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Format: 2015-05-23
Fri May 15
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Sunday marks the second of three opportunities this month to qualify for the $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on BCQualify.com. The buy-in for Sunday’s contest is $165, and the top 10 percent of finishers will advance to the Round 2 contest May 31. Out of Round 2, up to 12 spots will be awarded. Last year, Bob Traynor won his way into the BCBC on BCQualify.com and walked away with more than $300,000 at the main event. Two-time BCBC winner Patrick McGoey qualified on BCQualify.com as well.
Thu May 14
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
In addition to the live-bankroll contest at Santa Anita, there are two online contests in the Daily Racing Form universe on Saturday.
Wed May 13
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, Kentucky Derby, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The next stop on the National Handicapping Championship Tour is Santa Anita Park. On Saturday and Sunday, the Great Race Place will host its Preakness Challenge, with an expected prize pool worth around $100,000 in cash and seats to the NHC and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.
Tue May 12
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
One of the coolest things about the National Handicapping Championship is that because of its existence, for the first time ever, a horseplayer was acknowledged by the racing industry with an Eclipse Award. If you win the NHC, you join the likes of Paul Mellon, Bobby Frankel, Angel Cordero Jr., Secretariat, and Zenyatta as recipients of racing’s highest award.
Mon May 11
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
John Nichols, the head clocker at Churchill Downs, solidified his status as a major player on the 2015 National Handicapping Championship Tour on Saturday. Nichols won a tournament on NHCQualify.com, securing his second berth in the National Handicapping Championship finals