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The Notebook September 11, 2013

NHC News




Name: Lee Geraghty

Orange County, Calif.

Business Control Manager, Sony Pictures

Favorite Track: 
Santa Anita

Favorite Wager: 

Qualifying Site:

How did you first get into horse racing? My husband took me to Los Alamitos racetrack for dinner at this beautiful restaurant and to watch the races. He gave me the ticket for the first race he wagered on that night. It won and paid over $3,000. I was hooked.

How many times have you previously qualified for the DRF/NTRA NHC? I have qualified for the past nine or 10 years in a row.

What is your best finish in a handicapping tournament, and what is your largest tournament payout? I have finished first in many tournaments over the years but the highest finish with the highest payout was my third-place finish at the Fall Classic in Las Vegas. I won $49,000.

What wager created the largest payout for you? A few years back while at a handicapping contest I played the pick six and MAGNA 5 all in the same day using the same races (well five for MAGNA and 6 for the pick 6) and won both. We took home over $45,000. This is the same contest where I placed third overall and won the $49,000 prize.

What is your most memorable horse racing experience? Seeing Zenyatta run in person at Santa Anita.

Does anyone else in your family share your enthusiasm as a horseplayer?  Yes, everyone in our family plays the horses and participates in handicapping contests.

What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of? My marriage and friendship to my best friend, Kevin, whom I love and look forward to spending time with each and every day. 

What would you do with the NHC grand prize if you won? I would pay off everything, buy Kevin and my family whatever they wanted and treat everyone at the NHC awards dinner to champagne and hot warm chocolate chip cookies as a thank you!



NEW!  Santa Anita - Sept. 28 - Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 - Sept. 15 (NEW) & 28

Barrett's Race Meet at Fairplex Park - Sept. 13, 14 & 15 - Sept. 14, 21, 22 (NEW) & 29

Arlington Park - Sept. 14-15

Monmouth Park - Sept. 15

Mountaineer Park - Sept. 15

$100,000 First-Place Guaranteed Players Challenge - Sept. 20-21

Arlington OTB - Sept. 21-22

DRF Bets - Sept. 28 - Details coming soon.


Click here for a recap of The Big One at Ellis Park - Aug. 31- Sept. 1


Click here
for the current 2013-2014 NHC Tour schedule.

Click here for an alphabetical list of current 2013 NHC qualifiers.

Click here for the overall 2013 DRF NHC Tour Leader Board.

Click here for the 2013 DRF NHC Tour First-Half Leader Board. The First-Half Leader Board standings will be official Monday, August 5. The top eight finishers will receive cash prizes. 

Click here to join the 2013 DRF NHC Tour.


Click here to take advantage of this month's NTRA Advantage discounts exclusively offered to NTRA members. 

Hope to see you on the road to the NHC!

Michele Ravencraft

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