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Format: 2015-08-05
Mon Jul 13
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Arlington Park awarded five seats to major tournaments on Sunday in their no-fee, live-bankroll handicapping contest. Blake Jessee landed on top of the field of 118 players and earned his full $10,000 entry to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge in the process.
Fri Jul 10
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Today's featured handicapper is Amy Brantley, who won her $10,000 seat to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on BCQualify.com last weekend. Brantley is an accomplished contest player who offers her thoughts on Saturday's Cape Henlopen at Delaware Park from the rail out. Take it away, Amy!
Wed Jul 8
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Arlington Park is hosting its annual no-fee, live-bankroll handicapping contest on Sunday, July 12. Four spots to the National Handicapping Championship and one $10,000 seat to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge will be awarded. Arlington's contest is one of the best deals going in the contest world. Arlington's Manager of Communications Brian W. Spencer explained, "We're really excited to run a contest with no entry fee where players will have a chance to wager and compete for five seats to major tournaments."
Tue Jul 7
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Finally, Amy Brantley is going back to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. She finished first overall on Saturday on BCQualify.com to win her $10,000 bankroll for the two-day event, the world's biggest live-bankroll handicapping contest. Brantley has been an active tournament player for eight years and has qualified for the National Handicapping Championship five times. Her first NHC qualification came back in 2009 at Oaklawn. "Once you've been to a tournament, you're hooked," she said, "and I was hooked."
Mon Jul 6
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Regular tournament player Amy Brantley has had a lot of close calls in contests in 2015 -- she's finished in the top 10 percent in NHC qualifying contests six times  -- but she finally hit paydirt on Saturday on BCQualify.com. Brantley topped a field of 120 players and won her way into the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge.