national handicapping championship

Doyle quits day job, wins NHC

Not exactly at retirement age, 49-year-old John Doyle left his job as an IBM account executive in Scottsdale, Ariz. to become a professional horseplayer. So far, the choice has paid off as Doyle won the National Handicapping Tournament in Las Vegas over the past weekend and with it a $500,000 check. Not a bad beginning […]

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NHC winner: John Doyle of Scottsdale, AZ

Press Release John Doyle of Scottsdale, Ariz., won the $500,000 first-place prize and title of DRF/NTRA Handicapper of the Year at the 12th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Saturday night. The 49-year-old Doyle, a longtime IBM account executive who resigned to become a fulltime horseplayer roughly one year ago, amassed a winning […]

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Minnesota bettor leads National Handicapping Championship

A 54-year-old salesman from Burnsville, Minnesota led the 12th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas after day one of the two-day event. Thomas Anderson hit seven winners and a big place bet to grab the lead with a score of $182.  The 301 NHC finalists make 15 mythical win and place […]

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National Handicapping Championship for record $1.1 million purse

Press Release Defending champion Brian Troop heads a record field of 305 horseplayers who will gather at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa on January 28-29 to vie for horse racing’s official title of “Handicapper of the Year” and a first-place prize of $500,000 in the $1,119,000 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC). The […]

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