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Format: 2014-10-23
Thu Oct 9
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
There’s a great opportunity for multi-tabling in the Daily Racing Form family of tournaments Saturday as both BCQualify.com and NHCQualify.com host contests in which players can win into the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and National Handicapping Championship, respectively, on the same set of races. If you’re doing the work for one contest anyway, why not consider playing in both?
Wed Oct 8
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Nick Cosato is the latest industry professional to find success in a live-bankroll contest at Santa Anita, the Autumn Handicapping Challenge. Cosato turned his initial bankroll of $3,000 into $12,808 over the weekend. In addition to that money, which he keeps, Cosato won a full $10,000 entry to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, an entry to the National Handicapping Challenge, and an additional $7,000 in cash.
Tue Oct 7
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
If you’ve been following my poor performance in my Breeders’ Cup Fantasy Capping league, perhaps you’ll think that the timing of this article is a little self-serving. I have spanned the season of BC preps without a single winner to my name in this contest.
Mon Oct 6
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Four more players qualified for the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas on Sunday on NHCQualify.com, but that might not be the biggest story to come out of the event. The already double-qualified William Shurman ($86), of Danville, Calif., finished in fourth place among 268 entrants, giving him an NHC Tour score that could solidify his place at or near the top of the Tour standings. With the Tour points needing to be audited, we won’t know the specifics until later in the week.
Fri Oct 3
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Sunday, Oct. 5, marks the return to qualifying action on NHCQualify.com. Players can buy-in for $165 and assuming full participation of 325 players, five spots to the National Handicapping Challenge in Las Vegas will be awarded. A fun subplot to follow for the tournament is the NHC Tour leaderboard. With the top six finishers all bunched pretty closely, a big finish from Brett Wiener, Bill Shurman, Eric Moomey, Jacqueline Sukanick, Bill Wilbur, or Ken Seeman could really shake things up. So keep an eye on them.