Australian Racing Package Offered in Free Handicapping Tournament

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Daily Racing Form and Sky Racing World have partnered to create The Everest Tournament, a free contest scheduled for Friday night, Oct. 13, consisting of races from The Everest card at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia. The Everest, a sprint, is the world’s richest turf race with a purse of $10 million Australian. The world’s best sprinter Chautauqua and last season’s best two-year-old, She Will Reign, are among the confirmed starters for The Everest.

The winner of the online tournament, which will take place exclusively at DRF Tournaments tournaments.drf.com will receive a free trip to Australia for Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The prize package includes round-trip airfare, VIP tickets, ground transportation and a three-night hotel stay in downtown Sydney for the winner and a guest. The total prize value is more than $6,000. In addition, the top 100 finishers will receive entry into a special invite-only tournament with $500 in prizes.

Players interested in learning more about Australian racing are encouraged to participate in a free online handicapping session scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12. Australian racing pundit Jason Witham will discuss the contest races in detail. Registration for the will be available soon on DRF.com.

“We couldn’t be more excited by this partnership with Sky Racing World,” said John Hartig, DRF’s Chairman and CEO. “The grand prize is a trip of a lifetime, and we are thrilled to showcase the high-quality racing in Australia.”

“The Everest is now the jewel of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival crown and the $10 million prize pool sees it surpass the iconic Melbourne Cup ($6.2million) as the richest Australian horse race,” said Sky Racing World CEO & President David Haslett. “We are excited to partner with DRF and celebrate the inaugural running of The Everest.”

The Tournament is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents 21 years or older.

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Rich Nilsen is a 12-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He recently won a $24,000 package into the 2016 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. A former executive with Brisnet.com, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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