Free chance to qualify for the WHHC, presented by DerbyWars

East Rutherford, NJ – This Saturday (Dec. 22), Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is hosting a free handicapping contest with the grand prize of a $1,300 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Championship, presented by DerbyWars.

The free handicapping contest is open to all patrons on Saturday and there is no fee to enter.

Fans may register up until 7:15 p.m. on the night of the contest. The contest format requires players to make a mythical $2 “across the board” wager on one horse in races two through 10 at the Meadowlands. The winner is determined by the player that amasses the largest mythical bankroll from their selections.

The World Harness Handicapping Championship, presented by, is a one-day tournament on Saturday (April 6) 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.

The Meadowlands’ remaining 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows:

• Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – Saturday, March 30, 2019: Free Online Survival Challenge              – Three WHHC seats
• Saturday, Jan. 12: $400 qualifier with four WHHC seats
• Saturday, Feb. 16 – $200 contest with two WHHC seats
• Saturday, March 16 – $200 contest with two WHHC seats

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

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

Details on the WHHC can be found at

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