The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the dates for the next Eclipse Awards ceremony and National Handicapping Championship.
Handicapping contest veteran Dave Gutfreund led the National Handicapping Championship at Treasure Island in Las Vegas after the second day Jan. 29 with a $237 bankroll.
First-time qualifier Phil Bongiovanni, a 43-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse owner from California, led the National Handicapping Championship with a $200 bankroll after the first day Jan. 28.
Steven Crist and Judy Wagner have been selected for induction to the National Handicapping Championship Hall of Fame.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed a new #NHC social media team to highlight the news, personalities and culture of the $2.75 million (estimated) Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.
Judy Wagner, the first and only horseplayers' representative on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors, was re-appointed to a three-year term at the organization's annual meeting Aug. 22 at Del Mar.
Horseplayers still seeking a berth to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will have multiple free chances online in August.
The Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas, will be held Jan. 28-30, 2016.
John O'Neil of Huntington Station, N.Y., topped a field of 606 entrants to win the $800,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as at the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25
A record field of 606 entrants will compete for more than $2.36 million, the largest purse in handicapping tournament history, and an Eclipse Award at the 16th National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25.
Political strategist and commentator James Carville, actress and model Bo Derek, and former NBA coach and ESPN/ABC analyst Avery Johnson are among the participants in the $10,000 NTRA NHC Charity Challenge.
The Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship anticipates a record total purse money for the 2015 event, which will cap the 2014 contest season.
The Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, will be offered during the second weekend of the upcoming autumn meet Oct. 4-5, the track announced.
After a slow first day, Bradley Graham caught fire Aug. 7 to win the two-day "Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge," taking down the top prize of $110,000.
Dr. John Ferraro, a 65-year-old oncologist from Clifton Park, N.Y., won a fractional interest in a 2-year-old racing prospect syndicated and managed by Sovereign Stable in a prize drawing held July 17.
Estimated prize money for the National Handicapping Championship finals in 2015 will total $2 million, up about 25% from this year, officials said June 19.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced May 9 that the National Handicapping Championship will see a 13% purse increase to $1.8 million.
Jose Arias of Bell Gardens near Los Angeles topped a field of 500 to win the 15th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 26 in Las Vegas.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association released the rules for the 2014 Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Championship Tour Jan. 22. Signups for the 2014 DRF NHC Tour are being accepted here.
Handicapping tournaments are an important growth area for horse racing, say racetrack officials and horse players. One professional handicapper urges the industry not to stop here but to push forward with exchange wagering.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Aug. 14 that registration is open for the Sovereign Stable Free NHC Online Contest to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at games.ntra.com.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Treasure Island Las Vegas announced that the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Las Vegas property in 2014.
When top tournament handicappers gather for the National Handicapping Championship finals in January 2014, they will encounter a new format that will add a third day of competition.
The 10th annual Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Championship will be held in January, 2009, in Las Vegas, and carries with it a $500,000 first prize, and an Eclipse Award as Handicapper of the Year to the winner.
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