Latest NHC Newsletter – 08/31/2012

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NHC 14 — 147 DAYS AND COUNTING…..

The excitement is building with less than 20 weekends left to compete for an NHC 14 seat.  A total of 220 players have already punched their ticket to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, presented by Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island.  Click here to view the current DRF NHC Tour schedule.  There is still time to add your name to the list of qualifiers.

Click here to view the current list of NHC 14 qualifiers.

SEPTEMBER ON-TRACK CONTEST DATES 

Surfside Race Place will be conducting its next series of NHC qualifiers on September 7-9. The Friday mini tournament, September 7 will be followed by a two-day contest, September 8-9.  Click here for Surfside Race Place contest information.

The Kentucky Downs Turf Handicapping Challenge is set for September 15.  Three NHC spots and $15,000 in cash prizes will be up for grabs.  The entry fee is $150.  The handicapping challenge is going to be held on the marquee day of the Kentucky Downs meeting, which features the running of the Grade III, $200,000 Kentucky Turf Cup.  Contact Bill Flesher at billflesher@kentuckydowns.com or 270.586.6667.

Monmouth Park is hosting the $200 Monmouth/Woodbine Handicapping Challenge on September 16.  For more information contact Brian Skirka at bskirka@monmouthpark.com

Fairplex Park NHC tourneys will be returning in 2012 on the weekend of September 21-23.  Each of the three days will award two NHC spots and NHC Tour points. Click here to read more.

The Greenwood Teletheatre Handicapping Challenge will be taking place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 23.  Two NHC berths will be awarded.  Click here for more details.

SEPTEMBER ONLINE NHC CONTEST DATES

This week only TwinSpires.com is offering a $25 satellite special – buy three entries, get one free.  Players who purchase a maximum of 3 entries to any $25 Monthly Final Satellite on August 29, 30 or 31 will earn one free entry to the $25 Monthly Final Satellite on Wednesday, September 26.  Click here for more details.

NHCQualify.com is hosting three online qualifiers in September 2, 9 and 29.   A maximum of five NHC berths will be awarded in these $160 one-day qualifiers.  Register now!

Horsetourneys.com will be conducting NHC Qualifiers on September 8,16 and 22.

Horse Players Qualify is conducting Players Challenge qualifiers on September 3, 9 and 15.  The final event will be held on September 28-29.  For more details on the Players Challenge and a schedule of Players Challenge qualifiers click here.

GULFSTREAM PARK TO HOST LAST CHANCE/FIRST CHANCE QUALIFIER IN JANUARY

Gulfstream Park will be hosting the very first “Last Chance/First Chance” NHC Qualifier on Eclipse Awards weekend, January 19-20.  The top two finishers will receive NHC berths.  If the player has already qualified to the 2013 NHC the berth will be awarded to the 2014 NHC.  If he or she has not qualified to the 2013 NHC the spot will be granted to the January 25-26, 2013 event.  Airfare and hotel accommodations to the Finals will also be awarded to the top two finishers.  Click here to book your room at the Hampton Inn-Hallandale at the preferred NHC player rate.  Contact Mike Nyman at michael.nyman@gulfstreampark.com for more details.

EXCITING ENGLISH IMPORT TO MAKE RUN AT BREEDERS’ CUP BERTH FOR SOVEREIGN

Fearless Jacq, an Irish-bred 2-year-old filly by Soviet Star that won the first start of her career at Newmarket in England, has been purchased privately by NHC presenting sponsor Sovereign Stable. Fearless Jacq is being pointed for the $250,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on September 15. The Natalma is a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race, with the winner receiving entry fees paid to the Grade I, $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Click here for more information on how to become part of the Fearless Jacq ownership team.

DAILY RACING FORM NHC TOUR LEADER BOARDS

Judy Wagner (New Orleans, LA) has taken the lead of the second-half of the DRF NHC Tour with 4,727 points.. Paul Parker (Norcross, GA) is in second place with 4,479 points. Mark McGuire (Newbury, Park, CA) is maintaining his top spot on the full Leader Board with Mark Streiff (Mission Veijo, CA) remaining in second-place.

Click here to view the overall full Leader Board standings.

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

Name 2H LB Points Name Full LB Points
Judy Wagner 4,727 Mark McGuire 11,217
Paul Parker 4,479 Mark Streiff 10,816
Emad Himaya 3,954 Rhonda Sylvester 10,186
Nick Noce 3,918 Christopher Larmey 9,349
Dan Shugar 3,893 Edmund Teicht  8,984

 

NHC Player Profile Patrick Gianforte

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Patrick will be making his 9th appearance at the NHC.  He qualified for this year’s event on July 14 at  Hawthorne Racecourse.  Patrick is married with three children and six grandchildren.

Patrick’s favorite wager is the Pic 6.   You will able to see why after reading Patrick’s complete NHC player bio. Click here to read.

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.

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