Loebs Wins WHHC Qualifier

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Published: February 22, 2022 01:46 pm EST

Sean Loebs, of Cresskill, New Jersey, captured the qualifier for the World Harness Handicapping Championship held Saturday, Feb. 19 at Meadowlands Racetrack.

The $200 qualifier required contestants to place at least 10 $10 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races. 

Loebs cashed in on his first contest wager, a $100 win wager on Manhattan Beach, earning $230 and catapulting to the top of the leaderboard.  He remained in the top three throughout the contest and took first place with his final wager in race 13.  Loebs’ $250 final win wager on post time favourite Hes Gone Badder cashed for $675 giving him a total of $725.  In addition to his contest winnings, he also earned $1,280 and a $1,000 seat into the World Harness Handicapping final.

Stefan Ferrara, a veteran WHHC participant from Mount Vernon, New York, also qualified into the WHHC final with his $535 second place finish.

The World Harness Handicapping Championship is a one-day tournament on September 10, 2022. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,000.  The $1,000 entry fee includes a $400 bankroll, with the remaining $600 going to the prize pool.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10. 

(With files from Meadowlands Racetrack)