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Format: 2014-11-24
Wed Nov 5
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Being a racing analyst can be a thankless business – you’re only as good as your last selection. You might have several winners one day but still earn the ire of the public with a tepid performance the next. The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge shows just how good a lot of players who give selections and/or cover horse racing can be.
Mon Nov 3
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Bob Traynor, a 54-year old packaging sales rep from Oceanside, Calif. won over $300,000 in the sixth running of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, a two-day live-bankroll handicapping contest held annually over the two days of the Breeders’ Cup. Players competed for over $700,000 and 15 berths to the National Handicapping Championship.
Sat Nov 1
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, Classic
Chaos reigned at the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge after the controversial ending to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Bayern’s victory gave Robert Traynor the win with a score of $71,000. Traynor reportedly had a $10,000 win bet on Bayern. In addition to the money he won, Traynor takes home $230,000 in prize money for a total haul of more than $300,000 at the BCBC.
Fri Oct 31
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, Breeders' Cup
Ming Meyer, of Parker, Colo., is the Day 1 leader at the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Meyer, who won into the event via BCQualify.com, ended up with $28,397. Her biggest win came in the fourth race, won by Long On Value, where she won about $14,000.
Thu Oct 30
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, Breeders' Cup
Players looking for news and information on the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge need look no further than DRF.com. Coverage will start on Live.drf.com Thurdsay afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern with a 30-minute BCBC “pre-game” show at 2:30. Later on Thursday, the pre-game show, featuring me and Matt Bernier and hosted by Dan Illman, will be available at drf.com/videos#tournaments. A wrap-up of each day's play will also be posted on DRF.com.