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Format: 2014-09-22
Wed Aug 13
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Judy Wagner is making history – again. In 2001, Wagner became the first woman to win the National Handicapping Championship. Last week, it was announced that Wagner will become the first horseplayer to be appointed to a broad-based Thoroughbred racing organization when she joined the board of directors at the NTRA.
Mon Aug 11
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Players from north of the border were well represented at the top of the NHCQualify.com leaderboard in Sunday’s contest. Terry Wraight from Oakville, Ontario, and Steve Nemetz of Vancouver, British Columbia, hit an all-Canada exacta – er, exactor – atop the standings. Both earn seats to the National Handicapping Championship to be held at the Treasure Island in Las Vegas from Jan. 23-25. Joining them in Vegas will be third-place finisher Andy Muhlada of Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Fri Aug 8
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
The Breeders’ Cup today announced a major change to the format of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, the premier live-bankroll handicapping contest. For the first time, the Breeders’ Cup will allow participants to play from satellite locations located at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y.
Fri Aug 8
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, Royal Seven
Bradley Graham, a real estate broker from Raleigh, N.C., won the annual Battle of Saratoga handicapping contest. Graham takes home $110,000 in prize money and earns seats to both the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and the National Handicapping Championship. Graham – a two-time NHC qualifier – already had qualified for a third time back in March on NHCQualify.com, so now he’ll have two shots to win his share of $2 million at the NHC. The contest attracted a record field of 274 players and paid down to 30th place.
Thu Aug 7
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
The results have been audited for the first half of the NHC Tour and are now official. The top five finishers -- Ken Seeman, Bill Wilbur, Jacqueline Sukanick, William Shurman, and Eric Moomey -- receive $10,000 each. Players receive points for tournaments awarding NHC seats. The top four scores, one of which must be from a live venue event, count for the overall first-half standings. For the full year standings, six scores are counted.