Keyword: National Handicapping Championship

  • $3M Bonus Tied to Two Handicapping Tourneys

    A $3 million National Handicapping Championship Tour bonus will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Nov. 4-5 and the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 27-29, 2017.

  • Jonathon Kinchen

    Kinchen: Discipline Key to Handicapping

    Jonathon Kinchen will have the maximum two of more than 600 entries for the Jan. 28-30 NHC finals in Las Vegas. As a rookie last year, Kinchen finished seventh and 11th in the championship.

  • Judy Wagner

    Wagner Re-Appointed to NTRA Board

    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.

  • John O'Neil of Huntington Station, N.Y. won the National Handicapping Championship.

    74-Year-Old Horseplayer Wins 2015 NHC Title

    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

  • Record $2.36M Purse at Stake at NHC Tourney

    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.

  • Ron Rippey at the 2006 National Handicapping Championship presentation.

    Mayo, Rippey in NHC Hall of Fame

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that Mike Mayo and Ron Rippey have been selected to the inaugural class of the National Handicapping Championship Hall of Fame.

  • Horseplayer Graham Wins 'Battle of Saratoga'

    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.

  • Jose Arias

    Early Leader Arias Wins Top Handicapper Title

    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.

  • NHC Tour Registration Begins for 2014

    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.

  • Commentary

    2012 National Handicapping Championship winner Michael Beychok offers insight into preparing for the Horse Player World Series.

  • NTRA to Host Free Handicapping Contest

    NTRA will host a free online handicapping contest Jan. 28 at ntra.com that will allow fans to follow along with the action at the $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

  • Free Bris Handicapping Contest on Dec. 10

    The 13th annual Brisnet.com Handicapping Challenge Dec. 10 offers Bloodstock Research Information Services members a free opportunity to compete for a seat at the $2 million National Handicapping Championship Jan. 27-28.

  • Free Online Handicapping Tournament Aug. 13

    The "Sovereign Stable Handicapping Challenge," a free, online handicapping tournament, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13. The top finisher will receive a guaranteed berth in the National Handicapping Championship.

  • Keeneland Schedules Handicapping Contest

    On April 19, Keeneland will host the "Grade One Gamble," a live money handicapping contest that will send three people to the 2010 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

  • Online Handicapping Contest Rescheduled

    TwinSpires.com, the advance deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Inc. has rescheduled its "Biggest Vegas Qualifier Ever" online handicapping contest for Jan. 3, 2009.

  • NHC Tour Entrants Now Being Accepted

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Daily Racing Form announced Dec. 4 that signups for the 2009 NHC Tour are now being accepted at www.ntra.com/nhctour.

  • Handicapping Tourney Returns to Red Rock

    The $1-million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas next year, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said.

  • Handicapping Tour Offers $2M Bonus

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and <i>Daily Racing Form</i> have announced a National Handicapping Championship Tour that will offer additional prize money and qualifying births to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, and have launched a coalition that will target legislation related to pari-mutuel wagering.

  • NTRA Handicapping Contest To Offer Weekly Cash Prizes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced April 13 the launch of "Beat the Handicapper," a free, eight-week contest at www.ntra.com that challenges fans to correctly handicap one designated race each week.

  • Three Handicapping Contest Berths at Stake

    Fans may now register for the 2005 Claiming Crown Handicapping Contest keyed to the July 16 Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. The online contest challenges handicappers to pick one horse in each of the 11 live races run that day.

  • CDI Offers $1M Handicapping Bonus to Club Members

    Churchill Downs Inc. will offer a $1-million bonus to a Twin Spires Club member that wins of one of the company's qualifying tournaments and the 2006 <i>Daily Racing Form</i>/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

  • ESPN Airs Handicapping Contest Sunday

    Trying to piggyback on the phenomenal success of televised poker, the racing industry has high hopes for ESPN's one-hour program covering the National Handicapping Championship, which will air Sunday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. ET.

  • Iowan Wins National Handicapping Contest

    Kent Meyer, a 38-year-old landlord from Sioux City, Iowa, originally had plane reservations to return home early from the $240,000 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Instead, he had 100,000 reasons to stick around.