Live money handicapping contest set for Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer a cash prize and as many as four seats to the 2020 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money handicapping contest Saturday, July 6.

Cost to enter is $400. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize pool with the remaining funds going towards a live-money wagering card.

Contestants must enter prior to 1 p.m. – post time for the first race – July 6. Players can begin entering the contest once track gates open at 9:30 a.m. that morning.

Tournament races will include the entire card at Los Alamitos with permitted wagers including win, place, show, exactas, daily doubles and trifectas.

Each entry must bet at least $60 per race on five races during the contest to be eligible for prizes, but there is no wagering limit.

The player with the highest bankroll at the end of the day will be declared the winner and the player with the second highest bankroll will be the runner-up. The winner will receive 50% of the prize pool. The remaining payoffs: 20% (2nd place), 15% (3rd place), 7.5% (4th place) and 7.5% (most money wagered).

Three NHC berths will be up for grabs if the contest has a minimum of 60 entrants. A fourth spot will be added if the contest has 120 entries or more. Two NHC seats will be available if there are less than 60 entrants.

There will be a second NHC qualifier – with the same rules in place – Saturday, July 13.

For complete contest rules and any questions, contact [email protected] or phone 714-820-2690.

This article was released by the Los Alamitos Race Course.