Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Tue Jun 24
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Dear Pete: Why is it that you seem OK with multiple entries/team tactics in the mythical $2 win-place format like the NHC but you’re opposed to them in live-bankroll formats like the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge? - Confused Dear Confused:
Mon Jun 23
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Eric Moomey won last weekend’s Belmont Park Challenge, beating 276 other entrants and earning a berth in the National Handicapping Championship, to be held January 2015 in Las Vegas. Moomey, a 41-year-old lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, took home $42,500 for his efforts. A renowned multi-tasker, he also won $2,000 in an online contest he was playing simultaneously.
Fri Jun 20
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
On Saturday, DRFBets.com offers a new way to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship in a two-stage format. Here’s how it works: There is a $25 registration fee. In round 1, players must make 10 $15 real-money win bets on any races they choose at designated tracks. Saturday’s tracks are Belmont, Monmouth, Woodbine, and Santa Anita.
Thu Jun 19
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
What had been rumored for the last couple of months is now a fact: The purse of the 16th Daily Racing Form /National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship has been raised to a record $2 million. That represents an increase of about 25 percent over the 2014 NHC purse, which was $1,590,000.
Wed Jun 18
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Frank Polk played in his first handicapping tournament about 10 years ago in Las Vegas. After the contest, one of the tellers asked him how he did. “I told him I did well. I was proud of coming in 35th. He asked me, ‘What does that pay?’ I told him it didn’t pay anything. Then he asked me, ‘Well, what does last pay?’”