Claimer of the Week: The Joy of Winning

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at Live in Joy stalked the early leaders, took command at the top of the stretch and ran to victory by two lengths in the fourth race at Gulfstream Saturday afternoon. Live in Joy collected his seventh career win and has been named the Claimer of the Week. The 7 year old horse covered the 7 ½ furlongs over the grass in 1:28.92 and returned $7.80 to his supporters. Tyler Gaffalione guided the Kentucky bred to his win over $12,500 claimers. The son of Kitten’s Joy is trained by Efran Loza and has finished in the money (top three finishers) 20 times from 40 lifetime races. Live in Joy is owned by Amancio Alonso and has now accumulated $267,000 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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