Official TwinSpires Championship Results Announced!

Congratulations to James N. of Wheeling, IL who took home $100,000 and earned a chance to compete for a $1-million top prize at the NHC in Las Vegas by winning the first ever TwinSpires Online Handicapping Championship. His top score of $131.70 was just enough to edge a very game Lori H. of Campbell, CA with $123.40. 

Both, along with 48 other TwinSpires players, will be headed to Las Vegas in the New Year to compete for more cash and accolades in the National Handicapping Championship and Horse Player World Series. Congrats to all of our winners and thanks to all of our players for making the TwinSpires Online Handicapping Series a huge success! Online Handicapping Championship
Official Results, Cash & Prize Distribution

$333,000 in Total Cash & Prizes

Final Top 50 Placings with Vegas Seat assignments.

*Denotes Horse Player World Series package awarded due to player already having won a NHC Seat or being ruled ineligible, per NTRA rules, for not having purchased a NHC Tour membership.

PlayerCity/StateWinningsLas Vegas SeatCash Prize
1James N.Wheeling, IL$131.70NHC 1$100,000
2Lori H.Campbell, CA$123.40NHC 2$4,125 + $500
3Michael B.Baton Rouge, LA$121.80NHC 3$2,475 + $500
4Randy B.Pueblo, CO $117.50NHC 4$1,650 + $500
5Milton M. Linthicum, MD$116.50NHC 5$825 + $500
6Edwin S.Mercer Island, WA$113.10NHC 6$495 + $500
7Sergio P.Los Angeles, CA$112.30NHC 7$495 + $500
8John F.Hudson, OH $107.00NHC 8$495 + $500
9Kenneth S.East Amherst, NY$106.40NHC 9$495 + $500
10Phil H.Wichita Falls, TX$102.60HPWS*$495 + $500
11Don A.Bradley, AR$100.00NHC 10$330 + $500
12 Stephen D.Williamsburg, VA$98.90NHC 11$330 + $500
13Richard N.Lexington, KY$98.10HPWS*$330 + $500
14Tom Q.Monterey Park$97.80HPWS*$330 + $500
15Blaise B.Highland Heights, OH$97.70NHC 12$330 + $500
16Rick S.Rolling Prairie, IN$97.00HPWS*$330 + $500
17Tim M.Lavista, NE$96.80HPWS* $330 + $500
18Larry F.Sonoma, CA$96.50NHC 13$330 + $500
19 tieDavid C.Pottstown, PA$96.40NHC 14$330 + $500
19James S.Rensselaer, NY$96.40NHC 15$330 + $500
21Bryan W.New Orleans, LA$93.60HPWS*$165 + $500
22 Timothy H.Chicago, IL$91.20HPWS*$165 + $500
23Matthew W.Fort Collins, CO$91.00HPWS*$165 + $500
24 Garett S.Chicago, IL$89.80NHC 16$165 + $500
25 Cheryl K.Hacienda Heights, CA$89.20HPWS*$165 + $500
26 tieMark R.Pembroke Pines, FL$88.30NHC 17$165 + $500
26 William S.Reistertown, MD$88.30NHC 18$165 + $500
28Howard S.Buffalo Grove, IL$87.10NHC 19$165 + $500
29 Mark S. Mission Viejo, CA$85.70HPWS*$165 + $500
30Thomas S.Cheektowaga, NY$85.60NHC 20$165 + $500
31 John M.Wheeling, WV$85.50HPWS$500
32 George S.Chicago, IL$85.20HPWS$500
33 Robert S.Commerce Township, MI$84.80HPWS$500
34 John H. Newton, MA$84.60HPWS$500
35 Shilo M.Randallstown, MD$84.20HPWS$500
36 Bradley S.Madison, AL$80.10HPWS$500
37 Mark S. Mission Viejo, CA$80.00HPWS$500
38 Anne M. Oceanside, CA$78.60HPWS$500
39Robert Y.Auburn, CA$77.40HPWS$500
40 Joe J. Renton, WA$77.10HPWS$500
41 Chris S.Denham Springs, LA$76.10HPWS$500
42 Richard S.Mechanicsburg, PA$76.00HPWS$500
43 Gerard C.Santa Monica, CA$75.60HPWS$500
44 tieJames P.Foxboro, MA$75.40HPWS$500
44Gregory B.Los Angeles, CA $75.40HPWS$500
46 Wade W.Jackson, MN$75.00HPWS$500
47 David D.Ranco Cucamonga$74.90HPWS$500
48 tieRandy S.West Covina, CA$73.50HPWS$500
48Ronnie O. Spencer, OK$73.50HPWS$500
50 Brian K. Erlanger, KY$72.60HPWS $500


