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Format: 2014-10-25
Wed Sep 10
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
The 18th annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament returns to Canterbury Park this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Canterbury also is offering a special one-day contest Friday with two National Handicapping Championship seats on the line and a $500 entry fee, $400 of which is a live bankroll.
Tue Sep 9
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Entries open Tuesday for two new free contests on NHCQualify.com. The first one runs on Thursday and will feature the NHCQualify debut of the All-In format, where all picks must be in before the first race and can’t be changed once the tournament starts. The contest allows one entry per person and will be limited to 1,000 players. The top 10 finishers will receive an entry into the Sept. 27 NHCQualify.com event where they can win an entry to the $2 million National Handicapping Championship.
Mon Sep 8
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Carl McIntosh of St. Simon’s Island, Ga., ran away with Sunday’s contest on NHCQualify.com. He put up a total of $130.80, nearly $30 better than the second-place finisher. McIntosh was the winner of the inaugural “Play Along with the NHC” contest this past January and earned $7,500 in site credit which he has been using regularly this qualifying season.
Fri Sep 5
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Last week, we looked at strategies for succeeding in the New York Racing Association’s low-roller contest, which features five optional races. But how does strategy change when we’re looking at a contest with all mandatory races? After all, that’s the prevailing contest format in the online world, and it’s featured weekly at NHCQualify.com and BCQualify.com.
Thu Sep 4
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
After a one-week absence, tournament action returns to the DRF family of contests this weekend. The two-stage qualifying format returns to BCQualify.com on Saturday. There will be additional Round 1 events held Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. The top 10 percent of finishers in the Round 1 events will advance to Round 2 on Sept. 27. Depending on participation in the Round 1 events, up to eight seats to the $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge will be awarded in Round 2, along with travel allowances.