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Format: 2014-11-23
Thu Nov 20
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
BCQualify.com will be hosting the first online qualifying event for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Keeneland on Saturday, Nov. 22. Between two and four full $10,000 BCBC seats will be awarded, depending on participation. The 2014 BCBC was the most successful ever, with 287 players and $730,000 in prize money. That growth is expected to continue in 2015. Tickets for Saturday’s qualifying event cost $190 and are limited to two per player.
Wed Nov 19
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Public Handicapper Challenge winner Dan Camaro just won entry to the National Handicapping Championship in an online event, but truth be told, he prefers playing in live contests to virtual ones. “I just like the feel, the energy, the excitement,” he said. “It’s great to see people’s different strategies. I’ve learned so many valuable lessons from other players at live tournaments.” One strategy Camaro has learned from his peers for live-bankroll events is developing a willingness to go all-in.
Tue Nov 18
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Paul Hoffman of Schaumburg, Ill., won Saturday’s contest on NHCQualify.com. Hoffman, who already had double-qualified for the National Handicapping Championship, was playing for NHC Tour points only. With this win, he will leap up from 20th place in the standings into the top 10.
Thu Nov 13
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. With that in mind, Daily Racing Form and BCQualify.com have announced four new contests, all of which will take place before the end of the year. The contests will take place Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 7, and Dec. 20.
Thu Nov 13
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
There is contest action from coast to coast this weekend, but the main event in the Daily Racing Form contest universe is happening online Saturday at NHCQualify.com. As many as 325 players will compete for up to five seats in the National Handicapping Championship, which takes place Jan. 23-25 at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Here are the races that will be part of the contest: