Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-03-06
Wed Feb 18
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Roger Cettina is a vice-president at a construction company who has helped build some of the tallest buildings in New York City. He has been a racing fan since the late 1980s, and recently turned his attention more fully to handicapping contests. He wants to win the National Handicapping Championship Tour, a year-long event where he has twice finished in the top 20. “I’m really determined to go for it this year,” he said.
Mon Feb 16
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
You can’t stop Jonathon Kinchen, you can only hope to contain him. Just six days after securing his first National Handicapping Championship qualification for 2016, Kinchen went one better by becoming the first double-qualified NHC Tour member for NHC 17, to be held next January at Treasure Island in Las Vegas.
Fri Feb 13
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
On Sunday, BCQualify.com will be running a one-day qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Keeneland, to be held over the two days of the Breeders’ Cup. It’s the world’s premier live-bankroll betting contest – an event quickly gaining in stature on the National Handicapping Championship in terms of prestige and popularity.
Thu Feb 12
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
There are two events in the Daily Racing Form family of contest sites Saturday. The first takes place on NHCQualify.com, the official online qualifying site of the National Handicapping Championship. Buy-in costs $165, and up to six spots to the NHC will be awarded. Qualifiers also will receive a $500 travel allowance and a four-night stay at Treasure Island in Las Vegas.
Wed Feb 11
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Six months ago, Jonathon Kinchen had barely played in handicapping contests. Since then, he’s become a recognizable figure based on his deep run at NHC 16, where he placed two entries in the top 10 – a feat that many experienced tournament players thought would never happen. NHC rules allow only one entry per person to advance to the final 10, so Kinchen ended up with seventh- and 11th-place finishes.