About 50 spots remain to be filled for the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament – the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Jan. 27-29 at Treasure Island Las Vegas – in online and on-track contests over the next six weeks. Most of those expenses-paid berths will be awarded on NHCQualify.com, the official online qualifying site of NHC 18. Many of the contests determine how many NHC packages to award based on the number of entrants so the precise number of spots remaining is not known.

Here are the remaining qualifiers with guaranteed berths still to come on the NHC Tour:

Saturday, Dec. 17 – Los Alamitos Race Course (losalamitos.com)

Saturday, Dec. 17 – NHCQualify.com

Sunday, Dec. 18 – NHCQualify.com

Friday, Dec. 23 – NHCQualify.com

Friday, Dec. 30 – Surfside Race Place (surfsideraceplace.com)

Saturday, Dec. 31 – Surfside Race Place (surfsideraceplace.com)

Saturday, Dec. 31 – NHCQualify.com

Sunday, Jan. 1 – Surfside Race Place (surfsideraceplace.com)

Sunday, Jan. 1 – Monmouth Park (monmouthpark.com)

Saturday, Jan. 7 – Santa Anita Players’ Choice NHC Challenge (santaanita.com)

Saturday, Jan. 7 – NHCQualify.com

Sunday, Jan. 8 – NHCQualify.com

Saturday, Jan. 14 – NHCQualify.com

Sunday, Jan. 15 – Gulfstream First Chance/Last Chance (gulfstreampark.com)

Sunday, Jan. 15 – NHCQualify.com

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Treasure Island Last Chance (treasureisland.com)

In its 18th year, 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 conducted by racetracks, casino race books, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping websites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals. There are no bye-ins to the NHC. Each year, the NHC winner joins other human and equine champions as an honoree at the Eclipse Awards. In addition to the founding title sponsor, Daily Racing Form, the NHC is presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas.

For more information on the NHC Tour and a complete contest schedule, visit NTRA.com/nhc.