Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Mon Dec 30
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Whether you’re a new contest player or a veteran, playing with a partner can lead to profits. For newbies, it’s a great way to learn and leverage their handicapping opinions. And experienced players might be surprised at how much they can gain.
Thu Dec 26
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
I had a chance this week to speak with first-time National Handicapping Championship qualifier Anthony Acierno, of Staten Island, N.Y. Acierno won last Sunday’s contest at NHCQualify.com. Remember that Saturday marks the final NHCQualify.com contest for 2013. When did you start playing horses? It all started when I was 8 years old, and I used to go to the racetrack with my father. Aqueduct was the first racetrack I ever went to. I loved it from a very early age. I was drawn to the action.
Mon Dec 23
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Writing “The Winning Contest Player,” which will be available from DRF Press sometime in the next month, has been a bit like spending a year abroad doing post-doctoral study. At the end of the book, which includes valuable insight from many of the most successful handicapping tournament players, I made a list of 21 of the most important lessons I either learned or had reinforced during the process of completing the project. I want to share six of my favorites.
Fri Dec 20
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Ken Seeman is one of the most consistent and respected men on the contest scene. I have been looking for an excuse to interview him for a while and I got one last weekend when he qualified for the next Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge on BCQualify.com. Peter Fornatale: How did last weekend’s contest play out?
Mon Dec 16
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Gomez said it best: “I’d rather be lucky than good.” In handicapping contests, contrary to what you might occasionally read in the comments on the Daily Racing Form website, you have to be both good and lucky.