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Saturday, April 18, 2020


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  The 2020 championship will be held Saturday, April 18. 

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.



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

• Player's choice of eight (8) Meadowlands races plus, two (2) designated mandatory races

• $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 
• 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.

 2019 Meadowlands Summer Survival Challenge : Leroy Kelly, Scot Strong & Stan Jocz


Meadowlands November 2019 Qualifier: 


Meadowlands Free December 2019 Qualifier: 


Meadowlands January 2020 Qualifier: 


Meadowlands February 2020 Qualifier: 


Meadowlands March 2020 Qualifier: 


Meadowlands Winter Survival Challenge: 


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