NHC News - 11/30/2012

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MARK STREIFF AND EDMUND TEICHT WIN $5000 NHC TOUR BONUS MONEY
Mark Streiff (Mission Viejo, CA) won his second $5000 Daily Racing Form NHC Tour bonus onNovember 18.  Mark has won three NHC Qualifiers this year, one at Surfside Race Place and two on Horsetourneys.com.  He is currently leading the overall NHC Tour Leader Board.  Edmund Teicht (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) won his second NHC Qualifier at Aqueduct on November 24.  

Currently five NHC Tour members have won the $5000 bonus for finishing first in more than one qualifier.  Mark Streiff and Mark McGuire have both won $10,000 each for finishing first in two NHC contests.  

BETTY CHRISTIAN WINS THE TWINSPIRES ONLINE HANDICAPPING SERIES
The TwinSpires Online Handicapping Series began in April of this year and ended on November 24 awarding twenty NHC Tour members a seat to the guaranteed $1.5 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, presented by Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island.

Click here to read the Bloodhorse.com commentary,  "Detroit Race Course started her path toward TSOHS win" by Ed DeRosa.  

FIVE ON-TRACK NHC CONTESTS IN DECEMBER
Keeneland and Turfway Park will be hosting back-to-back NHC qualifiers this weekend, December 1-2.  Keeneland's event will take place on Saturday, December 1.  The entry fee is $150.  Click here for event details and registration form.  Turfway Park will be awarding three NHC seats on Sunday, December 2.  Click here for Turfway Park contest information.

Fair Grounds is hosting a "Beat the Champs" contest on December 15.  Three seats for NHC 14 will be awarded and cash prizes will be paid out to all players who finish ahead of past NHC Champions and Louisiana natives, Judy Wagner and Michael Beychok.  Click here for details and entry form.

Surfside Race Place will be hosting the last NHC events to earn NHC Tour points in 2012.  A maximum of nine NHC berths will be awarded over the December 28-30 weekend.  Click here for more details.

NHCQUALIFY.COM TO AWARD A MAXIMUM OF THIRTY-SIX NHC SEATS IN DECEMBER
NHCQualify.com
 will be hosting three $400 one-day NHC qualifiers on December 1, 15 and 29. Entries will be capped at 200 and a maximum of 10 NHC seats will be awarded per contest. NHCQualify.com will be hosting a $160 qualifier on December 8. Entries will be capped at 300 and a maximum of 6 NHC seats will be awarded.

LAME DUCK SESSION OF CONGRESS COULD HAVE TAX IMPLICATIONS FOR HORSEPLAYERS

NTRA CEO Alex Waldrop reports that the NTRA legislative team in Washington, DC, is closely monitoring actions under consideration in the lame duck session of Congress to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Actions by Congress could have impacts on tax withholding, mandatory reporting levels and itemized deductions. Click here to read more.

ECLIPSE AWARDS CHAMPIONS WEEK AT GULFSTREAM PARK TO FEATURE 'FIRST-CHANCE, LAST CHANCE' NHC QUALIFIER
Come join the Eclipse Awards festivities at Gulfstream Park the week of January 15-21, 2013.  The week will conclude with a two-day NHC contest awarding two Championship berths to NHC 2013 or 2014.  Click here for the Eclipse Awards schedule of events.  Contact Brian Skirka for NHC qualifier info at brian.skirka@gulfstreampark.com.  A discount on Eclipse Awards seats will be given to 2013 NHC Tour players participating in the Gulfstream Park NHC qualifier.  Contact Michele Ravencraft at 859-422-2657 for more information.


2013 DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA NATIONAL HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
The 2013 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, presented by Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island will take place on January 25-26.  All materials below are subject to change.

Click here to view the 2013 NHC Schedule of Events.
Click here to read the 2013 NHC Official Rules.
Click here for the 2013 NHC Eligible Contest Tracks.

DAILY RACING FORM
 NHC TOUR LEADER BOARDS

Curtis Meyer (Parker, CO) is leading the second-half Leader Board with 11,410 points.  Mark Streiff (Mission Viejo, CA) is leading the full Leader Board with 16,853 points.

Click here to view the overall full Leader Board standings.
Click here to view the second-half full Leader Board standings.

NHC berths are guaranteed to the top 100 finishers on the 2012 NHC Tour full Leader Board.  Currently there are ten players that are in the top 100 that have not qualified online or on-track in 2012.  How many points you need to accelerate into the top 100?  Click here to view the Top 100 Leader Board standings.
 

Name  2H LB Points Name  Full LB Points
Curtis Meyer 11,410 Mark Streiff 16,853
Mark Streiff 9,880 Mark McGuire 13,804
Cheryl McIntyre 7,594 Curtis Meyer 13,125
Jacque Hong 7,521 Edmund Teicht 12,258
Judy Wagner 6,477 Christopher Larmey 12,089

 

NHC Player Profile Matt Bernier
Matt Bernier

Matt Bernier is a realtor from West Springfield, MA.  This is Matt's first time qualifying for the NHC.  He won the DRF  Breeders' Cup Challenge.

Click here to read Matt's complete NHC player biography.

 

Feel free to contact me anytime throughout the year with questions or feedback on the NHC and NHC Tour.  I can be reached at 859.422.2657 or email me at mravencraft@ntra.com.

Michele Ravencraft

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