Hockey Hall of Famer, Blackhawks Legend, NBC Racing Analyst and proven contest player, Eddie Olczyk bested a field of 60 top horse players betting an 80-1 horse in the final mandatory race of the Hawthorne Invitational.
Eddie won nearly $53,000 on an initial bankroll of $2500 that included $250 wagers on four mandatory races and three optional races and a minimum $750 wager on the final contest race. In addition to his bankroll, Eddie won a $10,000 cash prize, his pick of entry to either the Breeders Cup Betting Challenge or Pegasus Betting Challenge and a berth in the 2024 National Horseplayers Championship with a $1,000,000 bonus if he wins the NHC.
Players included 7 National Horseplayer Champions, 8 Hall of Fame players, 3 NHC Tour winners, 2 Breeders Cup Betting Challenge winners, plus winner and top finishers of nearly every major cash contest in the country. Click here for the full list of players.
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