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Format: 2015-04-01
Wed Mar 11
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The Gulfstream Park Raise Your Game Handicapping Challenge has been rescheduled for Sept. 19. The original contest, held Feb. 28, was washed away along with most of the Gulfstream Park card that day. All players had their entry fees refunded and will have to buy in or win in separately for the rescheduled event.
Tue Mar 10
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
If Paul Shurman isn’t the single most respected player in the contest world, he’s definitely on the shortlist. He has finished in the top 10 at the National Handicapping Championship three separate times, with his best finish being a third in the 2009 edition. He has also won the NHC Tour – an arduous process that would top the resume of most players. But Shurman’s most impressive achievement of all might be his most recent – he just qualified for the National Handicapping Championship for an incredible 14th consecutive year.
Mon Mar 9
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Four more players won their way into the 2016 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas on NHCQualify.com on Sunday. The overall winner was Joe Jarvie, a 59-year old building engineer and former NCAA basketball official from Renton, Wash. He was the leader at the end of Day 1 of the 2015 National Handicapping Championship and he ended up 38th overall. He ensured himself the opportunity to go one better in 2016.
Fri Mar 6
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The races have been announced for the two contests in the Daily Racing Form tournament universe Sunday. There are separate one-day events on NHCQualify.com and DRFQualify.com. NHC Tour action continues on NHCQualify.com, where players can buy in for $165 and compete for up to five spots for the National Handicapping Championship, to be held in Las Vegas at Treasure Island next January. This year’s NHC offered $2.3 million in prize money, and early indications suggest that that number might increase in 2016.
Thu Mar 5
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
This weekend is the final opportunity to win a $3,500 buy-in to the Santa Anita Handicapping Challenge, to be held March 14-15 at Santa Anita Park. The buy-in for qualifiers on DRFQualify.com costs just $80, and there will be contests Saturday and Sunday.