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Format: 2015-08-31
Thu Aug 6
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
One of the most popular formats in the DRF universe of contests returns Saturday and continues over the following three Saturdays – the two-stage Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge qualifying tournament. This Saturday, on Aug. 15, and on Aug. 22, players will compete in Round 1 events where they will try to finish in the top 10 percent. Those players will advance to Round 2 on Travers Day, Aug. 29, when approximately 10 percent of that group will receive their full $10,000 buy-ins to the BCBC, along with a travel allowance.
Tue Aug 4
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Earlier this year at the Horse Player World Series in Las Vegas, McKay Smith caught a bad beat in the last race. He seemed poised to finish second to Jim Meeks before a 60-1 shot won at Fair Grounds, enabling Paul Shurman to pass him and costing Smith $50,000. This past weekend at the Wynn, the roles were reversed.
Mon Aug 3
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, Iamagem
It was all about the Benjamins in Sunday's NHCQualify.com contest. In a free contest that attracted a field of nearly 2,000 players, Benjamin Coppola of Manahawkin, Nev., finished up best of all with $157.40, and Benjamin Beychok of Baton Rouge, La., landed the fourth and final qualifying spot with $115.50. Also advancing to the National Handicapping Championship were Caitlin Findlay ($151.90) of Franklin, N.J., and Josh Montes ($116.90 ) of Long Beach, Calif.
Fri Jul 31
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
On Sunday at NHCQualify.com, contest players will have a chance to win their way into the National Handicapping Championship – which will offer at least $2.5 million in prizes – for free. Four spots to the NHC will be awarded out of the tournament. Qualifiers also receive a four-night stay at Treasure Island and up to $400 in airfare reimbursement.
Thu Jul 30
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Go tell it on the Mountain: The Daily Racing Form family of tournaments makes its annual sojourn to West Virginia on Saturday for a series of stakes races at Mountaineer. Also included in the contest, of course, will be races at Saratoga and Del Mar. All in all, stakes races will make up half of the 12-race sequence, with one-third of them graded.