Last/First Chance NHC Qualifier

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Last Chance to Win Entry to the 2024 National Horseplayers Championship

First Chance to Win Entry to the 2025 National Horseplayers Championship

The Hawthorne Contests are no-holds-barred betting to build the biggest bankroll for bonus prizes.  No mandatory races.  Make the bets you want, including multi-race wagers.  Pick from races at several tracks.  It’s a live wager format so you keep what you win with No Entry Fee.

Earn your entry into the richest and most prestigious horse betting tournament in the world: The National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas, where hundreds of the top handicappers will compete for over $4,000,000 in prizes (includes travel voucher and 4-hotel nights).  Already qualified for the NHC?  Play for a $1 MILLION bonus and NHC Tour Points to qualify for cash prizes.


  • Two 1-day contests on February 17th & 18th
  • 4 NHC Entries available (winners can pick either entries for 2024 or 2025)
  • $1,000,000 bonus to whichever player builds the biggest bankroll on either day if that player also wins the 2024 NHC
  • $300 live wager, real money bankroll (keep what you win on your wagers).
  • No entry fee.
  • Open track format with all same-day wagers (including multi-race bets) allowed on races at multiple tracks.
  • On-site contest at (8) betting locations (no online wagering options at this time)


Players can still register on-site at any contest location beginning at 10AM and before 5PM.

Click Here for Official Rules. Questions?  Email us:  Thanks and good luck!



Saturday, Feb 17 Sunday, Feb 18
Track Post Time Track Post Time
Tampa Bay 11:00 AM Gulfstream Park 11:10 AM
Gulfstream Park 11:10 AM Tampa Bay 11:15 AM
Aqueduct 11:20 AM Aqueduct 11:20 AM
Laurel Park 11:25 AM Laurel Park 11:25 AM
Fair Grounds 12:00 PM Fair Grounds 12:45 PM
Oaklawn Park 1:00 PM Oaklawn Park 1:00 PM
Sunland Park 1:25 PM Sunland Park 1:25 PM
Santa Anita 2:30 PM Santa Anita 2:30 PM
Golden Gate 2:45 PM Golden Gate 2:45 PM
Turfway Park** 4:55 PM


**Races 1-4, including all multi-race wagers that begin with Race 4

Special Wagers (e.g. Turf P3, Coast-to-Coast, etc.) are also eligible

Event Date(s)

Sat, Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM - Sat, Feb 17 @ 7:00 PM
Sun, Feb 18 @ 11:00 AM - Sun, Feb 18 @ 7:00 PM


Club Hawthorne & Fanatics Sportsbook at Crazy Pour in Villa Park
Club Hawthorne & Fanatics Sportsbook in Crestwood
Club Hawthorne at Black Eyed Susan in Joliet
Club Hawthorne at Pony Up in Oakbrook Terrace
Club Hawthorne at Player's Pub & Grill in Prospect Heights
Club Hawthorne at The Saddle Room in Hoffman Estates
Club Hawthorne at The Turf Room in North Aurora
Club Hawthorne at Salerno's Pizzeria in McHenry