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Adams Wins Free Seat into WHHC Final

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Russ Adams of Hanover, PA, took first place in Saturday’s   free WHHC Qualifier at the Meadowlands.  Adams won a $1,300 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by on April 18th, 2020.

Adams, the photo finish/timer at Rosecroft, credited his late grandfather for helping him get the win.

“I remember going to the track with him when I was young,” said Adams. “He was watching out for me tonight.”

The contest required players to make a mythical $2 "across the board" wager on one horse in races 1 – 10 at the Meadowlands. Adams finished with $138.90, only $12.30 ahead of the second place finisher.  It was a tight race throughout the night with few favorites hitting the board.

The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is:

·         January 10, 2020 – March 28, 2020: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, January 11: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, February 22 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats

·         Saturday, March 7- $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats

DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night.  Players can qualify for as little as $22.    Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at

The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship Final is set for April 18th, 2020.  The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior.  Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300.  The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10. 

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment ( or 201-842-5015.  For online qualifying on, players may contact

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