Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-07-07
Tue Jun 2
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Headlines, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Rule changes have been announced for the 17th National Handicapping Championship, to be held Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 28-30. The first major change is the days of the week just mentioned – the three-day event will now begin on a Thursday and end on Saturday, the theory being that the wide-open nature of Saturday races will lead to more leaderboard movement and excitement on the contest's closing day.
Tue Jun 2
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, Belmont Stakes, American Pharoah
During Belmont Week last year, I wrote a piece about contest legend Steve Wolfson Sr. Wolfson’s claims to fame in the contest world are numerous. In 1991, he created the Thoroughbred Challenge at the Mirage in Las Vegas. He has played on the NHC Tour since its inception and has qualified for the National Handicapping Championship 10 times. He is also the father of 2003 NHC champ Steve Wolfson Jr.
Mon Jun 1
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Eight players won their $10,000 entry fees to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on Sunday on BCQualify.com. The field was topped by Kenneth McMahan. McMahan, whose wife Jeannie King is also an accomplished tournament player, backed just three winners in the 12-race sequence but he made them count: Hammers Terror ($15.20) in Churchill's eighth, Ganesh ($32.80) in Gulfstream's eighth, and Captain Moss ($18.40) in Belmont's ninth.
Fri May 29
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
There's only one contest in the DRF universe on Sunday that you can buy into and it takes place on DRFQualify.com. Up to three seats will be awarded for the Sept. 19 Gulfstream Park contest. Entries to the Gulfstream contest cost $3,000, with $1,000 going to the prize pool and $2,000 acting as a live bankroll for Gulfstream's races that day, as well as on a selection of the best racing from around the country.
Thu May 28
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
There are two great opportunities for contest players on Saturday – a chance to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship on NHCQualify.com and a shot to win a $5,000 buy-in for the Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge on DRFQualify.com. Both contests Saturday will utilize the typical $2 win-place mythical-money format and will use the same sequence of 12 races.