05/12/2016 1:45PM

Fornatale: Free shot at NHC entry


The NTRA is hosting a free contest this weekend with a chance to win entries into the National Handicapping Championship. The contest, which utilizes the all-in format, where all picks must be in before the first race, takes place on tournaments.drf.com. The top four finishers will win an NHC entry, plus $400 in travel and a complimentary four-night hotel stay at the Treasure Island.

Saturday also marks another Round 1 contest on BCQualify.com. Players put up $110 and the top 10 percent of entries advance to Round 2 on May 28. From there, up to eight players will win their full $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seats.

Also on Saturday, DRFQualify.com is hosting its final qualifying event for next weekend’s Preakness Betting Challenge at Santa Anita. The entry fee is $210 and up to two $5,000 Santa Anita packages will be awarded, one for every 28 entries.

Here are the races that will make up all three events:

Monmouth Park 7       3:39

Churchill Downs 7      3:47

Belmont Park 6           4:09

Monmouth Park 8       4:10

Gulfstream 7   4:26

Belmont 7       4:41

Monmouth Park 10     5:12

Belmont Park 8           5:13

Churchill Downs 10    5:21

Gulfstream 9   5:30

Belmont Park 9           5:45

Belmont Park 10         6:17

Free Daily Racing Form past performances are available at the contest sites.