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World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by Increased to $150,000 for 2019

Monday, August 27, 2018

 Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and are proud to announce the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by — offering a record $150,000 prize pool — is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019.

On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool, the largest in the history of the WHHC.  The Grand Prize in the WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ is guaranteed at $50,000.  The total prize pool will be based on the number of entries, with 100% of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls.

“ continues to be a terrific partner for the World Harness Handicapping Championship,” said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  “With their support we have been able to grow WHHC participation and prize pool.  With 100% of entry fees returned as prizes, the WHHC offers tremendous value to our players.”

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior.  Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300.  The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool.  The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10. 

The Meadowland’s 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows:

·         November 3, 2018: $200 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, December 22- Free Handicapping Contest – 1 seat

·         January 1, 2019 – March 30, 2019: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, January 12, 2019: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, February 16 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, March 16 - $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats

DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night beginning Saturday, September 1.  Players can qualify for as little as $22.    Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment ( or 201-842-5015.  For online qualifying on, players may contact


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