DerbyWars, horse racing’s leading contest site, will host a WHHC Mega-Qualifier on Saturday (Feb. 24) featuring five qualifying spots for the $75,000-guaranteed World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars
The WHHC Mega-Qualifier entry fee is $115, with the five WHHC qualifying spots based on 50 entries. The contest will consist of the second half of the races at partner tracks the Meadowlands and Woodbine. The format is a mythical $2 Win-Place-Show contest, where players will pick one horse in each race over 12 races and earn payouts equivalent to $2 Win-Place-Show payouts at the track, subject to maximum payouts.
Players may qualify for as little as $19 every night on DerbyWars.com, or on Saturday night during the early races. A full list of qualifiers for the WHHC Mega-Qualifier and the WHHC can be found at https://www.derbywars.com/tournaments/list/whhc.
The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars will be held April 28, 2018, at the Meadowlands. Players can qualify for the WHHC online at DerbyWars, at Meadowlands racetrack, or at various racetrack qualifiers. The $1,000 WHHC entry includes a $300 live bankroll with $700 to the prize pool and zero takeout. There is a limit of two entries per person. If the contest exceeds 107 entries, the prize pool will increase from $75,000.
DerbyWars hosts WHHC qualifiers every Saturday night for the 2018 WHHC. The list of players already qualified can be found here.
TVG, America's Horseracing Network and premier advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, has also announced it will host a major qualifying event as part of the World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC).
The TVG qualifier will take place Saturday, March 3, and requires players to make ten $10 win and place wagers on any races from the Meadowlands, Woodbine, Yonkers and Cal Expo. The contest is open to all TVG/4NJBets/PABets customers. New customers can sign up for an account by visiting TVG.com
The contest will award three spots to the $75,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship, the largest tournament in the industry, on April 28, 2018 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Each spot includes the $1,000 entry fee and bankroll plus travel expenses and hotel accommodations. Cash prizes will also be awarded to contestants finishing in fourth place through ninth place ranging from $500 up to $1,000.
"TVG is investing heavily in the U.S. horse racing business and harness growth is one of our main goals for 2018," commented Niall Connell, TVG Commercial Director. "This contest and our support of the harness industry's largest handicapping tournament is just a starting point in a year that will bring more visibility and content to harness racing on TVG and TVG.com."
More information on the 2018 WHHC can be found at the Meadowlands’ website.
Players can opt in to participate in the contest beginning on February 24 and continue through the contest date on March 3. Contest standings will be updated throughout the contest on a live leaderboard on the website.