Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-01-24
Fri Jan 23
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
For up-to-the-minute coverage of the National Handicapping Championship from the Treasure Island in Las Vegas, go to live.drf.com. In addition to covering every aspect of the NHC, our DRF team will be analyzing races from coast to coast.
Thu Jan 22
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Purse increases have been announced for the 16th annual National Handicapping Championship, being held Friday through Sunday at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. The field will consist of 606 entrants competing for a $2,363,000 purse as well as an Eclipse Award for Horseplayer of the Year. The first-place prize has been increased to $800,000. Last year’s winner, Jose Arias, of Bell Gardens, Calif., took home $750,000.
Tue Jan 20
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
For Eric Moomey, the 2015 National Handicapping Championship is an all-or-nothing proposition. Every one of the more than 500 players at Treasure Island in Las Vegas is playing for a lot of money – first prize nets $750,000 – but for Moomey, the NHC Tour winner, you can add in a $2 million bonus should he top the field this weekend. Asked about his chances, Moomey sounded more like a Calvinist minister than a horseplayer.
Mon Jan 19
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
In 2014, the tournament world lost two of its most accomplished players: Mike Mayo and Ron Rippey. Today, the NTRA announced that Mayo and Rippey will comprise the inaugural class of the National Handicapping Championship Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will occur at the NHC champions dinner Sunday at the conclusion of the three-day NHC finals.
Mon Jan 19
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The National Handicapping Championship, to be held Friday through Sunday at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, is just days away. A record number of entries this year means a record number of first-time players. With that in mind, today we’ll take a look at the unique challenges that first-year NHC players face. Let’s start with booking your trip to Vegas.