Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-03-30
Thu Feb 5
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
A new contest starts on PublicHandicapper.com this weekend, the Public Handicapper Prep. The contest will last 12 weeks and feature many of the key preps for the Kentucky Derby, including the Florida and Santa Anita derbies and the Wood Memorial. First prize in the contest is $1,000 and a three-month past-performance subscription. “The PH Prep is a great way to stay on top of all the Derby preps and contenders,” said Public Handicapper founder Scott Carson. “Best of all, it’s absolutely free.”
Wed Feb 4
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Charley Witt, aka “charley” on Publichandicapper.com, has won the Winter of Our Discontent Holiday Handicap, a free, nine-week contest on Publichandicapper.com that concluded last weekend. Witt will receive $500 and a three-month subscription to DRF Formulator past performances. “I loved the four races that they had on Saturday, especially the two-mile turf race, the Allen Jerkens,” said Witt. “Between that and the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita, those were my two bets of the day.”
Tue Feb 3
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Racing is in John Nichols Jr.’s blood. His father, John Sr., was a jockey in the 1950s at the famed Aqua Caliente in Tijuana. His uncle Jimmy rode in four Kentucky Derbies and was the leading rider at Del Mar in 1948. In addition to being a good rider, Jimmy was also a keen judge of horseflesh – he advised Louie Roussel on the purchase of Risen Star back in 1987. The colt would go on to win the Preakness and Belmont the following year.
Mon Feb 2
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The 2015 National Handicapping Championship Tour kicked off Saturday with a contest on NHCQualify.com. Five players won their way into next year’s NHC. They are John Nichols, Benjamin Beychok, Deana Badalamenti, Basil DeVito, and Richard Sugimoto.
Fri Jan 30
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, Bug Juice
Not too many people ever have won as much money in a handicapping contest as Ken Jordan did last Sunday, when he finished second at the 16th annual National Handicapping Championship, netting $250,000 in the process. Jordan’s a fascinating character who shared his insights in this one-on-one interview with me just days after his NHC score. Peter Thomas Fornatale: In the aftermath of the NHC, with all the headlines for John O’Neil and Jonathon Kinchen, are you feeling overlooked at all?