Claimer of the Week: Churchill lover tales claiming honors

Forty Four North stalked the early pace, took command in mid-stretch and won the fourth race at Churchill Downs last Thursday by more than five lengths. Forty Four North has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the week. It was the fifth career win for the Kentucky bred, all have been at Churchill Downs, and the 5 year old has finished in the money in all 7 of his races under the Twin Spires. The son of Arch finished the 6 furlongs in 1:11.68 and returned $8.20 to his backers. Ridden by Ricardo Santana and trained by Ron Moquett, the bay gelding has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 8 of 20 lifetime races. Owned by Southern Springs Stable, Forty Four North has accumulated over $71,000 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 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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