Handicapping Tournaments

Qualify at Surfside Race Place for the National Handicapping Championship! SSRP - HANDICAPPING MARCH

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).

Surfside hosts 9 One Day Tournaments for 2015

21 guaranteed NHC spots up for grabs!

National Handicapping Championship qualifiers will take place:

  • April 3 - 5
  • July 10 - 12
  • January 1 - 3

Prizes: 2 spots in Vegas and $5,500 in cash.  Entry fee $310/$300. 

April's Rules:

 $2,500 Alumni Bonus every Tournament  - Alumni Master Rules 2015

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Del Mar Handicapping Feeder Tournament July 11 - win a $6,000 entry

For more information, visit this link

Win packages into Surfside Tournaments on Horsetourneys.com, includes entries and travel allowances.



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)

The NHC takes place each January and is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers. 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, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals, 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 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 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  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

Where to Stay

Our host hotel — the beautiful Hilton Del Mar

Take advantage of our host hotel rate at the Hilton Del Mar.  Ask for the special Del Mar Fairgrounds rate, based on availability.

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