Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge Begins Friday

(April 20, 2015) – The sponsors have stepped up and the handicappers selected for the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge presented by the Bellino Stables, DRF Harness, Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs.  With the handicappers chomping on the bit, the contest finally gets underway with The Meadows Maturity on Friday afternoon, April 24, 2015, followed the next evening with racing action at Yonkers Raceway where the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial series finals will be contested.

This year the sponsors have allowed the handicapping challenge to secure a record $5,250 in prize funds to be divided between the standardbred rescues of the top three handicappers at the conclusion of the contest.   In addition to the presenting sponsors, additional sponsors are Green Acquisition Corporation, Harness Racing Update, Isle of Capri Pompano Park, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Scioto Downs Racino.  HANA thanks all the sponsors for stepping up to support the contest and standardbred rescue.

Handicapper selections will be available on the contest website the morning of each day’s events.   Race fans and horseplayers may find those selections and additional contest information at the contest website .  In addition, fans may follow the contest on social media by searching for the hash tag #hanagc2015.