Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-07-07
Tue Jun 9
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Lost in the excitement of last week was the announcement of rule changes for the 2016 National Handicapping Championship, which the NTRA estimates will have a total prize pool of $2.5 million. Let’s review the new rules.
Mon Jun 8
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, Belmont Stakes, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, American Pharoah
We were there in Section U, row H, seats 10 and 11. The grandstand was shaking like Shea Stadium during the 1986 World Series. My wife, Susan Van Metre, and I were jumping up and down, arm in arm. There was a lot of shouting. I stood on my chair to take the standing ovation to the next level. Finally, we were on the right side of history.
Fri Jun 5
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
There is a great opportunity to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship next weekend at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. There aren’t many chances to qualify for the NHC in a money-added tournament with no entry fee, but this is one of them. The track is hosting a two-day, $500 live-bankroll event that will award two seats to the NHC, plus cash prizes. Up to two entries per player are allowed. Naturally, players must be members of the NHC Tour to be eligible for the seats.
Thu Jun 4
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, American Pharoah
Races like the Belmont Stakes, with an odds-on favorite and a couple of other equally obvious alternatives, can be tricky for contest play and often are avoided by contest directors looking for more wide-open mandatory races to choose. But with the eyes of the racing world on Belmont Park this Saturday, I wanted to survey a handful of contest players about their thoughts on the race and our chances of seeing history. John Doyle, 2011 NHC champion
Thu Jun 4
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Headlines, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced a partnership Thursday with the Latin American Racing Channel to hold National Handicapping Championship qualifiers in Central and South America beginning this year. The deal gives the LARC exclusive rights to award NHC berths throughout Latin America and was announced by NTRA president and chief executive Alex Waldrop during his opening address at the Pan American Conference in New York City.