East Rutherford, NJ--James Sidor of Bloomfield, New Jersey, captured the March 7th  World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. 

Sidor started out strong cashing for $235 in the Meadowlands’ first race with a $50 win wager on #3 Sports Vision.  He solidified his lead with a $440 score in race 5 with $40 to win on #2 Vettel N.  Sidor finished the contest with $674, $168 more than his closest competitor.  With this win he is qualified for the 2020 WHHC Final at the Meadowlands on April 18th.

Joe Barre of Waretown, NJ, also qualified for the April 18th Final with his second place finish in Saturday’s contest with $506.  His largest score was for $482 in race twelve with $10 to win on long-shot Barefoot Bluejeans.  

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The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place a minimum of  ten $10 win, wagers on Meadowlands races. 

The top ten finishers from this qualifier were:

First

Last

Bankroll

Prize $

James

Sidor

$674

$945 + WHHC Seat

Joe

Barre

$506

$675 + WHHC Seat

Ira

Sobel

$399

$540

Mike

Petrucelli

$252

$270

Justin

Sobel

$219

$135

Guy

Gerber

$176

$27

E.

Howland

$126

$27

Alan

Hirschberg

$118

$27

H.

Frenkel

$112

$27

Michael

Kanter

$79

$27

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 18, 2020], 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 $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. 

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 DerbyWars.com.

Buffalo Raceway’s qualifier with one spot into the Final will be held on Saturday, March 21st.