National Horse Players Championship In Las Vegas March 10-12

National Horse Players Championship In Las Vegas March 10-12


The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) in conjunction with Caesars Entertainment will host the 24th National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) from March 10-12, 2023 at the newly rebranded Horseshow Las Vegas, formerly known as Bally's at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

“We're excited to bring everyone back together in Las Vegas for all the excitement of the NHC,” said Tom Rooney, NTRA President & CEO. “The Horseshoe Las Vegas feels like it was made for this event, and we're looking forward to the best NHC we've ever had.”

The NHC is the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament of the year for horseplayers. It is the climax of the NHC Tour, a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments with a points race determined by finishes in qualifying events. Finalists earned their trips to Las Vegas with wins or top finishes in contests held throughout 2022 on qualifying tournament websites, and at racetracks and off-track sites in the United States and Canada.

FanDuel Racing and FanDuelTV at NHC

FanDuelTV will be reporting live from the 3-day event in Las Vegas throughout the the National Horseplayers Championship. A prize pool of $3.2 million is up for grabs, and all the races are featured on FanDuel Racing's video streaming service from tracks across the country.

Prizes and Payouts

An estimated field of nearly 760 entries includes 143 first time qualifiers and more than 125 double qualifiers. They provide mythical win-and-place wagers on select races and tracks from across the country. Friday's races were just announced, and Saturday's races for the contest will be provided by the conclusion of Day 1 on Friday.

The top 10% of the players after Friday and Saturday's action will make the cut, and earn a share of the prize money (minimum $10,000) while advancing to Sunday and a chance to make the "Final Table". The winner is honored with an Eclipse Award as outstanding handicapper along with an estimated $750,000 top prize.