DRF.com Blogs: Peter Thomas Fornatale http://classic.drf.com/blogs/302992/feed en Fornatale: A tribute to Bill Nack http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-tribute-bill-nack A tribute in memory of legendary writer Bill Nack. Handicapping Fri, 08 Jun 2018 20:37:35 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 439473 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="300" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//players.brightcove.net/719509166001/c7a6c090-b75e-45a1-a3a7-8263fdfae1fc_default/index.html?videoId=5795407659001" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="600"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://media.zencast.fm/drf-players-podcast/331.mp3" target="_blank"><strong>Listen to the Podcast</strong></a> | <a href="https://soundcloud.com/daily-racing-form/sets/tribute-to-bill-nack" target="_blank"><strong>Hear Bill Nack sound bytes</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-tribute-bill-nack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DRF Tournament news at new location http://classic.drf.com/blogs/drf-tournament-news-new-location This is just a little post to let people know that all my tournament content will now be appearing in a new place. Tournaments Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:40:44 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 385494 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>This is just a little post to let people know that all my tournament content will now be appearing in a new <a href="http://www.drf.com/news/tournaments" target="_blank"><strong>place</strong></a>.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/drf-tournament-news-new-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Veteran of the sport, rookie on Tour http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-veteran-sport-rookie-tour Ed Osterhout is a racing lifer. But when it comes to the National Handicapping Tour, he’s a rookie. Tue, 17 May 2016 15:50:22 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383771 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Ed Osterhout is a racing lifer. But when it comes to the National Handicapping Tour, he’s a rookie.</p> <p>The 64-year old pharmaceutical salesman from Waterford, N.Y., has been attending races for as long as he can recall, starting with visits to Saratoga with his father as a boy.</p> <p>“I fell in love with Kelso and wanted to be Arcaro,” he said. “Fred Capposella calls still send shivers through me.”</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-veteran-sport-rookie-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Double pays big in more ways than one http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-double-pays-big-more-ways-one In real life, the $2 double on the sixth and seventh races at Belmont on Sunday paid $516. But for two horseplayers, that combination of $35.60 winners gives them a shot to win their share of $2.5 million at the National Handicapping Championship. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Mon, 16 May 2016 17:34:53 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383729 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>In real life, the $2 double on the sixth and seventh races at Belmont on Sunday paid $516. But for two horseplayers, that combination of $35.60 winners gives them a shot to win their share of $2.5 million at the National Handicapping Championship.</p> <p>Edward Osterhout led the way on <a href="http://NHCQualify.com">NHCQualify.com</a>, one of three players to win into the NHC, along with Jim Clark and Paul Weizer.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-double-pays-big-more-ways-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: NHC and Monmouth qualifiers on the menu http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-nhc-and-monmouth-qualifiers-menu There are two contests in the Daily Racing Form universe on Sunday: a chance to win into the National Handicapping Championship and a qualifier for the June 4 Monmouth Pick Your Prize event. Harness DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Fri, 13 May 2016 17:33:42 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383501 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two contests in the Daily Racing Form universe on Sunday: a chance to win into the National Handicapping Championship and a qualifier for the June 4 Monmouth Pick Your Prize event.</p> <p>Entry fee for the <a href="http://NHCQualify.com">NHCQualify.com</a> contest is $190 and up to four NHC packages will be awarded. In addition to a chance to win their share of $2.5 million at the world’s most prestigious handicapping contest, winners will also receive a four-night hotel stay and $1,000 in travel.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-nhc-and-monmouth-qualifiers-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Myeress also rides Nyquist to Derby victory http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-myeress-also-rides-nyquist-derby-victory Ron Myeress, a 59-year old accountant from Canfield, Ohio, has been going to the races with his dad since he was a kid. But even though Canfield is less than 400 miles from Churchill Downs the two had never been to the Kentucky Derby together. That changed last weekend at the Kentucky Derby Betting Challenge, where Myeress went on to win $142,752, plus a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Fri, 13 May 2016 17:27:42 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383498 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Ron Myeress, a 59-year old accountant from Canfield, Ohio, has been going to the races with his dad since he was a kid. But even though Canfield is less than 400 miles from Churchill Downs the two had never been to the Kentucky Derby together. That changed last weekend at the Kentucky Derby Betting Challenge, where Myeress went on to win $142,752, plus a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-myeress-also-rides-nyquist-derby-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Free shot at NHC entry http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-free-shot-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. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Thu, 12 May 2016 17:45:05 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383427 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>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 <a href="http://tournaments.drf.com">tournaments.drf.com</a>. The top four finishers will win an NHC entry, plus $400 in travel and a complimentary four-night hotel stay at the Treasure Island.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-free-shot-nhc-entry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: McMahan starting to rake in pots http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-mcmahan-starting-rake-pots Ken McMahan is making a run at the National Handicapping Championship Tour. McMahan, 49, has moved up into second place on the Tour, within spitting distance of current leader Kevin Engelhard. