daily racing form/ntra national handicapping championship

Hawthorne Rejoins NTRA, Returns Illinois Derby To Racing Schedule

Hawthorne Race Course, the nation’s fourth-oldest racetrack, located in the Chicagoland townships of Cicero and Stickney, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Hawthorne has emerged as one of the leading destinations for NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifying contests in recent years and will further expand on that position thanks to discounted NTRA […]

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Canadian Arsenault Wins $800,000 First Prize In National Handicapping Championship

Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto, entered the Final Table as the leader and widened his advantage throughout the afternoon to win the $800,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as Horseplayer of the Year at this weekend’s 18th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas. The NHC had […]

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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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‘Ubercapper’ Ellis Starr Takes Tito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge

Ellis Starr, the national racing analyst for Equibase also known as Ubercapper, won the third annual Tito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) as part of the 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas with a final mythical bankroll of $84.20. Publicist […]

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NHC: ‘Skill Is There But You Have To Be Lucky, Too’

When Stanley Bavlish finished ninth in last year’s DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, it marked the best finish ever by a former champion. In fact, to show how difficult the attempt to win a second NHC, Bavlish last year was the only one of seven former champs to make the cut of the top 10 percent […]

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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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Celebrities, Media Compete In Charity Handicapping Challenge At NHC

Defending champion Matt Bernier of Daily Racing Form and NBC Sports tops a field of more than 40 celebrities and media types invited to compete in Saturday’s third annual Tito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge to benefit Old Friends, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and nonprofit causes to be selected by both the winner and Tito’s. The invitation-only online […]

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