Global Symposium NHC Challenge Early Registration Extended! Bonus Offers Announced!

Oct. 17, 2023
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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) are excited to announce the Global Symposium NHC Challenge, a free-to-play online handicapping contest exclusive for early registrants of the 2023 Global Symposium on Racing.

Attendees registered for the 2023 Global Symposium on Racing by this Monday, October 23, will receive the opportunity to compete in a free online contest to be held on on Saturday, October 28, with the winner being awarded a complimentary entry ($500 value) in the NHC Last Chance/First Chance Contest to be held on Thursday, March 14 in Las Vegas. Complete details on the free-to-play online contest will be emailed prior to the October 28 contest.

In addition to the complimentary entry to the NHC Last Chance/First Chance Contest, the winner will receive a $500 travel stipend and a two-night hotel stay at The Horseshoe Las Vegas, home of the NHC and in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Top finishers of the Last Chance/First Last Chance Contest will receive a berth to the 2024 NHC to play for an estimated $750,000 Grand Prize. The 2024 NHC Champion will also be awarded an Eclipse Award as the 2024 Horseplayer of the Year. 

$100,000 & $1,000,000 Bonus Offers Announced!
Along with the airfare, hotel, and free entry into the NHC Last Chance/First Chance Contest next March 14, 2024, the winner of the Global Symposium Challenge will be eligible for a lucrative bonus courtesy of IOA Insurance. Should the winner of the Global Symposium NHC Challenge win the Last Chance First Chance contest on March 14, 2024, they will earn a $100,000 cash bonus. If the winner goes on to win the 2024 National Horseplayers Championship, they will earn a $1,000,000 bonus (40 year annuity).

Only those Global Symposium attendees registered by October 23 will be eligible to participate in the exclusive Global Symposium NHC Challenge online contest. If you are not yet registered for this year’s Global Symposium on Racing, please visit