An old, but attractive winner takes weekly honor

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comLast Monday a field of 7 horses filled the gate for Saratoga’s fifth race, an event for $16,000 claimers at 6 furlongs. The collective field had 249 starts and 59 wins. So, what does it take to beat a field like that? A real winner and that meant an old warrior like Attractive Ride, who whipped the field and has been named the Claimer of the Week. The 8 year old left the gate all business and led the field around the track and beat a solid, salty group by 6 lengths and stopped the timer in 1:09.75. The gelding returned $5.60 to his backers after his 19th career victory became official. The son of Candy Ride has won on all surfaces: dirt, all-weather, off tracks and turf. Ridden by Angel Rodriguez and trained by Hugh McMahon, Attractive Ride has finished in the money (top 3) a very impressive 36 times from 69 lifetime starts. Owned by Matthew Groff the tough dark bay competitor has accumulated $421,000 in career earnings.

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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 and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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