The third edition of the ROMP Handicapping League offers weekly prizes of $200, and a $500 bonus to the team with the highest overall bankroll at the end of the eight-week tournament. The finals on March 8 will be contested for $10,000 plus all $10 entry fees collected during the tournament. (Last year’s finals were contested for $16,000.)
The league is offered at the following tracks: Clinton, Flamboro, Hanover, Georgian, Grand River, Hiawatha and The Raceway at Western Fair District.
League teams consisting of two to three members will compete against teams at their home track, and the other six facilities. There is a $10 cost per team, per week, which entitles the team to three free programs from the three-track Standardbred menu (Woodbine harness, Rideau, Meadowlands). All entry fees are added to the $10,000 grand prize offering.
Each team’s weekly cumulative (hypothetical) bankrolls will determine which two teams from each track will advance to the finals on March 8. In addition, the top 10 teams that do not otherwise qualify as the top two from each track will also advance to the final. The winning team in the final will score $5000 and one spot per player in the 2012 TROT Canada National Handicapping Tournament, to play for $25,000.