06/09/2009 11:00PM

Oaklawn will host DRF/NTRA qualifier in August

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Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., is now taking entries for its qualifying tournament for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. The top three finishers from the Aug. 8-9 qualifier will advance to the finals at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 29-30.

Oaklawn will cap entries at 225 players. The entry fee is $250, with $120 of that amount to cover the player's tournament bankroll. The rules for the Oaklawn tournament will be similar to the ones governing the NHC.

Oaklawn will award $15,000 in prize money during its qualifier, with $5,000 to the winner of the two-day tournament. Oaklawn's tournament annually draws players from all around North America.

Jason Milligan, director of operations for the track, will oversee the qualifier. For information, he can be reached at (501) 623-4411, ext. 252, or via email at jmilligan@oaklawn.com.