Weekend Handicapping Contest Recap

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Barry Spears

June 28th, 2016

As racing shifts into the summer months, the action and competition will certainly heat up. The handicapping contests this past weekend were absolutely on fire and BetAmerica will be the best place to compete all summer long with great competition and lucrative prizes. A wide variety of contests set the stage for some great handicappers to showcase their skills.

$2,000 Thoroughbred Game

Kicking off the great weekend was the $2,000 Thoroughbred Game which included races from Santa Anita and Belmont Park in a ten race handcuff style sequence. The winner, William Ortega, pulled off a rare feat by sweeping the first two spots in the tournament with some stellar picks. Key winners on both of his entries were maximum contest scoring horse Lucky Town ($74.50), who scored in the finale at Belmont Park and Lord Nelson ($6.20) winning the Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. He was able to hold off the third place finisher by $12.70, collected $1,775 in winnings, and stamp himself as a force to be reckoned with in BetAmerica handicapping contests.

$3,000 Meadowlands Harness Game

As the night rolled on, the focus shifted to the $3,000 Meadowlands Harness Game contested over the last nine races of the Meadowlands card in a handcuff style contest. Winning contestant, Adam Packard, used back to back winners to propel himself up the leaderboard and into the top spot. Adam used 9th race dead heat winner Tom Hill ($25.80) driven by Lucas Wallin and 10th race winner Astor ($12.60) driven by Vincent Ginsburg to give him what ultimately was the winning score holding off his closest competitor by $15.60. He also pocketed a cool $1,650 for his efforts while dominating the rest of the field.

$1,000 Tucson Greyhound Finale Game

Last but certainly not least on Saturday was the $1,000 Tucson Greyhound Finale Game. After 72 glorious years, Tucson Greyhound Park will no longer hold live greyhound racing events. In honor of its long standing history and tradition, BetAmerica paid homage to the great venue and held a final handicapping contest in their honor. It was a full twelve race card handcuff style event, won by Jeff Pope. He amassed a massive final score of $86.00, using ultra fast 4th race winner Killer Harmony ($29.80) and nice priced 8th race winner Cry Dumbo ($16.20) en route to a sweet $400 payday. Greyhound handicapping contests are unique to BetAmerica and are tons of fun. If you have not played in one, you really should as the action is fast, furious, and available every night of the week.

$1,000 Pocono Harness Sunday Game

To cap off a fantastic weekend on BetAmerica, we hosted a $1,00o Pocono Harness Sunday Game which was an eleven race handcuff rules contest. Drew Packard, the winning player, nailed 10th race winner Windsun Stetson ($32.40) and sprinkled in a few second place finishes which was good enough to hold off the runner up by $6.80 earning a nice $750 for his work. In an interesting twist, Drew Packard is the twin brother of Adam Packard, who won the $3,000 Meadowlands Harness Game on Saturday night. After this weekend, Drew and Adam have placed themselves in the elite category of harness contest players on BetAmerica for sure.

With all kinds of excitement day in and day out with BetAmerica's handicapping contests, its really difficult to find another place with such a wide range of contests and cash to be won. Its actually going to get even better ! On July 9th there will be a seat given away to the $200,000 Wynn Challenge to be held on August 5th and 6th in Las Vegas. It will be a guaranteed to go contest limited to 30 entries total and 2 entries per player. With lots of summer handicapping contest action, BetAmerica will be the place to play and win !