NHC Mentoring Program holly short
NHC Contest play is completely different than many other contests that you may be familar with. The trick is to pick winners. If you are new to contest play, you have the ability to learn from some of the most talented and successful horseplayers in the game.
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Thank you for putting me in contact with John.
He spent well over an hour sharing his knowledge and expertise on the tournament scene. He was able to give ideas how to build my knowledge and ways to improve my expertise. Along with a nice gentleman and very giving of his time.
Our discussion has given me more confidante and game plan to more comfortable in the tournament format and will increase my time and financial commitment.
Greg L. , Mentor: John Fisher
Meet the Mentors
Paul (MA) is a university professor and a 12 time NHC Qualifier. Live money, on track contest player who has qualified at Keeneland multiple times. 2nd place finisher at 2014 BCBC.
Trey (TX) is an attorney and a 16 year NHC Qualifier.
Jonathon (TX) is the 2015 NHC Tour Champion. He is an avid contest player, focusing primarily on on track contests.
Chris Larmey (WA) – Class of 2018 NHC Hall of Fame Inductee, NHC Players’ Committee Chairman, 14 year qualifier, can follow his tweets @derby1592
Judy Wagner (LA) – NTRA Board of Directors, member of the Louisiana Racing Commission, NHC Players’ Committee, 2nd place finisher 2009 NHC Tour, NHC Champion 2001.
Paul Shurman (NY) – 2011 NHC Tour Champion, Players’ Committee, 16 year qualifier
Hal Wafer (AZ) – NHC Players’ Committee, enjoys playing with friends on-track
Ellen Patrick (TX) – 2016 Treasure Island Last Chance Tournament winner (first female to win it), excellent online and ontrack player from Dallas, TX
Scott Carson (NY) – finished 5th at NHC2018, operator of PublicHandicapper.com, 10 year qualifier, east coast expert
Monte Engler (NY) – has won his way to the NHC multiple times by finishing in the top 150 of the NHC Tour Leaderboard without qualifying ontrack or online
Ray Arsenault (Canada) – 2017 NHC Champion, fan favorite from Canada, specializes ontrack
Robin Buser (NJ) – lawyer from NJ, online and ontrack expert, qualified 8 times
John Fisher (FL) – fan favorite from Leesburg, FL, retired Boeing engineer, 8 year qualifier
Dennis Decauwer (CA) – vice-chairman Players’ Committee, west coast specialist, loves ontrack
Ross Gallo (FL) – NHC Players’ Committee, dad and brother play – family affair, 12 time qualifier