Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2014-08-02
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.”
Tue Jun 3
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The battle for prize money in the first half of the NHC Tour is heating up. The top five players on the tour, ranked by tour points, as of July 31 will each receive $10,000. This is a change from previous years when the money awarded was more top heavy.
Mon Jun 2
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Women from California ruled the day on NHCQualify.com on Sunday. In a contest that consisted of 12 mandatory races and awarded four berths to the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas, Jeannie King of Valencia finished in first place, and Jacqueline Sukanick of San Anselmo came in second. Also qualifying were Nick Kochanski of Mount Prospect, Ill., and Carl Gioio of Ossining, N.Y.