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Thu, 12 May 2016 17:26:11 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383423 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Ken McMahan is making a run at the National Handicapping Championship Tour. McMahan, 49, has moved up into second place on the Tour, within spitting distance of current leader Kevin Engelhard. The NHC Tour is a yearlong interconnected series of contests. The winner receives $75,000, plus a chance at a $2 million bonus should that player go on to win the NHC itself. Players receive Tour points for finishing in the top 10 percent of NHC qualifying events.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-mcmahan-starting-rake-pots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Horseplayer's choice - NHC or BCBC? http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-horseplayers-choice-nhc-or-bcbc In many contests, like this weekend’s Preakness Betting Challenge at Santa Anita, the top finishers receive both National Handicapping Championship seats and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seats. In others, like the June 4 Pick Your Prize event at Monmouth Park, the top finishers choose between an NHC seat and BCBC seat. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Wed, 11 May 2016 15:53:26 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383309 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>In many contests, like next weekend’s <a href="http://www.santaanita.com/events/santa-anita-preakness-challenge/">Preakness Betting Challenge</a> at Santa Anita, the top finishers receive both National Handicapping Championship seats and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seats. In others, like the June 4 <a href="https://www.ntra.com/event/monmouth-park-2000-pick-your-prize-betting-challenge/">Pick Your Prize</a> event at Monmouth Park, the top finishers choose between an NHC seat and BCBC seat.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-horseplayers-choice-nhc-or-bcbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: For Mother's Day, New York steaks and a ticket to the NHC http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-mothers-day-new-york-steaks-and-ticket-nhc Dennis Dougherty won outright on NHCQualify.com on Sunday, and he will attempt to transfer his form to the contest’s world’s biggest stage – the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Tue, 10 May 2016 14:57:43 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383279 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>In his time in the contest world, Dennis Dougherty has proven to be a horse-for-course at Delaware Park. He’s won its monthly contest seven times and owns a second-place finish in one of its bigger tournaments as well.</p> <p>It’s appropriate Dougherty has done so well there – he’s been going to the place since he was a young kid courtesy of his father and uncle.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-mothers-day-new-york-steaks-and-ticket-nhc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Wagners back in the saddle again http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-wagners-back-saddle-again Brian and Judy Wanger have returned to the contest world in 2016 -- and it's like they never left. The pair of champions -- Judy won the 2003 National Handicapping Championship and Bryan won the 2009 National Handicapping Championship Tour -- had been ineliglible the previous two years because of Judy Wagner being a member of the NTRA Board of Directors. This year a rule change has allowed them both to compete once again. This weekend, Judy secured an NHC spot by winning outright in the Saturday Wager-to-Win contest at Treasure Island, the NHC host site, and not to be outdone, Bryan Wagner got his second seat for 2016 in Sunday's event. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Mon, 09 May 2016 20:51:29 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 383270 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Brian and Judy Wanger have returned to the contest world in 2016 -- and it's like they never left. The pair of champions -- Judy won the 2003 National Handicapping Championship and Bryan won the 2009 National Handicapping Championship Tour -- had been ineliglible the previous two years because of Judy Wagner being a member of the NTRA Board of Directors. This year a rule change has allowed them both to compete once again.<p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-wagners-back-saddle-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: As American as Mom and handicapping http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-american-mom-and-handicapping This Mother's Day there will be two contests in the Daily Racing universe. Because of the holiday, the sequence will be lean and mean, spanning just over two hours and 15 minutes, and will wrap by 6 p.m., leaving time to take Mom out before or after. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Fri, 06 May 2016 17:53:02 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382947 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>This Mother's Day there will be two contests in the Daily Racing universe. Because of the holiday, the sequence will be lean and mean, spanning just over two hours and 15 minutes, and will wrap by 6 p.m., leaving time to take Mom out before or after.</p> <p>The first event takes place on NHCQualify.com, where up to four contestants will win seats to the National Handicapping Championship. Winning packages will also include a $1,000 travel voucher and a four-night stay at the NHC host hotel, Treasure  Island in Las Vegas. Buy-in for the Mother's Day qualifier is $175.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-american-mom-and-handicapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Foster rallies big for NHC spot http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-foster-rallies-big-nhc-spot Michael Foster, a 44-year-old nuclear power plant operator from Ypsilanti, Mich., will be heading to the National Handicapping Championship for the first time after winning outright on NHCQualify.com. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Fri, 06 May 2016 17:42:59 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382945 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Michael Foster, a 44-year-old  nuclear power plant operator from Ypsilanti, Mich., will be heading to the National Handicapping Championship for the first time after winning outright on <a href="http://NHCQualify.com">NHCQualify.com</a>.</p> <p>Foster got his first important win in 2014, netting $6,000 in a credit builder on NHCQ. He's been a racing fan since Canterbury Downs opened back in 1985. "My grandfather took me the first weekend and have loved it since," he said.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-foster-rallies-big-nhc-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Contest patriarch Podratz dead at 68 http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-contest-patriarch-podratz-dead-68 Dennis Podratz, the patriarch of a family of accomplished tournament players, passed away suddenly this week at the age of 68. Podratz was a contest player himself, competing as recently as two weeks ago in an event at Los Alamitos. