NHC News - 11/16/2012

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2013 DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA NATIONAL HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

The 2013 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, presented by Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island will take place on January 25-26.  All materials below are subject to change.

Click here to view the 2013 NHC Schedule of Events.

Click here to read the 2013 NHC Official Rules.

Click here for the 2013 NHC Eligible Contest Tracks.

NOVEMBER DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA ONLINE AND ON-TRACK QUALIFIERS

Three NHC seats are up for grabs in the DRF BETS NHC Wild Card Challenge.  Make eight (8) $20 Win wagers on Saturday, November 17 on Aqueduct, Hawthorne, Hollywood Park or Woodbine races.  There is a $40 registration fee.  You must be a DRF Bets Member to participate.  Click here to join now.  Click here for contest details.

The 2012 Aqueduct Racetrack Handicapping Challenge is taking place on November 17-18.  There is a $400 entry and all entry fees are returned in cash prizes!  Click here for registration information.

I am sorry to report the Thistledown November 17 contest has been cancelled. 

Horsetourneys.com will be hosting an online event this Saturday, November 17.  Horsetourneys.com will also be conducting online events November 18 and 24.  Sign up today!

TwinSpires.com has started a new series of $35 satellites. The twenty-seat TwinSpires Online Handicapping Championship is quickly approacing and the time to qualify is running out.  Check out the satellite schedule and choose the one right for you.  Earn your chance to compete for twenty seats to the NHC on November 24 at Twinspires.com.

NHCQualify.com will be conducting an online event on November 25.Click here to register.

The Hawthorne Super Qualifier is back on November 24-25.  The cash prize pool is set at $60,000 and eight NHC seats are up for grabs in this huge NHC November event.  Click here for details and registration information.  Don't miss out on one of the last on-track contests in 2012! 

DECEMBER DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA NHC QUALIFIERS

Keeneland and Turfway Park will be hosting back-to-back NHC qualifiers the weekend of December 1-2.  Keeneland's event will take place on Saturday, December 1.  The entry fee is $150.  Click here for event details and registration form.  Turway Park will be awarding three NHC seats on Sunday, December 2.  Click here for Turfway Park contest information.

NHCQualify.com will be hosting December 1, 8, 15 and 29 online qualifiers.   Go to www.nhcqualify.com to check out the remaining online NHC event schedule.

Can you best two of the best handicappers in the country?  Fair Grounds is hosting a "Beat the Champs" contest December 15.  Three seats for NHC 14 will be awarded and cash prizes will be paid out to all players who finish ahead of past NHC Champions and Louisiana natives, Judy Wagner and Michael Beychok.  Click here for details and entry form.

Surfside Race Place will be hosting the last NHC event to earn NHC Tour points in 2012.  A maximum of nine NHC berths will be awarded over the December 28-30 weekend.  Click here for more details.

ECLIPSE AWARDS CHAMPIONS WEEK AT GULFSTREAM PARK-FEATURING 'FIRST-CHANCE, LAST CHANCE' NHC QUALIFIER

Come join the Eclipse Awards festivities at Gulfstream Park the week of January 15-21, 2013. The week will conclude with a two-day NHC contest awarding two Championship berths to NHC 2013 or 2014. Click here for the Eclipse Awards schedule of events. Contact Brian Skirka for NHC qualifier info at brian.skirka@gulfstreampark.com. A discount on Eclipse Awards seats will be given to 2013 NHC Tour players participating in the Gulfstream Park NHC qualifier. Contact Michele Ravencraft at 859-422-2657 for more information.

DAILY RACING FORM NHC TOUR LEADER BOARDS

Curtis Meyer (Parker, CO) is leading the second-half Leader Board with 10,337 points.  Mark Streiff (Mission Viejo, CA) is leading the full Leader Board with 15,648 points.

Click here to view the overall full Leader Board standings.

Click here to view the second-half full Leader Board standings.

NHC berths are guaranteed to the top 100 finishers on the 2012 NHC Tour full Leader Board.  Currently there are thirteen players that are in the top 100 that have not qualfified online or on-track in 2012.  How many points you need to accelerate into the top 100?

Click here to view the Top 100 Leader Board standings.

Name 

2H LB Points

Name 

Full LB Points

Curtis Meyer

10,337

Mark Streiff

15,648

Mark Streiff

8,675

Mark McGuire

13,804

Jacque Hong

7,521

Christopher Larmey

12,089

Judy Wagner

6,477

Curtis Meyer

11,150

Ron Rippey

6,186

Rhonda Sylvester

10,803

 

NHC Player Profile Patrick McGoey
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Patrick McGoey has won the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge title for the second year in a row.  Patrick is an NHC Tour player from New Orleans, LA.  Click here read more on the results from the 2012 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. 

Click here to read Patrick's complete NHC player biography.

Feel free to contact me anytime throughout the year with questions or feedback on the NHC and NHC Tour.  I can be reached at 859.422.2657 or email me at mravencraft@ntra.com.

Michele Ravencraft

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