Consistent Emerald Downs runner named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

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Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comThe game and consistent mare, Perfect Pie, won the 8th race at Emerald Downs Saturday afternoon to add to her distinguished career in the northwest. The 5 year old stalked the early pacesetters, took control at the top of the stretch and held off a late challenge for her second consecutive victory. The Charlie Stenslie trainee captured the 6 furlong $20,000 claiming event in 1:10.04 and paid $ 3.80 to win. Ridden to victory by Debbie Hoonan, Perfect Pie is owned by the One Horse Will Do Corp. and Tony Loften. Sired by Tale of the Cat, Perfect Pie increased her career bankroll to more than $56,000, has won 8 races and finished in the money 13 of 18 attempts.

— Art Parker

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Rich Nilsen is a 15-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. He cashed on the NHC Tour for 2018 with a 19th overall finish. Rich was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. A former executive with, 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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