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Thu, 05 May 2016 19:51:41 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382880 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Dennis Podratz, the patriarch of a family of accomplished tournament players, passed away suddenly this week at the age of 68. Podratz was a contest player himself, competing as recently as two weeks ago in an event at Los Alamitos.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-contest-patriarch-podratz-dead-68" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Chance to qualify for Belmont live-bank event http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-chance-qualify-belmont-live-bank-event There are two events in the Daily Racing Form contest universe on Derby Day. One features a chance to qualify for Belmont’s big live-bankroll contest, and the other a way to start your journey to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Thu, 05 May 2016 19:44:16 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382879 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two events in the Daily Racing Form contest universe on Derby Day. One features a chance to qualify for Belmont’s big live-bankroll contest, and the other a way to start your journey to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-chance-qualify-belmont-live-bank-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Public Handicapper Challenge starts with Oaks http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-public-handicapper-challenge-starts-oaks The Public Handicapper Challenge – where you can qualify to the National Handicapping Championship for free – starts this Friday with the Kentucky Oaks. The PH Challenge is a marathon contest that runs through the Breeders’ Cup. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Wed, 04 May 2016 17:36:28 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382731 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.publichandicapper.com">Public Handicapper Challenge</a> – where you can qualify to the National Handicapping Championship for free – starts this Friday with the Kentucky Oaks. The PH Challenge is a marathon contest that runs through the Breeders’ Cup.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-public-handicapper-challenge-starts-oaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Playing to your strengths http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-playing-your-strengths There are some players who love racing, and contest play is as much as anything a vehicle for them to follow their favorite sport. Others come to the world of contests through other games. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:21:31 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382647 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>To some, Secretariat was just the 1 horse.</p> <p>Horse racing is capable of being both a great gambling game and a wonderful sport. In its best moments, it succeeds at both. Some racegoers fall neatly into one bucket or the other, gamblers or fans, while the majority exist within the Venn diagram in the middle.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-playing-your-strengths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Cap horse plays big role in latest NHC qualifier http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-cap-horse-plays-big-role-latest-nhc-qualifier Five players won berths to the National Handicapping Championship – the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping contest – via NHCQualify.com over the weekend. The first half of the doubleheader on Saturday sent Michael Foster, Ryan Mueller, and Bernard Reilly to Vegas, and Richard McCaulley and James Nace qualified on the back end on Sunday. This was the first NHC qualification of 2016 for all five. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Mon, 02 May 2016 18:39:41 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382559 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Five players won berths to the National Handicapping Championship – the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping contest – via <a href="http://NHCQualify.com">NHCQualify.com</a> over the weekend. The first half of the doubleheader on Saturday sent Michael Foster, Ryan Mueller, and Bernard Reilly to Vegas, and Richard McCaulley and James Nace qualified on the back end on Sunday. This was the first NHC qualification of 2016 for all five.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-cap-horse-plays-big-role-latest-nhc-qualifier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Chance to turn $12 into $120,000 http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-chance-turn-12-120000 There are three separate contests in total Sunday in the DRF contest universe. Two are repeats of contests being run on Saturday: a chance to win into the National Handicapping Championship and a great opportunity for new and/or lower bankroll players to get their feet wet that could result in a major score down the line. The third is a qualifier for Monmouth’s Pick Your Prize live-bank event on June 4. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:14:29 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382349 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in a chance to turn $12 into $120,000 or more at the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge? Check out what’s happening in the DRF contest universe on Sunday.</p> <p>There are three separate contests in total. Two are repeats of contests being run on Saturday: a chance to win into the National Handicapping Championship and a great opportunity for new and/or lower bankroll players to get their feet wet that could result in a major score down the line. The third is a qualifier for Monmouth’s Pick Your Prize live-bank event on June 4.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-chance-turn-12-120000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fornatale: Latest NHC qualifier has 'Gansett roots http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-latest-nhc-qualifier-has-gansett-roots Narragansett Park may be gone, but its spirit lives on in contest player Mike Coutu, who qualified for the National Handicapping Championship for the first time last weekend on NHCQualify.com. Handicapping Columns DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:51:31 +0000 Peter Thomas Fornatale 382338 at http://classic.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Thomas Fornatale </div> </div> </div> <p>Narragansett Park may be gone, but its spirit lives on in contest player Mike Coutu, who qualified for the National Handicapping Championship for the first time last weekend on <a href="http://NHCQualify.com">NHCQualify.com</a>.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/blogs/fornatale-latest-nhc-qualifier-has-gansett-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p>