Sunday’s Last Chance NHC Qualifier — with Five Seats Guaranteed — Headlines Thanksgiving Weekend Action

Our Weekend Preview comes at you early this week because, well, so does the weekend. But we think we’re saving the best tourney for the last day.

We have two special games slated for Turkey Day closing at 2:50 pm ET.


If you prefer to stuff your turkey with cash rather than seasoned bread crumbs, there’s our $5,000 Guaranteed tourney, a Pick & Pray, with $2,500 to the winner and prizes down to 4th place. Entry fee is $185, and contest races will be Aqueduct’s 7th through 9th; Churchill’s 9th through 12th; Del Mar’s 5th through 7th; and the 7th and 10th from Fair Grounds – 12 races in all.

Utilizing the same 12 races, we will also host a special holiday edition of our Horse Player World Series entry-only qualifier with one in 20 winning a $1,500 entry for the 2017 event next spring. This, too, is a Pick & Pray with entries costing $87.

There will also be a bountiful table of single-track and multi-track cash games and feeders on Thanksgiving. So fill your plate as many times as you wish.

And regardless of heavily you indulge on Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of tasty leftovers the next day. Should you win, Friday will be anything but Black.

Our Featured weekend schedule resumes in earnest on Saturday – one of the great betting days of the year with the Cigar Mile and Remsen at Aqueduct, the Golden Rod and Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill, plus excellent cards at Del Mar (two graded turf stakes races) and elsewhere.


Our two marquee games on Saturday are a $25,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray with $12,500 up top and prizes to 8th place for a buy-in of $260 — and a full-package Horse Player World Series Pick & Pray for $116 with one in 25 winning a $1,500 HPWS entry, four nights’ accommodations at The Orleans, plus $500 for travel.

Then, on Sunday, the holiday weekend closes with a bang.


Sunday is the day of 2016’s final NHC qualifier at HorseTourneys. And what a qualifier it is. For the usual $160 entry fee, we are guaranteeing five packages (including accommodations at Treasure Island plus $1,000 travel) and if we get enough players, we will award as many as 10 packages. Unlike most of this weekend’s tourneys, this one will be a Live-format contest.

We’ll also be hosting our first qualifier of the year for the popular Surfside tourneys on December 30-31. One in 20 contestants will win $1,180 in entry fees (sufficient for both days) plus $500 in travel. Cost to enter this Pick & Pray qualifier is just $98.

There’s also our customary Sunday Horse Player World Series entry-only qualifier for $87, with one in 20 emerging victorious.

And for cash gamers, there is a $7,500 Guaranteed Pick & Pray paying down to 5th, including $3,750 to the winner – and our fun $1,500-Guaranteed three-horse Exacta Box game with the victor receiving $600. This one, like all our Exacta Box tourneys, will operate with a Live format.

As always, you may qualify to virtually any of the above tourneys through one of our low-cost feeders between now and the final event.

Lastly, we wish good luck to our five HorseTourneys qualifiers playing at Hawthorne this weekend and the 30 players we have sent to TwinSpires for their Online Championships on Saturday.

Wherever you’ll be this weekend – and whomever you’re spending it with – we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We here at HorseTourneys are thankful for YOU!