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Handicapping championship cancelled

01:59 AM 24 Jun 2020 NZST
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World Harness Handicapping Championship
World Harness Handicapping Championship

East Rutherford, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty many harness racing players had about traveling to the Meadowlands Racetrack, the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by has been cancelled.

Players that qualified for a seat through the Meadowlands or will be refunded the $1,300 tournament seat as a prize payout. Players can also choose to have their qualifying seat held for the 2021 contest.

"This was a tough decision for us," said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager for the Meadowlands Racetrack. "With so many unknowns remaining for the Meadowlands regarding permitted onsite attendance and COVID protocols we (along with DerbyWars) made the call to cancel for this year. We want all players to feel comfortable traveling to the track and safe while onsite wagering. Not holding the WHHC this year was our best option."

DerbyWars has announced a $25,000 online game with an estimated $10,000 first prize for Meadowlands Pace Night on Saturday, July 18. Players can qualify every week on


The WHHC will return in 2021 and updates can be found at

Meadowlands Media Relations

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