“Hot” Mr. Rod named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comMr. Rod has set Woodbine’s Polytrack on fire recently. Claimed for $6,250 on the second day of the meeting by trainer Scott Fairlie, Mr. Rod stepped out a couple of weeks later to blister an $8,000 field by 4 lengths. Last Wednesday (May 16) the 6 year old horse did the same to a field of $10,000 claimers in the Toronto night and won by more than 2 lengths. Ridden by Todd Kabel, Mr. Rod ran the 6 panels in an impressive 109.44 and paid $9.20 to win. Owned by Ace Racing Stable the dark bay recorded his sixth career victory and has finished in the money 13 times from 32 career starts. Mr. Rod’s lifetime earnings now exceed $200,000.

— Art Parker

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with Brisnet.com and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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