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Thu May 12
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The NTRA is hosting a free contest this weekend with a chance to win entries into the National Handicapping Championship. The contest, which utilizes the all-in format, where all picks must be in before the first race, takes place on tournaments.drf.com. The top four finishers will win an NHC entry, plus $400 in travel and a complimentary four-night hotel stay at the Treasure Island.
Thu May 12
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Ken McMahan is making a run at the National Handicapping Championship Tour. McMahan, 49, has moved up into second place on the Tour, within spitting distance of current leader Kevin Engelhard. The NHC Tour is a yearlong interconnected series of contests. The winner receives $75,000, plus a chance at a $2 million bonus should that player go on to win the NHC itself. Players receive Tour points for finishing in the top 10 percent of NHC qualifying events.
Wed May 11
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
In many contests, like next weekend’s Preakness Betting Challenge at Santa Anita, the top finishers receive both National Handicapping Championship seats and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seats. In others, like the June 4 Pick Your Prize event at Monmouth Park, the top finishers choose between an NHC seat and BCBC seat.
Tue May 10
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
In his time in the contest world, Dennis Dougherty has proven to be a horse-for-course at Delaware Park. He’s won its monthly contest seven times and owns a second-place finish in one of its bigger tournaments as well. It’s appropriate Dougherty has done so well there – he’s been going to the place since he was a young kid courtesy of his father and uncle.
Mon May 9
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Brian and Judy Wanger have returned to the contest world in 2016 -- and it's like they never left. The pair of champions -- Judy won the 2003 National Handicapping Championship and Bryan won the 2009 National Handicapping Championship Tour -- had been ineliglible the previous two years because of Judy Wagner being a member of the NTRA Board of Directors. This year a rule change has allowed them both to compete once again.