On April 19, 2014, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for over $60,000* in prize money in the 2014 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC), at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, N.J.
The WHHC qualifiers at the newly opened Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment are set for Jan. 11, Feb. 22 and March 15.
The Meadowlands Jan. 11 qualifier has a $200 total fee ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 ($100 maximum) on 10 Meadowlands races. Complete rules and entry form are available at PlayMeadowlands.com. The top two finishers will earn spots in the WHHC with prize money to be paid out to the top 10 finishers.
The WHHC is the partnership between Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and the U.S. Trotting Association formed to create the industry's ultimate tournament experience. Standardbred Canada supports the project by facilitating the participation of Canadian racing and wagering outlets.
The WHHC is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players may earn a seat in the WHHC through a qualifying event at a partner wagering outlet or through direct buy-in ($800).
In addition to the Meadowlands, the U.S. Trotting Association, The Meadows and Buffalo are conducting WHHC qualifiers. A complete list of participating outlets and qualifier dates can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com or by clicking here.
For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Wade Vlaar, Standardbred Canada (email@example.com).
* estimated final prize pool, based on 120 entries (Meadowlands)