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Format: 2015-07-30
Mon Jun 29
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Phil Bongiovanni, 42, has won the two-day Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge. In addition to his $12,961.40 bankroll, Bongiovanni gets $25,000 in cash plus seats to both the National Handicapping Championship and the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge for a total haul worth more than $50,000. Bongiovanni, who lives in Yorba Linda, Calif., is the co-owner of Gulliver Racing, who ran Motown Men in yesterday's Santa Anita Gold Cup. "I wanted to play in the contest because it was closing weekend and I thought it would fun," Bongiovanni said.
Sat Jun 27
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Headlines, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Day 1 of the Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge is complete. It makes sense that this series of tournaments has a number of regular players. After all, many of the best tournament players live in Southern California. But it's a testament to how great these contests are that there are a number of regular players who live in faraway places. For example, Day 1 leader Ray Arsenault sits in the lead with $11,094.
Fri Jun 26
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The National Handicapping Championship Tour returns to NHCQualify.com on Sunday. Up to three seats to the NHC, the world's richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament, will be awarded. Winners also will receive travel packages consisting of a $500 voucher and a four-night stay at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, where the NHC will be held in January.
Thu Jun 25
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
In addition to the contest at Santa Anita this weekend, there is a pair of online contests in the DRF family of tournament sites Saturday. Entries are available for purchase now.
Wed Jun 24
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Santa Anita Park hosts the Gold Cup Betting Challenge this weekend, a two-day, live-bankroll handicapping contest with a $5,000 bankroll. A prize pool of around $100,000 in cash and seats to the National Handicapping Championship and Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge is expected. This is Santa Anita's third live-bankroll contest this year. The first two were won by Steven Wells and Gary Johnson, both of whom qualified on DRFQualify.com.