TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), will hold the TwinSpires.com Online
Handicapping Championship this Saturday, Nov. 19. The $1,000
buy-in championship will offer a guaranteed $100,000 first-place prize
and a guaranteed 50 seats to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship or Coast Casinos Horseplayer World
Series, making it the richest guaranteed online tournament prize pool ever offered in racing.
Players can buy directly into the Championship
for $1,000, and there are still a few opportunities for players to win
their way in through a series of “last chance” satellite tournaments.
which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 18, carry a
$100 buy-in and offer the top 10 percent of the field a seat in the
$100,000 first place prize and 50 seats to Las Vegas for a single-day
online handicapping tournament is unprecedented, and the demand to
qualify for this event has been very strong,” said Jeremy
Clemons, TwinSpires.com vice president of marketing. “We look forward to
crowning our first online handicapping champion and awarding the
$100,000 top prize.”
The TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship will be conducted through TwinSpires.com and participants may register at twinspires.com. The series
will also offer members of the Daily Racing Form’s National Handicapping Championship Tour an opportunity to earn maximum tour points.
The TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship
will be structured in the traditional win/place format with 15
mandatory races for all contestants. TwinSpires.com Director of
Marketing Lucky Kalanges will serve as tournament director.
Additionally, Brisnet will offer special handicapping information on the
races selected for the tournament to all horseplayers entered in the
Players have had the opportunity to qualify for the Championship
all year long by competing in TwinSpires.com’s Online Handicapping
Series. The series allowed players to compete in lower buy-in
tournaments where they could also parlay
their way into the Championship for as little as a $10 entry fee.