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Format: 2015-07-29
Tue Jul 21
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Registration is now officially open for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. This will be the seventh edition of the live-bankroll event. The buy-in costs $10,000, with $2,500 going to the entry pool and the remaining $7,500 acting as a live bankroll for races held at the host track over the two days of the Breeders' Cup.
Mon Jul 20
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
It was a big week for 61-year old contest player Michael Marlaire. Early in the week, he was named to the NTRA's NHC Tour All-Star team on the strength of his four top 10 Tour finishes in the first half of 2015. On Sunday, he went one better, earning his fifth top 10 finish by winning outright on  NHCQualify.com.
Fri Jul 17
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Blake Jessee is an up-and-comer in the tournament world. Last weekend, he won the Arlington Park live-bankroll contest and the $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge seat that went with it. Jessee is a specialist when it comes to tournament play – he loves live-bankroll because of the ability to choose where and how to best leverage his strongest opinions.
Thu Jul 16
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
After a one-week hiatus, contest action returns to the DRF family of tournament sites with four contests this weekend.
Wed Jul 15
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Like superheroes, every horse player has his or her own origin story. Blake Jessee is a young man of 33, but his horseplayer "creation myth" has a decidedly old-school ring to it. "I was 12 years old when my mother and father got divorced and I was spending the summer with my father," he said, "and on our last day together he told me, 'We're going somewhere.' It was River Downs in Cincinnati. I grew up in Indiana and we didn't have any racetracks in Indiana at the time."