WHHC pot increased to $150,000 in 2019
August 27, 2018
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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by DerbyWars.com—offering a record $150,000 prize pool—is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019.
On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool, the largest in the history of the WHHC. The Grand Prize in the WHHC final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ is guaranteed at $50,000. The total prize pool will be based on the number of entries, with 100% of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls.
"DerbyWars.com continues to be a terrific partner for the World Harness Handicapping Championship," said Rachel Ryan, marketing manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "With their support we have been able to grow WHHC participation and prize pool. With 100 percent of entry fees returned as prizes, the WHHC offers tremendous value to our players."
The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament, 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.
The Meadowland's 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows:
· Nov. 3, 2018: $200 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats
· Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 - Free Handicapping Contest – 1 seat
· Jan. 1, 2019 – March 30, 2019: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats
· Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats
· Saturday, Feb. 16 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats
· Saturday, March 16 - $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats
DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night beginning Saturday, Sept. 1. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com.