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Fri May 6
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
This Mother's Day there will be two contests in the Daily Racing universe. Because of the holiday, the sequence will be lean and mean, spanning just over two hours and 15 minutes, and will wrap by 6 p.m., leaving time to take Mom out before or after. The first event takes place on NHCQualify.com, where up to four contestants will win seats to the National Handicapping Championship. Winning packages will also include a $1,000 travel voucher and a four-night stay at the NHC host hotel, Treasure  Island in Las Vegas. Buy-in for the Mother's Day qualifier is $175.
Fri May 6
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Michael Foster, a 44-year-old  nuclear power plant operator from Ypsilanti, Mich., will be heading to the National Handicapping Championship for the first time after winning outright on NHCQualify.com. Foster got his first important win in 2014, netting $6,000 in a credit builder on NHCQ. He's been a racing fan since Canterbury Downs opened back in 1985. "My grandfather took me the first weekend and have loved it since," he said.
Thu May 5
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Dennis Podratz, the patriarch of a family of accomplished tournament players, passed away suddenly this week at the age of 68. Podratz was a contest player himself, competing as recently as two weeks ago in an event at Los Alamitos.
Thu May 5
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
There are two events in the Daily Racing Form contest universe on Derby Day. One features a chance to qualify for Belmont’s big live-bankroll contest, and the other a way to start your journey to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.
Wed May 4
2016
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The Public Handicapper Challenge – where you can qualify to the National Handicapping Championship for free – starts this Friday with the Kentucky Oaks. The PH Challenge is a marathon contest that runs through the Breeders’ Cup.