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"Beat the Champs" NHC Qualifier With Beychok and Wagner Dec. 15 Offers Las Vegas Berths

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, October 24, 2012) –Three berths to Las Vegas will be on the line when Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts a National Handicapping Championship qualifier on Dec. 15. In addition, a cash prize pool will be paid out to all players who finish ahead of past NHC champions, and Louisiana natives, Michael Beychok and Judy Wagner.

The “Beat the Champs” NHC Qualifier is a “real money” handicapping contest. Players put up a $300 entry fee plus a $150 live money bankroll. Contestants must wager exactly $5 Win/$5 Place/$5 Show ($15 total) on one horse in each of 10 consecutive races at Fair Grounds. The player with the largest bankroll after the final Contest race is the winner. The top three finishers receive automatic berths to the $1.5 million DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, Jan. 25-26, at Treasure Island Las Vegas. If “Beat the Champs” attracts 50 or more entries, every player who finishes ahead of both Beychok and Wagner will receive an equal share of a cash prize pool that could climb as high as $20,000.

Entry form and complete rules for the “Beat the Champs” NHC Qualifier can be accessed at FairGroundsRaceCourse.com/Tournaments.