NHC Qualifier coming in August

For the first time in the 14-year history of the track, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will participate in the path to the $2.5 million National Handicapping Championships (NHC) set for January 27 through 29, 2017 at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Three seats in the final will be up for grabs for players competing in the Indiana Grand qualifying round, set for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

The NHC qualifier at Indiana Grand will begin at approximately 4 PM EST Saturday, Aug. 20 and will include races from Saratoga and Del Mar. In addition five mandatory races from Indiana Grand’s live racing program, which begins at 6:05 PM EST, will be included in the 12 races for the contest. The contest will conclude at approximately 9:30 PM and the top three official finishers in the contest will advance to the NHC final in January 2017 in Las Vegas.

The NHC qualifier will be limited to the first 125 entries. Players may purchase up to two entries. The entry fee for the contest is $175 and includes Daily Racing Forms for both afternoon and evening racing programs Saturday, Aug. 20 as well as an Indiana Grand live racing program, dinner buffet, light beverages, and a t-shirt. Players may begin submitting entries into the contest Tuesday, June 21.

All players participating in the NHC qualifier will be required to be at least 21 years of age and be a member of Club Centaur Rewards, Indiana Grand’s Club. Membership into the club is free and is available the day of the contest. Also, NHC Tour Points will apply for those participating in the qualifier at Indiana Grand.

The wagering format for the NHC qualifier at Indiana Grand will be a $48 mythical bankroll with $2 Win and $2 Place wagers made on 12 races. Players may choose seven races from Saratoga and Del Mar that fit into the time frame of the contest with the remaining five races selected as mandatory from Indiana Grand. More information about the NHC qualifier is available on Indiana Grand’s Website under the racing tab at www.indianagrand.com.