$100,000 Grand Circuit Challenge Begins August 6th
The 2016 Grand Circuit Challenge is a contest that offers a $100,000 grand prize to any contestant who can successfully pick the winner in each of the contest’s 18 races, as well as consolation prizes and weekly prizes. If no player selects all correct winners a $5,000 first prize will be awarded to the player with the most correct picks, and a VIP Race Experience will be awarded as a second prize.
The contest, which involves 10 different racetracks, will begin on Aug. 6, with the Hambletonian, Hambletonian Oaks and U.S. Pacing Championship from the Meadowlands and concludes at that same track with a Breeders Crown race on Oct. 29.
For each of the 18 races, contestants will be provided with past performances courtesy of TrackMaster at no charge. In addition, Derick Giwner from Daily Racing Form will provide his expert handicapping analysis on each race prior to every contest and players from the Horseplayers Association of North America will also provide tips and handicapping.
Contestants can sign up for the contest on the Harness Racing Fan Zone website by clicking here. To view the 2016 Grand Circuit Challenge video, click here. Following is the schedule for the $100,000 Grand Circuit Challenge:
Aug. 6 - Hambletonian at the Meadowlands
Aug. 6 - Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands
Aug. 6 - U.S. Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands
Aug. 12 - Dan Patch at Hoosier Park
Aug. 20 - Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono
Aug. 26 - Muscle Hill at Vernon Downs
Sept. 3 - Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway
Sept. 3 - Messenger at Yonkers Raceway
Sept. 10 - Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs
Sept. 17 - Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack
Sept. 21 - Jugette at the Delaware County Fairgrounds
Sept. 22 - Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fairgrounds
Sept. 30 - Dayton Pacing Derby at Dayton Raceway
Oct. 9 - Tattersalls at Red Mile
Oct. 9 - Kentucky Futurity at Red Mile
Oct. 15 - International Trot at Yonkers Raceway
Oct. 28 - Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands
Oct. 29 - Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands