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Ksionzyk Tops Indiana Grand Qualifier To Earn NHC Berth

Scott Ksionzyk made his drive down from London, Ontario Canada worth the trip, winning the second annual National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Qualifier at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, Aug. 19. Ksionzyk bested a field of 103 entries to earn the top spot with a final tally of $133.90, just 40 cents more than second […]

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Los Alamitos Summer Qualifier Set For July 8, Offers Three Seats To NHC

The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer a cash prize and three seats to the 2018 National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money contest Saturday, July 8. Cost to enter the Los Alamitos Summer Qualifier is $400. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize […]

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Parimutuel Wagering In Nevada Expanded To Include eSports, ‘Other’

Over the holiday weekend, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed into law a bill that legalizes parimutuel wagering on “other events” than horse races, animal races and sporting events. Specifically, the bill was designed to target eSports wagering, or betting on competitive video games, according to casino.org, but it opens up the possibilities to include […]

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NHC: Arsenault Maintains Lead Headed Into Final Table

Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, maintained his position following Day 2 on Friday and leads the standings with a mythical bankroll of $320.70 following the Semifinals of the three-day 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas. The top 10 now advance to this afternoon’s Final Table […]

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NHC Rookie: ‘I’d Love To Be Back’

Barry Northern is a lifelong racing fan who has never lived more than a few miles from Churchill Downs and now works as the Kentucky Derby Museum’s assistant manager of visitor services after spending most of his adult life selling golf equipment. Northern is a first-time qualifier for the $2.9 million DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship […]

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Arsenault Vaults To The Top Of NHC Standings After Day 2 Competition

Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, sussed out four double-digit winners Saturday – including a $100 winner in Gulfstream Park’s fourth (worth the maximum $64 for contest scoring) – to vault himself atop the standings with a mythical bankroll of $289.50 entering the Semifinal round of the three-day 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Presented by […]

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NHC Rookie: ‘You’re Never Out Of It’

Barry Northern is a lifelong racing fan who has never lived more than a few miles from Churchill Downs and now works as the Kentucky Derby Museum’s assistant manager of visitor services after spending most of his adult life selling golf equipment. Northern is a first-time qualifier for the $2.9 million DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship […]

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Nufrio Leads After First Day Of National Handicapping Championship

Pat Nufrio of Belleville, N.J., leads the 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas with a $188.70 mythical bankroll after Day 1 of the three-day tournament at Treasure Island. Nufrio cashed for more than $20 five times and further padded his bankroll in five other races. As […]

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NHC Rookie Hoping To Hit Early, Get ‘Goose Egg’ Off The Board

Barry Northern, 60, is a lifelong racing fan who has never lived more than a few miles from Churchill Downs and now works as the Kentucky Derby Museum’s assistant manager of visitor services after spending most of his adult life selling golf equipment. Northern is a first-time qualifier for the $2.9 million DRF/NTRA National Handicapping […]

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Las Vegas Embraces New Realities: Can Racing Do The Same?

After a few days in Sin City for the National Handicapping Championship last weekend, it became as obvious as doubling down on 11: Las Vegas is evolving — both physically and virtually — and horse racing, as a gambling industry subset, might want to pay attention to what’s happening. For starters, the new Vegas is […]

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