02/02/2017 4:07PM

Harness: World Harness Handicapping Championship Set for April 29

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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is proud to announce that BetAmerica is the title sponsor of the 2017 World Harness Handicapping Championship set for Saturday, April 29, 2017. 

On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for a guaranteed $50,000 prize pool in the BetAmerica WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. 

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“BetAmerica has been a great partner and is now a welcomed title sponsor for the WHHC,” said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  “With their support we are able to guarantee the Championship prize pool at $50,000.  This offers tremendous value to our players and will hopefully increase participation.  Should more than 100 players enter the Championship, the prize pool will exceed $50,000.”

“BetAmerica is proud to guarantee this year’s prize pool at $50,000 – allowing Harness players to compete for the largest harness handicapping contest cash prize in years,” said Merv Huber-Calvo, Tournament Director at BetAmerica. “Savvy players can get ahead of the game and hone their skills in online harness handicapping contests everyday on BetAmerica.com, including upcoming Qualifiers for this year’s BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship.”

The BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior.  Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800.  The BetAmerica 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, with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000.

The 2017 Meadowlands BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is set and each Qualifier brochure is available at PlayMeadowlands.com.  The contest schedule is as follows:

►         Saturday, February 25 - $400 contest with top 4 finishers winning BetAmerica WHHC seats

►         Saturday, March 18 - $100 contest with winner earning BetAmerica WHHC seat

►         Saturday, April 1 - $50 Last Chance contest with winner earning BetAmerica WHHC seat

BetAmerica.com will host regular online Qualifiers for the BetAmerica WHHC beginning Saturday, February 11. Entries for the first online Qualifier are now open, with an entry fee of $35. 

Cal Expo, Hoosier Park, Monticello Raceway, Northville Downs, Plainridge Racecourse, Scioto Downs, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Buffalo Raceway have signed up to host BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifiers. 

For more information on how to become a BetAmerica WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015. 

--edited release (Meadowlands)