01/21/2015 1:14PM

NHCQualify.com offers two ways to play along with the NHC this weekend


Players looking to follow the National Handicapping Championship need not only be spectators. NHCQualify.com is offering two opportunities to play along with the NHC this weekend.

On Saturday, there will be an online play-along contest consisting of all eight mandatory races. The races were scheduled to be announced Wednesday night. Entries are limited to two per player and cost $50 each. Contestants will compete for at least $20,000 in credit on any site in the Daily Racing Form family of tournament sites (NHCQualify.com, BCQualify.com, DRFQualify.com, and DRFBets.com).

No NHC Tour membership is needed for this contest. Between that, the relatively low buy-in, and the connection to the most prestigious handicapping contest in the world, it’s a perfect place for new contest players to get their feet wet.

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On Sunday, also for $50 an entry, players can enter the “Win a Seat Play Along” event to win a 2016 NHC seat, plus at least $5,000 in site credit, by playing the seven mandatory races of the NHC final table. The races will be announced Saturday by the NTRA. A 2015 Tour membership is required for this event.

To sign up for the contests, click here.

Those events are not the only contests happening outside of Las Vegas this weekend. On both weekend days, there will be $80 buy-in contests on DRFQualify.com. On Saturday, there’s a qualifier for the $100,000 Raise Your Game Handicapping Challenge at Gulfstream Park. On Sunday, don’t miss your chance to win your $3,500 buy-in for the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicapping Challenge.

To sign up, click here.