If you happen to be in the neighborhood, why not drop into Sams Town next Thursday, Dec 3rd for a one-day tournament that will award 5 seats (that cost $1,000 ea.) to the Orleans biggie in January or whenever it is in 2010.
Cost is only $100, you can pick from any of 7 tracks, and make a dozen WP wagers, not sure if its a mythical $2 or $20 ea.
Registration begins at 7AM and it might be busy (I went there yesterday and tried to prepay thinking it was a smart thing to do, noboby would take me money)
In addition to the 5 seats being awarded, all prize money from the $100 fees will be returned to the players....100% of it, no takeout here HANA!
The contest only pays down 5 places, 50%, 25%, 15%, 5%, 5%, so have you're cappin shoes on and enjoy!