Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2014-07-30
Thu Jun 12
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Dear Pete: How many people who play in tournaments are professional players, meaning they make enough money playing horses to support themselves? – Curious Dear Curious:
Wed Jun 11
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
[bc_playlist_id:327053:]This article is the first in a series that will focus on the basics of tournament play. The series, which also includes videos, will cover topics including how to get started, tools and strategies for success, and details on the top tournaments. This series is targeted at newcomers, but veteran contest players can learn something as well. Let’s start with the basic question: Why should a horseplayer play in tournaments? Answer: It allows you to enjoy all the things you like best about playing the horses.
Tue Jun 10
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
The eyes of the racing world may have been at Belmont on Saturday, but over at BCQualify.com, 19 horseplayers advanced to Round 2 of the two-stage June event. Those players, along with qualifiers from the upcoming Round 1 events on June 14 and June 21, will compete for as many as eight $10,000 seats, plus a $500 travel allowance, in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
Fri Jun 6
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, California Chrome
There is a famous story that the surviving members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the NFL’s last undefeated team, drink champagne every season when the last unbeaten NFL team loses its first game, ensuring that their memorable feat goes unmatched for another year. Steve Wolfson Sr., the son of Harbor View Farm’s Louis Wolfson, can relate. “My general feeling as part of Team Affirmed from all those years ago is that I never want anybody to win the Triple Crown ever again,” he said.
Thu Jun 5
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, Belmont Stakes
Dear Pete: I am looking for some advice about playing in contests on big days like Saturday at Belmont. Do you think it’s a good day or bad day to give tournaments a try? Any advice on how to approach a card like Belmont on Saturday as a contest player? - Undecided Dear Undecided: Like so many questions in the realm of handicapping, betting, and contests specifically, the answer is “it depends.”