LEXINGTON, Ky. (Tuesday, July 7, 2015) – A new National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifier set for Aug. 8 on DerbyWars.com will be open exclusively to new Racetrack Television Network (RTN) online subscribers. The winner will receive a guaranteed berth (including travel and lodging) to the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by RTN and Treasure Island Las Vegas, Jan. 28-30, 2016, at Treasure Island.
Only first-time RTN customers who sign up between today and Aug. 7 will be eligible for the Aug. 8 qualifier.
RTN is the only place one can see every live simulcast from North American and select international tracks via TV, computer or mobile device. Subscribers can watch the actual track simulcast feed, unedited and uninterrupted, as if watching at a track or off-track betting venue. RTN also offers unlimited race replays through a multi-year on-demand archive.
The Racetrack Television Network (RTN) is an 80-channel subscription package that caters to horsemen, bettors and racing fans worldwide by delivering every simulcast from North American and select international tracks to televisions, computers, and mobile devices (including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets). The television package is available via satellite provider DISH Network, while the online and mobile packages are available directly from RTN at www.rtn.tv. RTN offers the largest simulcast menu in the pari-mutuel industry-either commercially or residentially.
In its 17th year, the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship 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 Web sites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals. 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, the NHC is presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas.
About the NTRA
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 horse racing interests and thousands of individual stakeholders consisting of horseplayers, racetrack operators, owners, breeders, trainers and affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity, welfare and integrity of Thoroughbred racing through consensus-based leadership, legislative advocacy, safety and integrity initiatives, fan engagement and corporate partner development. The NTRA owns and manages the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance; NTRA.com; the NTRA Top Thoroughbred and NTRA Top 3-Year-Old weekly media polls; the Eclipse Awards; the National Handicapping Championship; NTRA Advantage, a corporate partner sales and sponsorship program; and HORSE PAC, a federal political action committee. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on NTRA.com, Twitter (@ntra) and Facebook (facebook.com/1NTRA).