06/25/2015 11:00AM

Fornatale: Pair of online tournaments Saturday


In addition to the contest at Santa Anita this weekend, there is a pair of online contests in the DRF family of tournament sites Saturday. Entries are available for purchase now.

BCQualify.com is hosting a $5,000 credit-builder. Buy-in is just $50, and the field will be limited to 110 entries, with prizes paid to the top 10. This is a great opportunity for players to fund their contest play for the summer with minimal cash outlay, and no additional memberships are required.

Over on DRFQualify.com, there is a feeder for the $3,000 buy-in Gulfstream Park tournament Sept. 19. Buy-in is $80, and up to two seats will be awarded, plus a $500 travel allowance.

Four tracks (Gulfstream, Arlington, Belmont, and Santa Anita) will be used, with three races from each.  The sequence is highlighted by a pair of graded stakes (Belmont's ninth is the Grade 1 Mother Goose, and Santa Anita's sixth is the Grade 3 Senorita) and rounded out with seven turf races. Maiden-race players will be pleased to see four of their preferred events, with three maiden special weights and one maiden claimer. There are very full fields, with 10 of the 12 races featuring 10 or more horses.

Here is the sequence for both events:
4:00    Gulfstream 7
4:11    Arlington 5
4:26    Belmont 7
4:41    Arlington 6
5:00    Gulfstream 9
5:00    Santa Anita 3
5:11    Arlington 7
5:28    Belmont 9
5:30    Gulfstream 10
5:59    Belmont 10
6:00    Santa Anita 5
6:30    Santa Anita 6

As always, free DRF classic past-performances will be available on the contest sites. To sign up, go to BCQualify.com and DRFQualify.com.

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