NHC Mentor 2017-08-23T13:30:42+00:00

NHC Mentoring Program

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.

Fill out the form below and we will connect you with a mentor.

  • We cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred mentor, but we will do our best to place you with your preference, if you have one.
  • In order to provide you with the best mentor for your goals, please let us know what type of mentoring you would like help on. ie: online play, how to place bets, racetracks on east coast, etc).

Meet the Mentors

Jonathon Kinchen

Jonathon (TX) is the 2016 NHC Tour Champion. He is an avid contest player, focusing primarily on on track contests.

Chris Larmey

Chris Larmey (WA) – NHC Players’ Committee Chairman, 13 year qualifier, can follow his tweets @derby1592

Judy Wagner

Judy Wagner (LA) – NTRA Board of Directors, member of the Louisiana Racing Commission, NHC Players’ Committee, 2nd place finisher 2009 NHC Tour

Paul Shurman

Paul Shurman (NY) – 2011 NHC Tour Champion, Players’ Committee, 16 year qualifier

Hal Wafer

Hal Wafer (AZ) – NHC Players’ Committee, enjoys playing with friends on-track

Ellen Patrick

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

Scott Carson (NY) – operator of PublicHandicapper.com, 9 year qualifier, east coast expert

Monte Engler

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

Ray Arsenault (Canada) – 2017 NHC Champion, fan favorite from Canada, specializes ontrack

Robin Buser

Robin Buser (NJ) – lawyer from NJ, online and ontrack expert, qualified 7 times

John Fisher

John Fisher (FL) – fan favorite from Leesburg, FL, retired Boeing engineer, 7 year qualifier

Dennis Decauwer

Dennis Decauwer (CA) – vice-chairman Players’ Committee, west coast specialist, loves ontrack

Ross Gallo

Ross Gallo (FL) – NHC Players’ Committee, dad and brother play – family affair, 12 time qualifier