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World Harness Handicapping Championship set for Nov. 13, 2021

December 15, 2020

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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com — offering a $150,000 prize pool — is set for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool.  The total prize pool is based on 150 entries, with 100 percent of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls.

With the cancellation of the 2020 WHHC final due to covid-19, a number of players made the decision to roll their spot over to 2021 final.

“We are anticipating being back to normal operating capacities in mid-summer,” said Rachel Ryan, marketing & event operations director at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  “This will allow us to run some feeder tournaments during our fall meet and host the final in mid-November.  We are anxious to get our onsite contests back up and running.”

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior.  The Meadowlands and DerbyWars.com reserve the right to host the final online if covid protocols do not allow an onsite event.

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 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 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 21, 2021 – March 27, 2021: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats
  • May 1, 2021 – Aug. 7, 2021: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats
  • Saturday, Nov. 6 - Free Handicapping Contest – 1 seat

DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday starting in January.  Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at 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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