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Date Set for 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and are proud to announce the 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by — offering a $150,000 prize pool — is set for Saturday, November 13th, 2021.

On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool.  The total prize pool is based on 150 entries, with 100% of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls.

With the cancellation of the 2020 WHHC Final due to COVID-19, a number of players made the decision to roll their spot over to 2021 Final.

“We are anticipating being back to normal operating capacities in mid-summer,” said Rachel Ryan, Marketing & Event Operations Director at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  “This will allow us to run some feeder tournaments during our fall meet and host the final in mid-November.  We are anxious to get our onsite contests back up and running.”

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior.  The Meadowlands and reserve the right to host the Final online if Covid protocols do not allow an onsite event.

Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300.  The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10. 

The Meadowland’s 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows:

January 21, 2021 – March 27, 2021: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats

May 1, 2021 – August 7, 2021: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats

Saturday, November 6 - Free Handicapping Contest – 1 seat

DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday starting in January.  Players can qualify for as little as $22.    Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment ( or 201-842-5015.  For online qualifying on, players may contact

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