Surfside Race Place hosts Handicapper of the Year event April 5

Surfside Race Place, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious off-track betting facilities, is also home base to the 2014 Handicapper of the year! José Arias, a frequent patron at Surfside, took hold of the lead from the first day of the three-day contest held in Las Vegas, Nevada the weekend of Jan. 24 – 26. Arias topped a field of 500 to win the $750,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as Handicapper of the Year, at the 15th annual Daily Racing Form (DRF)/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC).

José will be “in the house” on Saturday, April 5, for a special honorary event.

Santa Anita day at Surfside Race Place will also feature the $1 Million Santa Anita Derby, the last major California stakes for 3-year-olds heading to the Kentucky Derby, which takes place Saturday, May 3.

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