East Rutherford, NJ — Due to the COVID-19 virus and the indefinite shutdown of harness racing at The Meadowlands Racetrack, the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com has been rescheduled to July 25.
The Meadowlands will look to add an additional qualifier or two once it reopens for live racing.
DerbyWars will host regular online qualifiers for the WHHC through July. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com.
The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament (now Saturday, July 25) 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 $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. 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.
For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (email@example.com) or 201.842.5015. For online qualifying on DerbyWars.com, players may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All WHHC details can be found at this link.