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Win an entry in both the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge on October 6 at Hawthorne Racecourse.  Click here for contest details.

The fifth annual Lone Star Park Handicapping Series will conclude this weekend. Click here to view the qualifiers for the October 6 Championship.  Good luck to all the participants!

Horestourneys.com will be hosting several online events in October.  Three NHC berths are guaranteed for this Sunday’s October 7 contest.  Click here to enter.

Surfside Race Place will be conducting its next series of NHC qualifiers the weekend of October 12-14.  The Friday mini tournament will be followed by a two-day contest.  Click here for Surfside Race Place contest information.

NHCQualify.com is hosting two events this month, October 14 and 20.  Three NHC berths are guaranteed and a  maximum of six NHC berths will be awarded in these $160 one-day qualifiers.

Keeneland is hosting a NHC/BCBC contest on October 14.  This contest is SOLD OUT.  However, you can still enjoy the great racing during the October 5-27 Keeneland Race Meet.

DRF Bets is conducting an online event awarding three NHC berths on October 20.  Details coming soon!

Thistledown is hosting a live event on October 27.  A minimum of 75 players must be registered by October 23.  Get registered today!  Click here for the official rules.

TwinSpires.com satellite qualifiers are running every Wednesday-Sunday.  Click here for the online schedule and contest details.


Bill Holobowski, also known as NJHorseplayer, is entered for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4.  He is raising funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Click here to make a donation.


NHC presenting sponsor Sovereign Stable is offering shares in an exciting New York-bred filly, Fashionation.  This good looking yearling was purchased at the recently completed Keeneland September Sale and is by a top sire (City Zip) out of a stakes-winning mare that has produced nine winners.  The purses in New York are higher than ever before and the New York Bred program is very robust as well. Click here for details on this opportunity.


Curtis Meyer (Parker, CO) remains in the number one spot on the second-half Leader Board.  Ron Rippey, 2006 NHC Champion, moved into the fifth position of the second-half Leader Board and earned his birth to the 2013 NHC this past weekend on NHCQualify.com.

The Leader Boards are incomplete, as we have yet to receive the complete results from Kentucky Downs.

Click here to view the overall full Leader Board standings.

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

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

Name 2H LB Points Name Full LB Points
Curtis Meyer 8,498 Mark Streiff 13,854
Mark Streiff 6,876 Mark McGuire 13,690
Jacque Hong 6,121 Christopher Larmey 11,288
Cheryl McIntyre 5,494 Rhonda Sylvester 10,186
Ron Rippey 5,475 Edmund Teicht  8,984


NHC Player Profile Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine

Stephen is from Thousand Oaks, CA.  This will be his first time at the NHC.  He is one of the 35 voters in the USTA weekly standardbred top 10 poll.

Click here to read Stephen’s complete NHC player biography.

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.

Michele Ravencraft