Lisa could take down the $800,000 first prize from a pool of more than $2.5 million at NHC 17 in January. It’s a goal she’s had for more than a decade, since her husband, Jobby Blevins, qualified for NHC IV in 2003. “How much cursing do you want to put in your story?” That’s what Lisa Blevins asks before describing her reaction to earning a berth into the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping contest. She did it last Saturday with a cagey pick in the final race of a qualifier on HorseTourneys.com. Blevins moved from ninth to first when she was the only player in contention to select Hard Aces, the $17.80 winner of the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Lisa and Jobby have been together 30 years and the mutual interest in racing that brought them together has evolved into an interest in all things pari-mutuel. The couple met at Newport High School in Northern Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati. Much of their early time together was spent at Turfway Park and River Downs.