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Format: 2015-08-03
Mon Aug 3
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, Iamagem
It was all about the Benjamins in Sunday's NHCQualify.com contest. In a free contest that attracted a field of nearly 2,000 players, Benjamin Coppola of Manahawkin, Nev., finished up best of all with $157.40, and Benjamin Beychok of Baton Rouge, La., landed the fourth and final qualifying spot with $115.50. Also advancing to the National Handicapping Championship were Caitlin Findlay ($151.90) of Franklin, N.J., and Josh Montes ($116.90 ) of Long Beach, Calif.
Fri Jul 31
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
On Sunday at NHCQualify.com, contest players will have a chance to win their way into the National Handicapping Championship – which will offer at least $2.5 million in prizes – for free. Four spots to the NHC will be awarded out of the tournament. Qualifiers also receive a four-night stay at Treasure Island and up to $400 in airfare reimbursement.
Thu Jul 30
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Go tell it on the Mountain: The Daily Racing Form family of tournaments makes its annual sojourn to West Virginia on Saturday for a series of stakes races at Mountaineer. Also included in the contest, of course, will be races at Saratoga and Del Mar. All in all, stakes races will make up half of the 12-race sequence, with one-third of them graded.
Wed Jul 29
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
It felt good to get back on the horse, so to speak. On Monday, I played in my first contest in quite a while in the Saratoga low-roller. This year, the program has expanded. Saratoga is now running $40 buy-in contests on Sundays and Mondays. Of that $40, $10 funds the prize pool, and the other $30 is a bankroll. That bankroll must be bet as $2 across-the-board bets in five of the Saratoga races.
Mon Jul 27
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Like most horse-racing handicappers, David Wilganowski's interest in betting was sparked by early success. "One of the early trips I made to [Sam Houston Race Park in 1996], I hit an $8,000 superfecta," he told the NTRA last year, "and one week later, I hit a $1,500 trifecta. I was hooked."