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Date Announced For 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship; Next Qualifier Set For Breeders Crown Night

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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The 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship, which will bring together horseplayers from across North America to compete for $100,000 in prize money, is slated for Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ.


The World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) marks a new partnership between the Meadowlands and the United States Trotting Association formed to create the industry’s ultimate tournament experience.  Standardbred Canada will support the project by facilitating the participation of Canadian racing and wagering outlets.  


Limited to just 100 spots, the WHHC will be held as a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception and warm-up event the evening prior.  Players may earn a seat in the WHHC through a qualifying event at a partner wagering outlet or through direct buy-in ($1000) should enough spots remain as of April 1, 2013. 


The next WHHC qualifier is the Breeders Crown Challenge on Saturday, October 27 at the Meadowlands.  The top two finishers will earn spots in the WHHC, courtesy of Woodbine, with prize money to be paid out to the Top 10 finishers.  The cost to enter the tournament is $200 ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll).  The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 ($100 maximum) on 10 Woodbine races.  Complete rules and entry form are available at 


For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Amy Silver, Meadowlands Racetrack ( or Kathy Wade Vlaar, Standardbred Canada ( 


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