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Fri May 30
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
There is a one-day NHCQualify.com contest on Sunday, June 1, that will send up to five handicappers to the National Handicapping Championships in Las Vegas, to be held at the Treasure Island from Jan. 24-26, 2015. Buy-in for the qualifier is $165 and entries are limited to two per individual. The races have been announced:
Thu May 29
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The family that plays together, stays together. That’s how it was for Jacqueline Sukanick and her son Brent Sumja in last weekend’s NHCQualify.com contest. Sukanick finished first with a little assist from Sumja, the former trainer and 2013 National Handicapping Championship Tour champion, who finished 14th overall.
Wed May 28
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Dear Pete: I’ve had some success lately playing in the 12-race, all-mandatory format where you need to get an entry into the top 10 percent to advance. I’d like to try my hand at other contest formats, like the NHCQualify.com contest coming up this weekend. Any advice on how the strategy changes going from last month’s BCQualify.com format to the NHCQualify.com format? – Threepeat Dear Threepeat:
Tue May 27
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Jonathon Kinchen of Austin, Texas, is on a roll. He played in his first online contest just three weeks ago, he’s played each Sunday since, and he’s now 3 for 3 in his qualifying tournament attempts.
Sat May 24
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Jonathon Kinchen wears his feelings about racing on his sleeve – literally. Kinchen, 31, a former football coach who works in real estate in Austin, Texas, has a racing-themed tattoo on his left forearm. His ink combines his passion for the sport with his deep love for his family, “The front side of my forearm has my son’s birthday with saddle cloths, the 10, 13, and the 11 with roses and lilies for the Derby and the Oaks.”