Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-08-03
Thu Jun 11
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
There's a unique opportunity in the Daily Racing Form family of tournaments this weekend. For the first time in a long time, players will be able to compete simultaneously in online contests for seats at the two most important handicapping contests in the world, the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge and the National Handicapping Championship.
Wed Jun 10
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
When one thinks about on-site events on the National Handicapping Championship Tour, a few come to mind: Santa Anita’s series of live-bankroll events, the New York Racing Association’s two-day mythical-money contests, Monmouth Park’s popular small-bankroll contests. But the tour also consists of smaller events. Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, is hosting one such event, a two-day live-bankroll tournament Saturday and Sunday.
Tue Jun 9
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Lost in the excitement of last week was the announcement of rule changes for the 2016 National Handicapping Championship, which the NTRA estimates will have a total prize pool of $2.5 million. Let’s review the new rules.
Mon Jun 8
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, Belmont Stakes, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, American Pharoah
We were there in Section U, row H, seats 10 and 11. The grandstand was shaking like Shea Stadium during the 1986 World Series. My wife, Susan Van Metre, and I were jumping up and down, arm in arm. There was a lot of shouting. I stood on my chair to take the standing ovation to the next level. Finally, we were on the right side of history.
Fri Jun 5
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
There is a great opportunity to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship next weekend at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. There aren’t many chances to qualify for the NHC in a money-added tournament with no entry fee, but this is one of them. The track is hosting a two-day, $500 live-bankroll event that will award two seats to the NHC, plus cash prizes. Up to two entries per player are allowed. Naturally, players must be members of the NHC Tour to be eligible for the seats.