Tour points for top finishes in NHC qualifying events held during the year.

To learn more about Red Rock visit www.redrocklasvegas.com.