Over the past weekend, Ron Rippey, a public handicapper for the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger since 1978 and winner of the 2006 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, earned the eighth spot in the USTA’s qualifying series in Friday’s contest involving Buffalo Raceway.
The $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday (April 19).
In addition, free TrackMaster Platinum Past Performances for Maywood Park and Balmoral Park will be available to all contestants approximately 48 hours before each contest at http://www.HorseTourneys.com.
Following is the schedule/results with featured racetracks for the 2014 USTA Free, Online WHHC Qualifying Series:
Thursday (Jan. 30)--Northfield Park--Gerry Tuzzolino (Shoreview, Minn.)
Friday (Jan. 31)--The Meadows--Jeffrey Arnold (Ft. Wayne, Ind.)
Friday (Feb. 7)--Meadowlands--Arthur Nigro (Tuckahoe, N.Y.)
Saturday (Feb. 8)--Yonkers--Rick Arbiter (Kingston, N.Y.)
Thursday (Feb. 13)--Dover Downs--Matt Minger (New Lenox, Ill.)
Saturday (Feb. 15)--Cal Expo--Chris Revington (London, Ontario)
Saturday (Feb. 22)--Pompano Park--Walter Andrasi (Middleburg, Ohio)
Friday (March 7)--Buffalo Raceway--Ron Rippey (Wayne, N.J.)
Friday (March 14) Maywood Park--8:10 p.m.
Saturday (March 15) Balmoral Park--8:10 p.m.