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U.S. Army sergeant to test handicapping skills in NHC

Updated: January 22, 2008, 7:42 PM ET
By Dave Tuley | Daily Racing Form

LAS VEGAS -- Every January when the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship comes to town, every contestant has a great story.

But there's usually one feel-good story that stands out above the crowd. Two years ago, it was William Gonsoulin Jr. of Louisiana, who qualified after losing his home in Hurricane Katrina. Last year, Michael Carlat of Las Vegas made it just months after having a stem-cell transplant and open-heart surgery.

When the 278 horseplayers compete ...

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