Ortiz, Alempijevic, Fossli and Barre Qualify for WHHC Final

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Jaime Ortiz, of Staten Island, NY, captured the January 22nd World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Ortiz cashed in big on his first contest wager, a $100 win wager on Dina Bolt N, earning $580 and catapulting to the top of the leaderboard.  He cashed in on four more of his wagers solidifying his win, finishing with $748 and earning a $1,000 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Final.

William Alempijevic, a veteran WHHC participant, Karen Fossli, of Yorktown, NY, and Joe Barre of Waretown, NJ, also qualified into the WHHC Final with their second, third and fourth place finishes.

The $400 Qualifier required contestants to place at least ten $20 minimum win, place, and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races.

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.

The next onsite WHHC Qualifier is Saturday, February 19.  Contest details can be found at https://playmeadowlands.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-February-WHHC-qualifier.pdf