Its time for the spring "Pick the Ponies" horse handicapping tournament at the LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). Pick the Ponies XLIX is held the 2 days prior to the Kentucky Derby so you can see & bet on the "Greatest to Two Minutes in Sports" in Las Vegas !!!
Pick the Ponies was my first handicapping tournament in May 1999 with a fellow handicapper (NYCapper). This May's tournament will be my 22th Pick the Ponies with 5 cashes including a 1st place finish in 2007 and a 2nd in 2001, I consider this the best handicapping tournament for my money. I have entered many other tournaments around Las Vegas / US, but none come close to Pick the Ponies in terms of value and enjoyment.es is a great handicapping tournament series that is held 2 times a year in May (Kentucky Derby Week) and the fall tournament in conjunction with the Breeders Cup.
Pick the Ponies is rated as my “BEST” for a number of reasons:
I have written a number of blog entries describing the details of this tournament and some tips on how I handicap for this tournament, so take a look at some of my older posts.
"Pick the Ponies" has a new and improved format this year. The format is a 2 day event with 12 selections per day. Full Click HERE for Official Rules.
Pick the Ponies XLIXEntry Fee = $ 500 ($450 if before April 21)
Wagering = Win, Place, Show on 12 races / day
Tracks = Designated, TBA
Races = Any Race at designated tracks
Contact = 888-457-3307 (Rosemary or Ray)
Prize Structure (Based upon 200 Entries)
|4th & 5th||$4,500|
|'6th - 10th||$2,000|
|'11th - 20th||$1,000|
|'21th - 30th||$500|
|Daily Bonus Prizes|
If you can't be in Kentucky, why not enjoy the excitement in Las Vegas this May!!!
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