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Format: 2014-12-21
Mon Nov 10
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
After a one-week hiatus for the Breeders’ Cup, qualifying action returned to NHCQualify.com on Saturday. A full field of 325 players competed for five seats at the National Handicapping Championship, to be held at Treasure Island in Las Vegas from Jan. 23-25. The winner was Tom O’Connor, of Mableton, Ga., who finished with $149.20, 3.1 times the starting bankroll of $48.
Thu Nov 6
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
A few additional notes from the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge: As a follow-up to a piece a few weeks back about how much contest players bet, here are some handle numbers from the BCBC that illustrate why racetracks are so excited about hosting live-bankroll betting contests.
Wed Nov 5
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Being a racing analyst can be a thankless business – you’re only as good as your last selection. You might have several winners one day but still earn the ire of the public with a tepid performance the next. The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge shows just how good a lot of players who give selections and/or cover horse racing can be.
Mon Nov 3
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Bob Traynor, a 54-year old packaging sales rep from Oceanside, Calif. won over $300,000 in the sixth running of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, a two-day live-bankroll handicapping contest held annually over the two days of the Breeders’ Cup. Players competed for over $700,000 and 15 berths to the National Handicapping Championship.
Sat Nov 1
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, Classic
Chaos reigned at the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge after the controversial ending to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Bayern’s victory gave Robert Traynor the win with a score of $71,000. Traynor reportedly had a $10,000 win bet on Bayern. In addition to the money he won, Traynor takes home $230,000 in prize money for a total haul of more than $300,000 at the BCBC.