Caesars Entertainment, Horseshoe Las Vegas, and RTN Return as Presenting Sponsors 

March 2, 2023

For NTRA National Horseplayers Championship

NTRA Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced the official partners and sponsors for the 24th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), presented by Caesars Entertainment, Horseshoe Las Vegas, and Racetrack Television Network (RTN), to be held March 10-12, 2023.

The NHC, the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping contest, features more than 600 top horseplayers competing for an estimated $3.2 million in cash prizes and more than $1 million in travel awards. The winner will be awarded a $750,000 (est.) grand prize and will be named the 2023 Horseplayer of the Year which will be honored at the 2024 Eclipse Awards. The complete field and total prize breakdown will be finalized following the Last Chance/First Chance Contest on the eve of the NHC.

In addition to its three presenting sponsors ― Caesars Entertainment, Horseshoe Las Vegas and RTN ― the NHC is supported by official partners Daily Racing Form, EquinEdge, Four Roses Bourbon and Race Lens. 

Outlets that held qualifiers to the 2023 NHC included At the Races with Steve Byk, Bally’s Las Vegas, Breeders’ Cup, Canterbury Park, Colonial Downs, Del Mar, FanDuel TV, FTHA, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Hialeah,, Horseshoe Indianapolis, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Laurel Park, Little Red Feather, Lone Star Park, Los Alamitos, Meadowlands, Monmouth Park, NTRA, Race Lens, Sam Houston Race Park, Santa Anita Park, Saratoga Bets, Sport of Kings, Tampa Bay Downs, Treasure Island, The Big One, and Xpressbet.  

“Our partners and sponsors help make the NHC such a worthwhile, successful, and valuable event,” said Tom Rooney, President and CEO of the NTRA. “With their engagement, along with all the tracks that host qualifiers year-round, horseplayers are able to fully capitalize on the excitement of the sport and play in highly competitive contests, that lead to the NHC. We thank them for their ongoing support.”

The NHC is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers and is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments. NHC players qualified via contests hosted by 34 racetracks, casino race books, handicapping contest websites, Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platforms, simulcast distribution networks, horse owner associations, media outlets, and other Thoroughbred racing organizations.

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