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Format: 2014-10-24
Thu Oct 23
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
While most eyes in the racing world are already on Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup next weekend, that might mean there’s an opportunity on NHCQualify.com, where there’s another chance to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship on Saturday. Players can buy in for $165, and assuming full participation of 325 players, five spots to the NHC will be awarded. The contest will follow the typical live format common on NHCQualify.com, with players making 12 $2 win-place bets on mandatory races.
Tue Oct 21
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Dear Pete: Are the NHC Tour members also regular bettors or are they just interested in tournament play as opposed to playing at the windows? Mike Adams, @GatetoWire [live link: www.twitter.com/gatetowire] on Twitter Dear Mike:
Fri Oct 17
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
We have a new leader on the National Handicapping Championship Tour. After his fourth-place finish in the Oct. 4 event on NHCQualify.com, William Shurman has just enough points to put a nose in front of previous leader Brett Wiener. It should be a fight to the finish from here on out, with the race for the top spot seemingly down to six foes: 1. WILLIAM SHURMAN, 15,927 2. BRETT WIENER, 15,848 3. ERIC MOOMEY, 15,641 4. JACQUELINE SUKANICK, 15,372 5. BILL WILBUR, 14,799 6. KEN SEEMAN, 14,261
Thu Oct 16
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Saturday marks the official debut of NHCQualify’s new All-In format. As usual, the contest consists of 12 races where players must bet $2 win and place on one horse in every race. The twist here is that all your picks must be in before the first race closes. The All-In format is the simplest, and probably the most pure contest format – nobody can pick a horse because of what price he is because, except in the first race, nobody knows the prices. If you’re just interested in pure paper handicapping and picking winners, these are the contests for you.
Wed Oct 15
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Many contest players prepare for important events as if they were military maneuvers. Edward Enborg, a 25-year-old Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Navy, takes this idea to the next level – he’s a contest player who is actually in the military.