AGOS Claimer of the Week: Winter Games a Winner at Big A

winter horse racing Winter Games, laid off since last summer in Indiana, placed forwardly early and then battled to win the third race at Aqueduct (Big A) last Thursday afternoon by a half-length. The son of 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy has been named the Claimer of the Week. The 6 year old defeated $32,000 claimers at a mile over the inner track in 1:38.58. Ridden by Manuel Franco, the gelding returned $6.60 to his backers. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Winter Games has now won 6 career races and finished in the money 11 times from 18 lifetime starts. Owned by Neal M. Allread, Winter Games has earned accumulated $218,000 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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