08/16/2006 12:00AM

Oaklawn Park track report


An upset win by Kon Krete Kid ($95) last Sunday at Saratoga helped lift handicapper Les Harris to victory in the Oaklawn Park qualifying tournament for the Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship.

Harris beat out 162 participants and won the first-place prize of $12,000. He will lead a team of three from Oaklawn in the championships in Las Vegas in January.

Harris, from the north Texas town of Keller, won the competition with a bankroll total of $374.50. The runner-up was Ken Arthur, with a total of $328.40. The the third-place finisher was James Gedding, with a total of $300.90.

The tournament, which was held last Saturday and Sunday, was the first qualifier Oaklawn has ever held for the DRF/NTRA Handicapping Championship.