Tag: NHC

The 2023 National Horseplayers Championship moves from January to March for 2023. (Image: NTRA)

NHC Moves from January, Adds to 2023’s March Madness in Las Vegas

As if Las Vegas wasn’t already awash in March Madness, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Wednesday it’s moving the 2023 National Horseplayers Championship from January to March. Next year’s NHC will run from March 10-12 at the rebranded Horseshoe Las Vegas, the hotel formerly known as Bally’s. That weekend […]

David Harrison (center) became the 23rd winner of the National Horseplayers Championship in the 23-year history of the event. Presenting the $725,000 first-price check are NTRA President Tom Rooney (left) and NTRA COO and NHC Tournament Director Keith Chamblin. (Image: NTRA)

Harrison Goes ‘Old-School,’ Becomes Newest NHC Champion

During the week, David Harrison is a real estate appraiser. On the weekends, however, he appraises Thoroughbreds as an old-school handicapper. This weekend, he proved himself as the best appraiser of horseflesh in the world. Harrison bested a field of 643 entries at Bally’s Las Vegas, capturing the 23rd annual […]

The 2022 National Horseplayers Championship begins Friday at Bally's Las Vegas. The NHC is the most prestigious handicapping tournament in the world. (Image: NTRA)

Youngest Winner Mustari Returns to Defend Elusive NHC Title

Five months after the youngest champion in National Horseplayers Championship history walked out of Bally’s Las Vegas with that crown, the 2022 NHC returns to Las Vegas with 509 individuals dueling over three days for $3.5 million in cash and prizes. That purse went back up after taking a COVID-related […]

For its Fall Meet, Keeneland introduced a new Pick 3 for bettors: the Turf Pick 3. Just choose the winners of the day's last three turf races. (Image: Keeneland)

Keeneland Gets Deep in the Grass with New Pick 3 Wager

Before its Fall Meet begins next Friday, Keeneland unveiled a wagering menu that features new contests and a twist on the Pick 3 – the Keeneland Turf Pick 3. The Keeneland Turf Pick 3 requires that bettors pick the winners of Keeneland’s final three turf races each day. It comes […]

The unique-to-America Kentucky Downs turf course offers the biggest pari-mutuel payouts of any US track. It begins its short, six-day season Sunday. (Image: Coady Photography)

Kentucky Downs: Short Meet, Small Track, Big Pari-Mutuel Payouts

Kentucky Downs, one of the biggest sleeper tracks in the country from a betting standpoint begins, its season on Sunday. With a six-day card, sleeping on the sleeper track means you’ll likely miss something from a wagering standpoint. Kentucky Downs offers the best pari-mutuel payouts of any track in the […]

The National Horseplayers Championship is the most prestigious handicapping event in the world. Normally in February, it's Aug. 27-29 at Bally's in Las Vegas. (Image: Horsephotos)

NTRA Picks Seven Tracks for 2021 National Horseplayers Championship

Switching racetracks on the fly because of its revised summer date, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association selected seven North American tracks for its premier handicapping event – the National Horseplayers Championship. The NTRA covered the racing spectrum with its seven selected tracks. It included the three premier summer tracks: Del […]