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At the NHC, Kinchen Plays for $2.5 Million

When the National Handicapping Championship kicks off later today at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, more than 500 players will take a shot at the $800,000 prize. One of them, Jonathon Kinchen, will be playing for considerably more than that–$2 million more to be exact. The winner of the 2015 National Handicapping Championship tour, Kinchen…

Horseplayers Brings Handicapping To Reality TV

How do you handicap a horse race? It depends on whom you ask. In Esquire TV’s new reality series Horseplayers, viewers will see both traditional and unorthodox approaches to wagering as cameras follow seven men trying to qualify for the National Handicapping Tournament, held next week in Las Vegas. Team Rotondo will show viewers the tried-and-true. Peter…

Brian Nadeau, 2013 Saratoga #Huddie Winner

Guests posts don’t often appear here, but when the Brooklyn Backstretch house handicapper takes down a contest, it’s worth making an exception. Brian Nadeau, who regularly handicaps the Triple Crown trail here, won this summer’s #Huddie contest at Saratoga, and author/handicapper/editor Peter Thomas Fornatale, who’s currently working on a book about handicapping contests, talked to…