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Format: 2015-04-26
Fri Mar 6
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The races have been announced for the two contests in the Daily Racing Form tournament universe Sunday. There are separate one-day events on NHCQualify.com and DRFQualify.com. NHC Tour action continues on NHCQualify.com, where players can buy in for $165 and compete for up to five spots for the National Handicapping Championship, to be held in Las Vegas at Treasure Island next January. This year’s NHC offered $2.3 million in prize money, and early indications suggest that that number might increase in 2016.
Thu Mar 5
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
This weekend is the final opportunity to win a $3,500 buy-in to the Santa Anita Handicapping Challenge, to be held March 14-15 at Santa Anita Park. The buy-in for qualifiers on DRFQualify.com costs just $80, and there will be contests Saturday and Sunday.
Wed Mar 4
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The winter in the Northeast shows no signs of yielding, but at least we’ve received the only harbinger of spring that matters. Not only have pitchers and catchers reported, but exhibition games have finally begun, meaning that as lousy as the weather is in the Northeast, Opening Day can’t be far away.
Mon Mar 2
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Five players won their way into the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas on Saturday in a contest on NHCQualify.com that attracted 314 entries overall. The contest followed the typical 12-race, mythical $2 win-place format. All five players who qualified used Jenna’s Faith in the contest. While it’s not uncommon to see most of the qualifiers in a given contest share the same cap horse across their tickets, it is unusual to see all five qualifiers back the same 9-1 shot.
Sat Feb 28
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, Easy to Say
With the cancellation of racing at Gulfstream Park after Saturday's fifth race, the Raise Your Game tournament was ruled a no-contest. Players get back any monies remaining of their live bankrolls, and their $1,000 entry fees will be returned. No prizes will be awarded. "Unfortunately, we never even completed half the card, and there were eight minimum races," contest director Ken Kirchner said. "We feel this is the fairest way for us to approach this. We are extremely disappointed with what's happened here with the weather."