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Fri Sep 19
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The new contest announced this summer designed specifically for first-year National Handicapping Championship Tour participants is happening Sunday and will follow the typical 12-race, all-mandatory, $2 win-place format common on NHCQualify.com, which will host the tournament.
Thu Sep 18
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
If you want to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship and you happen to be anywhere near Los Alamitos on Saturday, consider checking out its second real-money, live-bankroll tournament. Entries, which are limited to two per person, are $300 each – $200 will be placed in the contest prize pool, and players will use the remaining $100 to make bets, keeping whatever money they have earned at the end of the contest.
Wed Sep 17
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Dear Pete: I played in both of the NHCQualify.com free contests last week and I was wondering: how do you expect scores to change when you’re playing in a field of 1,000 versus 100? Signed, Curious Dear Curious: Thanks for the excellent question. To answer it, I called an old friend of the blog and our resident math whiz, PublicHandicapper.com editor and NHC Players’ panel member Chris Larmey.
Tue Sep 16
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The two free contests at NHCQualify.com in the past week each attracted a field of 1,000 players. When dealing with a field of that size, it’s awfully difficult to finish anywhere near the top, and it’s impressive to even end up in the top 10 percent. To finish in the top 1 percent, which players needed to do to qualify for the paid Sept. 27 NHCQualify.com contest, is a real achievement. 
Mon Sep 15
2014
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
Steve Wells, of Edinburg, N.D., is glad he reads the Daily Racing Form. Last Thursday night, he noticed the story previewing the Canterbury Park contest on Saturday and Sunday. He was initially scheduled to work Saturday but managed to change his schedule and travel to Minneapolis for the weekend. Wells ended up winning the 18th annual Dog Days of Summer Handicapping Tournament.