Artificial surface specialist honored with Claiming Award

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comAfter easily winning the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs last Wednesday night, I’am Toorific was named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The dark bay mare seized the lead when the gate opened under rider Ricardo Feliciano and led the field every step of the way in the $5,000 claiming event over a mile as the favorite. The six year old mare stopped the timer at 1:38.53 for her third win of 2013 and returned $5.00 to her supporters. Owned by Anne Walsh and trained by Ryan Walsh, the daughter of Teton Forest has fallen in love with artificial surfaces. Of her 6 career wins 5 have been on artificial surfaces. Her career earnings now exceed $94,000 and she has been in the money 14 times from 37 starts. I’am Toorific was sold at auction in 2008 for only $1,700.

— Art Parker, author of Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns

Share this with your horse racing friends
Handicapping tips from agameofskill.com

Subscribe

* indicates required





Email Format


About Editor

Rich Nilsen is an 18-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 twice. Rich was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. 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.

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in Claimer of the Week
Florida runner takes claiming honor

Heavy favorite Dream of Atlantis won the fourth race at Gulfstream Saturday afternoon and has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The...

Close