Handicapping Tournaments

Qualify at Surfside Race Place for the January 2015 National Handicapping Championship! SSRP-303-2014 Tournament flyer (December)

Would you like to win $750,000 dollars and the title of Handicapper of the Year? The first step is to place high in a qualifying competition for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC).

18 guaranteed NHC spots plus 9 BCBC spots up for grabs! (value $2,500 each)

The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) is the year's most lucrative and exclusive live bankroll handicapping contest with a cash prize pool of over $500,000 and will offer 15 spots to the January, 2015 National Handicapping Championship!  https://www.breederscup.com/bcbc

Surfside hosts 9 One Day Tournaments for 2014

National Handicapping Championship qualifiers will take place:

  • April 4  -6
  • July 11 - 13
  • December 26 - 28

December's Tournament Rules:

Every Tournament has an Alumni Bonus Rules

July's's Results:

April's Results:


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Team Surfside handicapper Jose Arias
2013 Handicapper of the Year!

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 See an interview with Arias'  here

Surfside tourney player Brent Sumja wins the NHC Tour!
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For contest questions email vhiltbold@sdfair.com, or call (858) 755-1167 ext. 1202 (Wednesday - Sunday)

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The NHC takes place each January. The winner earns $750,000 and the title of Handicapper of the Year, including recognition at the Eclipse Awards the following year. Contestants must qualify (there are no "buy-ins") in one of over 100 qualifying tournaments conducted throughout the year at various venues across the country, one of which is Surfside Race Place.

To find out more about NTRA NHC tour membership, visit http://www.ntra.com/nhcregistration.

Membership in the 2014 Daily Racing Form NHC Tour is open to adults 21 years of age or older and requires a one-time membership fee of $50. Membership in the 2014 Daily Racing Form NHC Tour is mandatory in order for top finishers of sanctioned NHC qualifying events to be eligible to compete in the January 2015 NHC Finals in Las Vegas. The NHC Tour membership must be in place prior to the start of any given qualifying tournament in order for one to qualify for the NHC Finals at that qualifying tournament.

 NHC - BREEDERS undated

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