Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-03-31
Sat Feb 28
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, Easy to Say
With the cancellation of racing at Gulfstream Park after Saturday's fifth race, the Raise Your Game tournament was ruled a no-contest. Players get back any monies remaining of their live bankrolls, and their $1,000 entry fees will be returned. No prizes will be awarded. "Unfortunately, we never even completed half the card, and there were eight minimum races," contest director Ken Kirchner said. "We feel this is the fairest way for us to approach this. We are extremely disappointed with what's happened here with the weather."
Fri Feb 27
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
After a rare dark Saturday in the Daily Racing Form family of online contests, Sunday features a doubleheader. There is a $165 online contest at NHCQualify.com that will award up to five seats to the National Handicapping Championship. There also is a DRFQualify.com contest Sunday.
Thu Feb 26
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The Raise Your Game Handicapping Challenge, presented by Daily Racing Form and Gulfstream Park, is Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where more than 100 players are expected to compete. The contest will take place at Ten Palms, the restaurant on the second floor of the Gulfstream clubhouse.
Tue Feb 24
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Stephen Thompson’s fellow tournament players refer to him as “The Undertaker.” He doesn’t bare much resemblance to the WWE wrestler Mark Callaway, but he is just as respected and feared in the contest room as his namesake is in the locker room. Thompson doesn’t mind his nickname. “I have been an undertaker for 30 years,” he explains, “or as we say today outside the tournament world, a funeral director.”
Mon Feb 23
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Sports fans are well aware of the supposed Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but in the handicapping-contest world, there’s a new urban legend: the DRF Players’ Podcast anti-jinx.