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Format: 2015-07-02
Tue May 19
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
There were several interesting storylines in Sunday's BCQualify.com round one contest on Sunday. All in all, 20 more players joined the group of 22 who qualified last week for the round two event to be held on May 31. From there, up to 12 players will win their full $10,000 Breders’ Cup Betting Challenge seats, plus a $500 travel allowance. There will be one final opportunity to advance to the May 31 round 2 tournament next Sunday, May 24.
Sun May 17
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, Preakness, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Gary Johnson won the Preakness Betting Challenge at Santa Anita this weekend with a final bankroll of $21,290, topping a field of 85 players. For his efforts, Johnson won a $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge seat, a National Handicapping Championship seat, and an additional $25,000 in cash. Johnson, who qualified for the contest on DRFQualify.com, was sixth coming into the day. He was able to tread water through the afternoon until he went all-in on a double win bet in Santa Anita's eighth race.
Fri May 15
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Sunday marks the second of three opportunities this month to qualify for the $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on BCQualify.com. The buy-in for Sunday’s contest is $165, and the top 10 percent of finishers will advance to the Round 2 contest May 31. Out of Round 2, up to 12 spots will be awarded. Last year, Bob Traynor won his way into the BCBC on BCQualify.com and walked away with more than $300,000 at the main event. Two-time BCBC winner Patrick McGoey qualified on BCQualify.com as well.
Thu May 14
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
In addition to the live-bankroll contest at Santa Anita, there are two online contests in the Daily Racing Form universe on Saturday.
Wed May 13
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, Kentucky Derby, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The next stop on the National Handicapping Championship Tour is Santa Anita Park. On Saturday and Sunday, the Great Race Place will host its Preakness Challenge, with an expected prize pool worth around $100,000 in cash and seats to the NHC and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.