  1. Saturday’s Championship Entry Fee is $1,000.
  2. A maximum of two (2) entries are allowed per player.
  3. The Championship Tournament will be contested over 15 mandatory races on Saturday, Nov. 19
  4. If a tournament race is cancelled or declared no contest, it will not be replaced in the tournament. reserves the right to change the date of the Championship in the event of race cancellations at multiple tracks.
  5. All tournament bets are mythical $2 Win and Place (combination) wagers.
  6. Tournament bets may only be placed on one (1) horse or entry per race.
  7. Scoring is based on actual results and payoffs at the host track.
  8. Payoffs are capped at 25-1 to Win and 12-1 to Place.
  9. After all 15 tournament races are declared official, the player with the highest winnings will be declared the winner.
  10. The top 20 finishers will be awarded a National Handicapping Championship Prize Package, which includes entry to the NHC and hotel accommodations for three (3) nights at Treasure Island Las Vegas. Important notice: all players who finish in the Top 20 MUST have purchased a NTRA Tour Membership prior to Saturday, Nov. 19 in order to be awarded a NHC Prize Package.
  11. In the event a player who has already won a NHC entry finishes in the top 20, s/he will receive a Horse Player World Series Prize Package and his or her NHC Prize Package will be awarded to the next highest eligible player.
  12. Players who finish 21st – 50th will receive a Horse Player World Series Prize Package, which includes both entry to the HPWS and hotel accommodations for four (4) nights at The Orleans.
  13. Tiebreakers: In the event there is a tie between two or more players for any cash prize, the sum of the cash prizes earned among all tied players will be divided equally between the tied players. If there is a tie between two or more players for the final NHC Prize Package or Horse Player World Series Package to be awarded, the following tie breakers will be used, in order, to break the tie: most winners, most top 2 finishers, highest win payoff, 2nd-highest win payoff, 3rd-highest win payoff, most top 3 finishers. If a tie still remains, contestants will, at TwinSpires’ discretion, either receive the prize, share the prize equally, or will be invited to participate in a "playoff". TwinSpires will make the final decision on any disputes or unforeseen circumstances involving ties.


Contest Race
Track and Race #Type/Dist/SurfacePost Time (ET)
1Aqueduct 6Stakes, 1 1/16m, Turf2:48
2Hawthorne 2Claiming, 1 mile, Turf3:11
3Churchill 7Allowance, 1 mile, Turf3:36
4Aqueduct 8G3, 1 1/8 miles, Dirt3:46
5Hollywood 3Maiden, 1 mile, Turf4:31
6Churchill 9G3, 1 1/8 miles, Turf4:37
7Delta 6G3, 1 mile, Dirt4:43
8Churchill 10Maiden Clm, 7F, Dirt5:08
9Delta 7G3, 1 1/16 miles, Dirt5:15
10Hollywood 5Allowance, 6F, Turf5:34
11Delta 8Stakes, 1 mile, Dirt5:45
12 Hollywood 6Maiden, 6 1/2F, Synth6:05
13Hawthorne 8Claiming, 1 1/16m, Turf6:17
14Hawthorne 9Alw-Opt Clm, 6F, Dirt6:48
15Hollywood 8G1, 1 1/2 miles, Turf7:07