Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2014-07-29
Fri Jul 18
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The theory has long been that live-bankroll handicapping contests have a steep learning curve, and newer players would be better served by starting out playing in mythical-bankroll events. In fact, one grizzled veteran on the contest scene once warned me, “Never encourage new players to play live bankroll because they’ll just be throwing their money away.”
Thu Jul 17
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Contests come in many shapes and sizes, and the start of the Saratoga meeting brings a couple of new opportunities for tournament players online. On Saturday, the Breeders’ Cup Fantasy ’Capping league challenge starts. Here’s how it works: Over the course of 12 Saturdays, you have 14 mandatory races in which to bet a mythical $20. You can bet your $20 to win, place, or show, or spend it in the form of a $10 exacta box.
Wed Jul 16
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
I recently appeared as a guest on Seth Abrams’s racing podcast, “All Day Racing,” available for download on iTunes (make sure you check out the debut episode with Mark Cramer as well). We ran out of time before Seth could ask me one last question, so he submitted it to “Ask Pete” instead.
Mon Jul 14
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
New names and high scores were the order of the day in Saturday’s contest at NHCQualify.com. Four players earned berths to the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas, to be held in January at Treasure Island.
Fri Jul 11
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The Public Handicapper Challenge rolls on. This is the 11th week of the 27-week contest, so there is still plenty of opportunity for movement on the leaderboard as we approach the halfway point.