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WHHC date changed to April 13

January 07, 2019

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The 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by DerbyWars.com — offering a record $150,000 prize pool — has been pushed back a week to  Saturday, April 13. The adjustment will ensure all partner outlets have enough time to run their qualifiers and allow players more time to buy-in. 

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament (now Saturday, April 13), with a welcome reception the evening prior.  Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries.

The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10. 

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Meadowlands has its next WHHC Qualifier.  Four spots are up for grabs in the $400 Qualifier ($200 entry plus a $200 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $20 win, place, show or any combination of WPS wagers on 10 Meadowlands races.   Players can wager on more than 10 races if they so desire.   Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm.

DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday through March. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier (a list of those qualified can be found at https://www.horseracingnation.com/content/2019_whhc_qualifiers#) information can be found at DerbyWars.com.

Club Hawthorne will be hosting 2 WHHC Qualifiers on Feb. 15-16 with three seats into the Championship. Details can be found at HawthorneRaceCourse.com/Contest.

TVG/4NJBets will host three WHHC Qualifiers (one each in January, February and March) with six total spots given away into the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com.


For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or (201)842-5015. For online qualifying on DerbyWars.com, players may contact support@derbywars.com. (Meadowlands)

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