Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2014-12-20
Wed Nov 26
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
South Buffalo resident Russell Priola is a devoted horseplayer who has been playing in contests for more than a decade. Last weekend, in the wake of his area being hit with seven feet of snow in places, Priola kept calm and won his way into the National Handicapping Championship for the fifth time. In truth, due to the vagaries of lake effect snow, his area in South Buffalo wasn’t terribly affected by the storm.
Tue Nov 25
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
A familiar name became the first qualifier to the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge as 2011 NHC Tour champ Paul Shurman bested all his competition with $96. Shurman originally planned to play in both the BCQualify.com contest and the NHCQualify.com contest on Saturday but the latter sold out before he purchased.
Mon Nov 24
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
[bc_playlist_id:342569:]Matt Bernier and Peter Thomas Fornatale break down Bernier's victory in the Aqueduct Betting Challenge.
Thu Nov 20
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
BCQualify.com will be hosting the first online qualifying event for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Keeneland on Saturday, Nov. 22. Between two and four full $10,000 BCBC seats will be awarded, depending on participation. The 2014 BCBC was the most successful ever, with 287 players and $730,000 in prize money. That growth is expected to continue in 2015. Tickets for Saturday’s qualifying event cost $190 and are limited to two per player.
Wed Nov 19
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Public Handicapper Challenge winner Dan Camaro just won entry to the National Handicapping Championship in an online event, but truth be told, he prefers playing in live contests to virtual ones. “I just like the feel, the energy, the excitement,” he said. “It’s great to see people’s different strategies. I’ve learned so many valuable lessons from other players at live tournaments.” One strategy Camaro has learned from his peers for live-bankroll events is developing a willingness to go all-in.