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Format: 2014-11-27
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:
Wed Nov 12
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Two contest results over the past couple of weekends deserve a deeper look. During the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, when Take Charge Brandi came in at 61-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, a sharp proponent of the live-bankroll format proudly pointed out that the result might well have skewed the results of a typical mythical-money, fixed-bankroll contest usually used online, but because the BCBC was a real-money, live-bankroll event, it did not disproportionately alter the results.