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Format: 2015-04-19
Mon Mar 30
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Seven players won full $10,000 entries to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge on Saturday on BCQualify.com. Don Allen, of Bradley, Ark., was the overall winner with a score of $117. Halfway through the contest, it looked like he was going to finish with a much higher score since he’d backed five of the first six winners, highlighted by cap horse Call Me George in the New Orleans Handicap. Call Me George paid $46.40 to win on the tote board, but for contest-scoring purposes, the win was limited to $42.
Fri Mar 27
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The Santa Anita contest experience has been well documented, so suffice it to say that horseplayers seeking a VIP experience at one of the country’s greatest tracks should strongly consider playing in the May Santa Anita Betting Challenge. The contest costs $4,000, with $3,000 acting as a live bankroll and the other $1,000 going into the prize pool.
Thu Mar 26
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Daily Racing Form is excited to announce a new schedule of qualifying contests for the spring season. The first of these will take place Saturday, with a qualifying contest for the rescheduled Raise Your Game contest at Gulfstream Park, to be held Sept. 19. Buy-in for the qualifier costs $90, and up to four $3,000 seats will be awarded, plus a travel allowance.
Wed Mar 25
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Contest players have an amazing array of skills: Strong handicapping chops and the ability to strategize and make good decisions on the fly are all important in contests. But there’s an overlooked aspect to contest play that can make the difference between winning and losing: You’ve got to hug the machine.
Tue Mar 24
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The question of the day in the contest world: Can anyone catch Jonathon Kinchen on the National Handicapping Championship Tour?