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Format: 2015-07-30
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.
Tue Jun 23
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Basil DeVito is a great supporter of tournament play who has been featured before both in the pages of Daily Racing Form and as a guest on the DRF Players’ Podcast. On Saturday, he achieved a first for himself by winning a seat to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. His experience on BCQualify.com illustrates a few valuable lessons about contest play.
Mon Jun 22
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Roger Cettina ran away and hid in Saturday's BCQualify.com contest, netting himself both a $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge seat and his second seat to the National Handicapping Championship. Cettina's total of $182 -- 3.8 times the initial bankroll of $48 -- is exceptionally high for a 12-race, all mandatory online qualifier. "I like those wire-to-wire jobs," said Cettina, referring to his own performance.
Fri Jun 19
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, La Verdad
Last weekend on BCQualify.com, Joe Johnson won a seat to the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge and a seat to the National Handicapping Championship. As a longtime cash player who has added contest play to his repertoire, Johnson is part of a new trend in contest play.
Thu Jun 18
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
It's a busy weekend in the DRF family of tournaments. On the heels of a pair of sell-outs last weekend, players will once again have a chance to compete for seats to both the National Handicapping Championship and the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge in the same contests both Saturday and Sunday.