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Saturday, April 13, 2019



  The 2019 championship will be held Saturday, April 13. 

The  World Harness Handicapping Championship Presented by DerbyWars.com is the only tournament for harness players to feature a guaranteed prize pool.  Players may earn their way into the championship through participation in a qualifying tournament at a WHHC Presented by DerbyWars.com partner outlet. Info on DerbyWars Qualifiers can be found here.


W HHC FINAL FORMAT   - click here for brochure   

• $1,300 Total Fee ($1,000 entry fee + $300 bankroll) 

• Player's choice of eight (8) Meadowlands races plus, two (2) designated mandatory races - Buffalo Race 6 and Meadowlands Race 9

• $30 minimum bet per race; $100 maximum bet

• Win, Place, Show and or  any combination of WPS wagers only

 • One (1) horse per race.
• Contestants keep all pari-mutuel winnings.
• Three (3) entries per person.


WHHC Presented by DERBYWARS.COM PRIZE STRUCTURE (based on 150 entries)  

$150,000 estimated Prize Pool with $40,000 Guaranteed Grand Prize
• Payouts to the Top 10, plus players keep their bankroll

• All entry fees will be returned as prize money.
• Order of finish is based on highest accumulated pari-mutuel earnings


Hotel Information  

Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights

283 Route 17 South

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 




Horseplayers that would like to see a qualifying tournament in their area are urged to contact the marketing department of their local racetrack or wagering outlet.

 2018 Meadowlands Summer Survival Challenge : Jeffrey Feinman, Jim Latson, Tony Izzo Sr  


Meadowlands November 2018 Qualifier: Tim McKenna, Tim Platt  


Meadowlands Free December 2018 Qualifier: Thomas Sokol  


Meadowlands November 2018 Qualifier: Tim McKenna, Tim Platt  


TVG January Qualifier: Lawrence Milbrand, Richard Francis  


Meadowlands January 2019 Qualifier: Stephanie Davis, Tim Platt, George Wagner, James Michael  


TVG February Qualifier: Thomas Sweeney & Thomas Amato   


Hawthorne February Qualifier: Steve Ginder, Stan Werner & Loretta Yablon  


Meadowlands February 2019 Qualifier: Nick Montemurro & Gary Scogna  


TVG March Qualifier: Scott Adams, Peter Dominic, Louis Ferolito, Richard Shamas  


Vernon & Tioga Downs Qualifiers: Kim Wahila, Tim McKenna, John Panetta, Debra Marrotte  


Buffalo Raceway Qualifier: Robert Konecki   

Meadowlands March Qualifier: Dan Hopkins, Lee Stuckey


Rosecroft Raceway: Todd Cross, Andrew Behmke  


2019 Meadowlands Winter Survival Challenge: Darryl Kaplan, Jasper Russo, Patrick O’Malley  


DerbyWars.com Qualifiers: John Martin (2), Michael Alfano, Rocco DiBello (2), Michael Fitzgerald (2), Thomas Catapano, Ann Schiro (2), Matt Minger (2), Steve Arrison (2), Danielle Galambos, Mark Kunen, Bob Bandzwolek, Ryne Olsen, Whitney Nassimos, Brian Graziano, Keith Chisholm, Stan Koper(3), Nicholas Montemurro (3), Elliot Gregory,  Joseph Pizzica, Delroy Kern (2), Derick Giwner, John Murphy (2), Thomas Cameron, Brady Kosic, Travis Foelsch (2), Dan Jenkins, Russell Slader, Ray Sweeney, SK Harris  




Harness Handicapping Champions  

2019: Russell Slader

2018: Jim Videtic

 2017: Harold "Sonny" Winslow

2016: Stanley Koper

2015: William Meisel

2014: Robert McMasters

2013: Jeff Klahr

2011: Wai Kwong Chen

2010: Joseph Fierro

2009: Michael Rip

2008: David Palmer

2007: Jim Famularo

2006: Scott Alberg

2005: Jim Lang