NTRA-NHC Contest Workshop to Be Held at Racing Symposium


Edited Press Release

New research findings on contest player habits, case studies on the impact of contests at several racetracks, including Kentucky Downs and Hawthorne Race Course, and a perspective from a longtime contest player highlight the upcoming National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Contest Workshop this coming Monday, Dec. 6. The workshop, which will be held in the Catalina Ballroom – Salon L, will begin at 3:00 p.m. MST, and is part of the 47th annual University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing. Any registered symposium attendee will receive a $500 discount on the purchase of an NHC berth to be awarded at their organization's contest during the 2022 NHC Tour season.

The complete agenda for the workshop is as follows:

  • National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Introduction and Survey Findings – Keith Chamblin, NTRA COO
  • Contests Offer an Opportunity to Draw Eyes to Your Racetrack's Product – Ted Nicholson, Vice President of Racing, Kentucky Downs
  • Caesars Entertainment Affiliation With the NHC – David Snock, Vice President of Western Operations, William Hill
  • Why All Racetracks Should Consider Hosting Contests Steve Byk – Host of “At the Races with Steve Byk”
  • Why Hawthorne Participates in the NHC – John Walsh, Assistant General Manager, Hawthorne Race Course
  • Contests from a Players' Perspective – Hal Wafer, NHC Players' Committee Member and NHC Mentor
  • Increasing Potential Prize Money Through Insured Bonuses – John Unick, International Office of America (IOA)

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