Loebs and Ferrara Qualify for WHHC Final

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sean Loebs, of Cresskill, NJ, captured the February 19th World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place at least ten $10 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races.


Sean Loebs cashed in on his first contest wager, a $100 win wager on Manhattan Beach, earning $230 and catapulting to the top of the leaderboard.  He remained in the top three throughout the contest and took first place with his final wager in race 13.  Loebs’ $250 final win wager on post time favorite Hes Gone Badder cashed for $675 giving him a total of $725.  In addition to his contest winnings, he also earned $1,280 and a $1,000 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Final.


Stefan Ferrara, a veteran WHHC participant, also qualified into the WHHC Final with his $535 second place finish.


The top five contest finishers were:

Contest  Winnings Prize $ First Last City State
$725 $1280 Sean Loebs Cresskill NJ
$535 $704 Stefan Ferrara Mount Vernon NY
$526 $512 Joseph Giaramits    
$351 $384 John Damico Myrtle Beach SC
$216 $320 Russ Slader Nutley NJ


The World Harness Handicapping Championship is a one-day tournament [September 10, 2022]. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,000.  The $1,000 entry fee includes a $400 bankroll, with the remaining $600 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.

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015.