03/05/2009 12:00AM

Handicapping championship qualifiers set


The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Daily Racing Form on Thursday released the full schedule of qualifying events and sites for the 2009 National Handicapping Championship, which will carry an estimated purse of $1 million.

The 2009 schedule has 101 events hosted by 42 different entities, subject to additions and changes. A full list of dates and sites is available at www.ntra.com/nhctour.

Four NHC "Superqualifiers" are set for July 4-5 (Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas), Aug. 29 (Monmouth Park), Nov. 6-7 (Breeders' Cup online tournament), and Dec. 26-27 (Del Mar Surfside).

Registrations for the NHC Tour, a year-long bonus series, are available for $125 at the website.

About 300 berths will be available via the qualifiers and the NHC Tour to the National Handicapping Championship next January at Red Rock.