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Tue Jul 29
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Former trainers Brent Sumja and Gary Johnson have already proven that horsemen can make an impact on the national handicapping contest scene. You can now add bloodstock agent/clocker Gary Young’s name to the list of horsemen who’ve proven themselves as handicappers. Young won $96,146 last weekend at the Del Mar Betting Challenge.
Mon Jul 28
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Out at Del Mar this past weekend, there was no three-peat. Gary Young, of Pasadena, Calif., won the 11th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge with a very strong second day to demolish the competition by turning his initial bankroll of $4,500 into a final bankroll of $36,146.
Thu Jul 24
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
John Conte is one of the most recognizable figures in the contest world. The former National Handicapping Championship winner with a hairdo that’s the envy of much younger men, Conte qualified for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge last weekend at BCQualify.com.
Wed Jul 23
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, Del Mar
This weekend at Del Mar, Kevin McFarland will attempt to become the Michael Jordan of handicapping contests: He is going for a three-peat in the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge.
Tue Jul 22
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
It’s not too late to join in the free Saratoga Twitter Challenge (STC), presented by @DRFFormulator, @DRFTournaments, and @DRFBets. The contest takes place on the remaining Saturday and Sunday cards at Saratoga and includes Labor Day as well. The penalty for missing a day is just $50, the size of the minimum bet. That means that players starting Saturday still will have $900 – a number that puts them in a tie for 10th place overall right now. That’s not too bad for missing almost one-seventh of the contest.