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The Notebook June 13, 2013

NHC News

DAILY RACING FORM / NTRA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

NHCBobEngelhard

Name:  Bob Engelhard

Resides: 
King of Prussia, Pa.

Occupation: 
VP of Corporate Insurance for Universal Health Services

Favorite Track: 
Monmouth Park

Favorite Wager: 
Trifecta

Qualifying Site: 
NHCQualify.com

How did you first get into horse racing?  I went to the track a few times late in college and then every weekend with my parents and brother.

How many times (and in which years) have you previously qualified for the DRF/NTRA NHC? 
Three consecutive times - 2011, 2012 and 2013

What is your best finish in a handicapping tournament, and what is your largest tournament payout?
First place - $5500

What wager created the largest payout for you?  Please elaborate on the circumstances (date, track, etc.).
On New Year's Day in 2000 I hit a trifecta at Fair Grounds that paid $21,000.

What is your most memorable horse racing experience?
Affirmed Alydar Trilogy

Do you have any interesting hobbies, experiences or past accomplishments that others might find unique or interesting?
I enjoy all sports and fishing and teaching my grandkids how to play sports.

Does anyone else in your family share your enthusiasm as a horseplayer?
My 90 year old mother and 93 year old father.  Also, my brother, Kevin, who is a top handicapper.

What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
My son and grandchildren.

What would you do with the grand prize if you won?
I am getting close to retirement and that would put me a lot closer.  I would like to spend more time with my grandchildren.

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NHCKevinEngelhard

Name:  Kevin Engelhard

Resides: 
Franklin Park, N.J.

Occupation: 
Worker's Compensation Coordinator

Favorite Track: 
Monmouth Park

Favorite Wager: 
Exacta

Qualifying Site: 
Horsetourneys.com

How did you first get into horse racing? My mom and dad took me to Monmouth Park when I was younger.

How many times (and in which years) have you previously qualified for the DRF/NTRA NHC? 
Six times - 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

What is your best finish in a handicapping tournament, and what is your largest tournament payout?
My largest payout was $12,000 in a NHC qualifier at Monmouth Park.

What wager created the largest payout for you?  Please elaborate on the circumstances (date, track, etc.).
This is not my largest payout but the one I enjoyed the most.  In the 2002 Belmont I bet Sarava to win at 70-1.  My buddy, Pete, was with me and he said, "You're not betting a 70-1 shot, are you?"  He won and paid over $142.00.  I bet $50.00 and won $3500.00.

What is your most memorable horse racing experience?
Watching Affirmed win the 1978 Belmont.

Do you have any interesting hobbies, experiences or past accomplishments that others might find unique or interesting?
I like all sports.  I play poker and love fantasy football.

Does anyone else in your family share your enthusiasm as a horseplayer?
My brother, Bob, who is sitting in seventh place on the 2013 NHC Tour Leader Board.

What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
Hopefully that I am a good husband and son.

What would you do with the grand prize if you won?
I have no idea.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

DRF/NTRA NHC TOUR FREE ONLINE CONTEST
The second DRF NHC Tour free online contest will be held on Saturday, June 29. An additional free contest has been added the NHC Tour schedule making a total of five free contests awarding twenty-five NHC berths.  The contest dates are August 3, September 7 and October 5.  These free contests each will award five 2014 NHC berths, including a four-night complimentary stay at Treasure Island Las Vegas and a flight reimbursement up to $400.  Registration details available soon.

Horsetourneys.com - 29

NHCQualify.com - June 15 & 22

Lone Star Park
- June 15

DRF Bets - June 22 - Details coming soon.

Belmont Park - June 22-23

RESULTS & RECAP

Garry Addley of Alberta, Canada, finished first in the NHC Tour Free Online Challenge on Saturday, June 1.  Garry, along with Will Latulippe (Brighton, MA), Ron Howard (Midland, MI), Jim Matthew (Lebanon, PA) and Bob Graham (Broomall, PA) earned berths into the $1.5 million Guaranteed Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island this past Saturday on NTRA.com.  The complete standings from Saturday's tournament can be found by clicking on the Leader Board tab at the following link:  http://games.ntra.com

To read the press release click here.

Click here for the Saturday, June 1 NHCQualify.com results.

STANDINGS & LINKS

Click here for the current 2013-2014 NHC Tour schedule.

Click here
for an alphabetical list of current 2013 NHC qualifiers.

Click here
for the overall 2013 DRF NHC Tour Leader Board.

Click here
for the 2013 DRF NHC Tour First-Half Leader Board.

Click here
to join the 2013 DRF NHC Tour.

Click here
to view the 2013 DRF NHC Tour rules.

Click here to view the 2014 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping official rules.

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