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Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12am
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Beat the Champs Handicapping Tournament
The "Beat the Champs" handicapping contest is a live money contest that will require challengers to pick more winners than past NHC Champions Michael Beychok and Judy Wagner. The top three finishers in the tournament will earn berths in the National Handicapping Championships in Las Vegas. The entry fee is $300 and contestants must use a $150 bankroll to place $5 Win, Place, and Show wagers on all 10 races from Fair Grounds. The player with the largest bankroll at the end of the tournamnet will be the winner!
The feature race on today's card is the 48th Running of the Tenacious Handicap for older horses going 1 Mile and 1/16th on the dirt for $75,000. Fast Alex captured last year's running by a whisker after a thrilling stretch duel. It was the first career stakes win for Fast Alex and he was ridden by Robby Albarado for owner James Tafel and trainer Greg Geier.