First Meadowlands WHHC qualifier of 2020 set for Jan. 11

East Rutherford, NJ — Next Saturday (Jan. 11) The Meadowlands hosts its first WHHC qualifier of the new year. Four spots are up for grabs in the $400 qualifier ($200 entry plus a $200 real-money bankroll).

The format requires players to make $20 Win, Place, Show or combo WPS bets on at least ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $20 a race if they desire. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 p.m.

The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is:
• Jan. 10–March 28: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats
• Saturday, Jan. 11: $400 qualifier with 4 WHHC seats
• Saturday, Feb. 22: $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats
• Saturday, March 7: $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats

DerbyWars hosts online qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars qualifier information can be found at

The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship final is set for April 18. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10.

Players already qualified for the WHHC final include:

Outlet First Name Last Name
2019 Summer Survival Stanley Jocz
2019 Summer Survival Leroy Kelly
2019 Summer Survival Scot Strong
November Meadowlands Contest Joe Pavlica*
November Meadowlands Contest Alan Hirschberg
December Meadowlands Contest Russ Adams

• Spot will be taken by Joe Pavlica’s father

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment ( or 201.842.5015. For online qualifying on, players may contact

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