COLUMBUS, OH (Jan. 28, 2013) - Free TrackMaster Platinum Past Performances are available for the first in a series of 10 USTA free, online qualifying contests for the $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC), which will be held at the Meadowlands on April 19, 2014. For complete information, to enter the USTA qualifying contests, and to get a link to free TrackMaster Platinum Past Performances for the races at Northfield Park on Thursday, Jan. 30, please visit www.HorseTourneys.com.
The link to free TrackMaster past performances for all qualifiers will be posted at www.HorseTourneys.com approximately 48 hours before each contest. Past performances for Friday (Jan. 31) night's contest for The Meadows will be available on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Check each contest page on that site for the time that selections can be made.
The USTA WHHC Free, Online Qualifying Series consists of 10 tournaments that will be conducted from Jan. 30 through March 1 over five consecutive weekends and will involve handicapping races at 10 different USTA member racetracks. The winner of each qualifier gains a berth ($800 value) into the WHHC final at the Meadowlands.
In each contest, contestants must select one horse and an alternate, in case of a late scratch, for a $2 Win-Place wager on each race at the featured track that evening. In the case of both selections being scratched, the contestant will receive the post-time favorite. All selections must to be submitted prior to post time of the first race in the contest. Each qualifier will be limited to 12 races. A complete listing of rules and regulations is available at www.HorseTourneys.com.
Following is a schedule with featured racetracks for the USTA Free, Online WHHC Qualifying Series:
2014 WHHC Online Qualifiers
Date Track First Post (Eastern time)Thursday, Jan. 30 Northfield Park 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31 The Meadows 6:55 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7 Meadowlands 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 Yonkers 7:10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13 Dover Downs 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 Cal Expo 8:45 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21 Buffalo Raceway 6:40 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22 Pompano Park 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28 Maywood Park 8:10 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 Balmoral Park 8:10 p.m.
by Ellen Harvey for Harness Racing Communications