Back again for its third year, the Last Handicapper Standing Stakes Challenge is a popular contest designed to test your handicapping skills. The LHS will have you competing against your fellow handicappers each round to achieve the highest mutuel payout total for WPS over the course of several stakes races.
This contest is all about embracing the challenge of handicapping with the excitement of multiple stakes series. Handicappers new and old have brought out the pens, scratch paper, and programs to figure out which pup will come out on top each qualifying round with the best WPS mutuel payout total.
Throughout the duration of the contest, we’ll be handicapping Palm Beach’s Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes, Southland’s Spring Futurity, Derby Lane’s Gold Trophy Juvenile, Southland’s Razorback Classic, bestbet’s Puppy Stakes, Southland’s Southland Derby, and Derby Lane’s St. Petersburg Derby. Not only will you submit your selection per round on the Greyhound Channel contest site, but you also put your money where your mouth is by placing a $2.00 WPS on your handicapping entry. (Note: the $2.00 WPS bet is required in order for your handicapping entry to count toward the LHS contest. Any entry without an accompanying $2.00 WPS bet for a handicapping selection will not count towards the contest.)
We kicked off the first round of LHS on Wednesday, April 13, which featured the qualifying races of Palm Beach’s Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes round 1 (races 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 15).
Palm Beach – Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes Round 1: Race Number, Winner, WPS Payout
- Race 4: FLYING RUSSIAN ($19.80, $6.00, $3.40) – Early lead on the inside.
- Race 6: JS SWEET REVENGE ($8.20, $4.80, $3.80) – Breaks on the inside, all the way.
- Race 8: JS INSTA GATOR ($25.60, $14.00, $7.80) – Without trouble maintained lead.
- Race 10: SENTINEL ($5.00, $3.20, $2.40) – Late speed to close the front-stretch.
- Race 12: KINDA CRUEL RED ($2.60, $2.20, $2.20) – No trouble down the middle.
- Race 14: BLU TOO ATAREE ($2.80, $2.40, $2.10) – Early speed and lead.
- Race 15: WIKI RAY DONOVAN ($3.00, $2.40. $2.10) – Box to wire.
As always, you can catch race replays absolutely free under our Watch All Races Live section. (Click on Watch All Races Live then click on Race Replays. Select the track, month, day, and race number and you’re in the action, any time!)
Here’s the Last Handicapper Standing leaderboard as of April 14:
Seems like something up your alley? You haven’t even seen our contest prizes:
- 1st Place $500.00
- 2nd Place $250.00
- 3rd Place $150.00
- 4th Place $100.00
- 5th Place $50.00
- Runners-up 6-10 GHC merchandise
Just for playing, every participant will receive 1,000 points for our Greyhound Channel contest site that they can redeem for merchandise! Winners will be based on total overall cash accumulated by the end of the last stakes race listed. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected by a random drawing. Winners will be notified by email or phone and will be required to wager the total amount awarded to them at least once prior to withdrawal.
It’s not too late to play! The next qualifying round of LHS is tomorrow, Saturday, April 16 at Palm Beach’s Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes Round 2. Then on Sunday, April 17 we have another LHS qualifying round at Southland’s Sprint Futurity Round 1! The last qualifying round of LHS will conclude on July 1, with Southland’s Derby Championship. You can check out the official contest race schedule here.
Be sure to submit your LHS selections via the Greyhound Channel contest site’s LHS enter here link. After submitting your LHS picks prior to the qualifying race, don’t forget to wager your $2.00 WPS to confirm your selection either over the phone with a Greyhound Channel wagering agent, or via our online wagering system.
Do you have what it takes? Who will be the Last Handicapper Standing?