HorsePlayers - Winning Starts Here
Before year-end champions are crowned and giant checks are hoisted in the air. Before the final tournaments are played out -- in Las Vegas and at the Breeders' Cup. Before qualifying tournament leaders are given their golden tickets. Before all the calls to the post, and thrilling stretch runs, and screams of Go! Go! Go!
Before all that, it all starts with a single click. A single click that takes you to one website. Where every horse player - whether you-re a big shooter or a two-dollar bettor - has access to the dream of victory. A single click that takes you to HorsePlayers.com. The new home for tournament action that offers the most chances to qualify for the BCBC and NHC - the two biggest handicapping tournaments in the world.
And it all starts now. Only at HorsePlayers.com.
HorsePlayers, a partnership between the Breeders' Cup and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is the Official Online Qualifying Site of the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). The site is powered by HorseTourneys, a leading online contest site. Players with an existing HorseTourneys account do not need to create a new account on HorsePlayers. Simply login with your HorseTourneys information on HorsePlayers and you will have access to your account. Similarly, if you sign up on HorsePlayers you-ll be able to use your HorsePlayers account to play on the HorseTourneys website.
About Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC)
Now in its ninth year, the $1 million-estimated BCBC has become one of the most sought after prizes on the tournament calendar. The BCBC, which offers 15 seats to the NHC in addition to cash prizes, is a highly lucrative and exclusive live bankroll handicapping contest with a $10,000 buy-in required to participate. Players enjoy first class access to the two best days of racing in the world with VIP seats that include buffet lunch each day and other amenities. Online and on-site qualifying tournaments, offering $10,000 berths into the BCBC as prizes, continue throughout the summer and fall leading to the November Breeders' Cup. For more on the BCBC, visit www.breederscup.com/bcbc.
About the NHC
The NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (formerly known as the NTRA National Handicapping Championship), is the richest, most important and most prestigious handicapping tournament for horseplayers in the world and is the culmination of a yearlong series of sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino race books, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping websites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals in Las Vegas. Each year, the NHC winner joins other human and equine champions as an honoree at the Eclipse Awards. The NHC is presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens and Treasure Island Las Vegas. Equibase is the Official Data Provider of the NHC.
Established in 1999, the first NHC offered total purse money of $200,000. The 2017 NHC offered total prizes and awards of more than $2.8 million. Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada topped a field of 654 entries to win the $800,000 first-place prize and earn an Eclipse Award as Horseplayer of the Year in 2017. NHC 19 will be held February 9-11, 2018, at Treasure Island Las Vegas.
The NHC Tour
The NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Tour (formerly known as the National Handicapping Championship Tour) is a yearlong bonus series offering additional prize money and qualifying berths to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). Membership in the NHC Tour is mandatory in order for top finishers of sanctioned NHC qualifying events to be eligible to compete in the NHC Finals in Las Vegas. Membership in the NHC Tour is open to adults 21 years of age or older and requires a one-time, annual membership fee of $50. The NHC Tour membership must be in place prior to the start of any given qualifying tournament in order for one to qualify for the NHC Finals at that qualifying tournament. Click here or go to www.ntra.com/membership for special Tour offers and to join today. Equibase is the Official Data Provider of the NHC Tour.