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The Notebook May 16, 2013

NHC News


Name:  Cheryl Kaufman

Cheryl Kaufman

Resides: Hacienda Heights, Calif.


Favorite Track: 
Hollywood Park

Favorite Wager: 
Pick 4

Qualifying Site: 
Treasure Island

What will you be doing on Mother's Day? 
I will be spending Mother's Day at the beautiful Huntington Library in Pasadena.  The gardens are just beautiful to walk. 

How did you first get into horse racing?  My husband.

How many times (and in which years) have you qualified for the DRF/NTRA NHC?  This makes six years in a row.

What is your best finish in a handicapping tournament, and what is your largest tournament payout?  I finished first place at the Wynn contest and left with $90,000.

What wager created the largest payout for you?  Please elaborate on the circumstances (date, track, etc.)? A few years ago I hit a Pick 6 with my husband for $60,000.  We only had two horses in the last race and that really got our hearts pumping. 

What is your most memorable horse racing experience?  Winning my first race as an owner.  The horse was Startling Star, Eddie D. was riding.  He went wire to wire.

Do you have any interesting hobbies, experiences or past accomplishments that others might find unique or interesting?  I enjoy a good game of poker.  A few years back I won the Ladies Championship at the Commerce Casino.

Does anyone else in your family share your enthusiasm as a horseplayer?  My daughter, Lisa, and my husband.  We try to hit a Pick 4.

What accomplishment in life are you most proud of?  I'm proud of being a wife and mother.  I have a great marriage and two wonderful girls, Lisa and Laura.   We have a very close family and enjoy traveling together. 

What would you do with the NHC grand prize if you won?  I'll answer that next January. 

Which person in Thoroughbred racing would you most like to have dinner with? The jockey that will give me my last winner to win NHC 2014.


May 11-12 NHC CONTESTS - 19


Treasure Island will host its final 2013 Wager to Win NHC contest on Sunday, June 9.  The entry fee is $500 and all entry fees will be returned as cash prizes.  The top three finishers will earn NHC 15 berths.  Contest players will also receive reserved seating in the TI Race and Sports Book on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 8.  Reserved seating is limited.  For more details on the Wager to Win tournament, contact Treasure Island Casino Marketing at 1-800-944-3777.


The first free DRF NHC Tour online contest has been rescheduled for June 1.  This free contest will award five NHC 15 berths, including a four-night complimentary stay at Treasure Island Las Vegas and a flight reimbursement up to $400.  Stay tuned for registration details.


Treasure Island Wager to Win X - May 5


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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