01/20/2016 1:06PM

Monmouth offers tournament with a twist

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Monmouth Park will host its biggest handicapping tournament ever on June 4.

The top 15 finishers of the tournament will get to select their prizes. Based on 100 entrants, nine seats at the 2017 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, two seats at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, and $50,000 in cash will be up for grabs.

“Over the years, I’ve heard players who prefer the NHC, players who prefer the BCBC, and players who prefer cash,” said Brian Skirka, the marketing manager and contest director at Monmouth. “This contest will give the winners a choice as to which prizes they take home.”

The live-money event will have a $2,000 buy-in, with $1,000 going to the prize pool. The other $1,000 will be deposited on a player’s betting card for contest wagers. For more information, contact Skirka at Bskirka@monmouthpark.com.