Claimer of the Week: Target is right on in Hot Springs, AR

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comWild Target raced mid-pack, advanced to challenge for the lead just before entering the stretch, and battled all the way down the lane to win by a neck in the first race at Oaklawn Park Friday afternoon. The dark bay gelding defeated $20,000 claimers in recording his sixth career victory and has been named the Claimer of the Week. The 6 year old covered the 6 furlongs over a fast track in 1:10.84 and paid a handsome $21.80 to his supporters.

Wild Target was claimed earlier in the month by trainer Ingrid Mason, who removed the blinkers prior to his winning effort, and was ridden by Julio Felix. The son of Kafwain has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 19 of 34 races. Owned by the Little Bear Racing Stables, the grandson of A.P. Indy has accumulated $286,000 in his career.

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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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