Last/First Chance NHC Qualifier

Last Chance to Win Entry to the 2024 National Horseplayers Championship

First Chance to Win Entry to the 2025 National Horseplayers Championship

The Hawthorne Contests are no-holds-barred betting to build the biggest bankroll for bonus prizes.  No mandatory races.  Make the bets you want, including multi-race wagers.  Pick from races at several tracks.  It’s a live wager format so you keep what you win with No Entry Fee.

Earn your entry into the richest and most prestigious horse betting tournament in the world: The National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas, where hundreds of the top handicappers will compete for over $4,000,000 in prizes (includes travel voucher and 4-hotel nights).  Already qualified for the NHC?  Play for a $1 MILLION bonus and NHC Tour Points to qualify for cash prizes.


  • Two 1-day contests on February 17th & 18th
  • 4 NHC Entries available (winners can pick either entries for 2024 or 2025)
  • $1,000,000 bonus to whichever player builds the biggest bankroll on either day if that player also wins the 2024 NHC
  • $300 live wager, real money bankroll (keep what you win on your wagers).
  • No entry fee.
  • Open track format with all same-day wagers (including multi-race bets) allowed on races at multiple tracks.
  • On-site contest at (6) betting locations (no online wagering options at this time)


Click Here for Official Rules. Questions?  Email us:  Thanks and good luck!

Event Date(s)

Sat, Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM - Sat, Feb 17 @ 7:00 PM
Sun, Feb 18 @ 11:00 AM - Sun, Feb 18 @ 7:00 PM


Club Hawthorne & PointsBet Sportsbook at Crazy Pour in Villa Park
Club Hawthorne & PointsBet Sportsbook in Crestwood
Club Hawthorne at Black Eyed Susan in Joliet
Club Hawthorne at Pony Up in Oakbrook Terrace
Club Hawthorne at Player's Pub & Grill in Prospect Heights
Club Hawthorne at The Saddle Room in Hoffman Estates