I'm off the handicapping contest trail this weekend but I wanted to try something different and play contest venue rather than player.
So I invite all NHC Tour members to play Red Rock or Bust's free handicapping contest.
Here are the rules:
-By 12 noon on Sunday July 29, post in the comments section your picks for each of the 11 Saratoga races to be run on Sunday July 29. One horse per race, $2WP notional bankroll, pick-and-pray format, you get the favorite in the event of a scratch, payouts capped at $50 for win and $20 for place.
-Minimum 3 players.
-Submit your picks as cleanly as possible, with numbers only, no names.
-The winner wins $20 (I will mail it to you).
-The winner must then use that $20 to enter a HorseTourneys.com NHC prelim feeder event in the near future. (honor system)
-Hopefully you will qualify for a HorseTourneys.com NHC qualifying contest via that NHC prelim feeder.
-If you do, hopefully you will qualify for the NHC via that NHC qualifying contest (OK, we're at about a 1/500 chance here, but stranger things have happened.)
-If you do qualify for the NHC via this route, and you just happen to win the NHC (can you say 1/250,000 chance?), you must give half your winnings to charity (honor system).(seriously).