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).
Okay, I can do this.....I'll be back with my picks on Saturday night.....I like this..... :) I've played a few times this year in HorseTourneys....I didn't get too far, but I can always try again on your dollar....LOL! Have a great weekend :)ReplyDelete
I'm back.... :)ReplyDelete
Saratoga Sun July 29 - Pick and Pray - let it ride :)
Race 1 - 5
Race 2 - 6
Race 3 - 1
Race 4 - 8
Race 5 - 2
Race 6 - 9
Race 7 - 10
Race 8 - 7
Race 9 - 1
Race 10 - 1
Race 11 - 8
i'll give it a go...doesn't look like there will be much competition so here goes...ReplyDelete
good luck to donna and anybody else who decides to play! over and out. thanks terry for sponsoring this fun little contest.
this was a very nice thing to do.
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Now it's time for your picks, Terry
I think we have a winner:ReplyDelete
A Game of Skill (Rich Nilsen?) 62.40
The rest of the field:
Steve S. 11.30
Please check the results and let me know if anything is amiss. If its correct I'll declare official by tomorrow (Monday) night. Otherwise rich (if its you) can you email me your mailing address. And, please let me know when you'll be playing the $20 horse tourneys event from this, as we'll be following your 1/250000 quest!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing all.
Great job, Terry...interesting idea here.ReplyDelete