Ellis Park live-money tourney Aug. 20 to produce 4 NHC qualifiers

Ellis Park is back in the handicapping tournament business. The Bluegrass Tournament at Ellis Park, presented by AmWager, will be Sunday, Aug. 20. Spread the word and secure your spot now! Please read the complete rules. Some of the basic information is listed below that link.

Complete Bluegrass Tournament Official Rules

What: Bluegrass Tournament – live-money handicapping tournament which will produce four qualifiers for the National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas next February.

When: Sunday, Aug. 20

Where: Ellis Park’s second floor Gardenia Room. Registration 10-11:50 a.m. Central. Pre-registration highly recommended

Entry fee: $500 ($200 for prize money and each player’s $300 bankroll). Tournament will be capped at 150 entries, with a maximum of two per person.

Format: Win, place, exacta and doubles on all live races at Ellis Park, with optional races to be announced. Must wager at least $20 on 10 available races. Ellis Park Juvenile and Ellis Park Debutante will be mandatory races.

First post: 12:50 p.m. Central

Important: Existing NHC membership is required to qualify for one of the four entries into the 2018 NHC tournament in Las Vegas. Visit www.ntra.com/nhc for membership information.

Prizes: Entry in the 2018 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas complete with airfare (capped at $500 roundtrip) and hotel accommodations to the top four finishers.

Pre-registration: Participants may pre-register online by visiting www.amwager.com/bluegrasstournament. Once the online registration form has been completed, you must secure your tournament slot by submitting the total entry payment of $500 to Ellis Park by credit card or check. To pay your entry fee by credit card, contact Amanda Phipps, Director of Group Sales at Ellis Park, by phone at (812) 435-8905, Wednesday-Sunday (offices closed Monday and Tuesday). To pay your entry fee by check, please mail a check in the amount of $500, payable to Ellis Park, to the address below. Please ensure your entry fee is postmarked by August 04, 2017. Mail checks to Ellis Park; Attn: Amanda Phipps, 3300 US Hwy 41 N. Henderson, KY 42420..

Cash and credit card registrations will be accepted the day of the tournament, August 20, 2017 beginning at 10AM CT and ending at 11:50 AM CT. Contestants registering the day of the contest are strongly encouraged to arrive early.