Cowboy Cadillac named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

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Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comCowboy Cadillac showed his late kick to win the fourth race at Oaklawn Park Saturday afternoon in a race for $5,000 claimers. The one mile event was for horses winless in the last three months. The chestnut gelding began to advance approaching the quarter pole and was 2 lengths behind the early pacesetter with a 1/16 of a mile to go. Cowboy Cadillac ran on to win by more than a length. Veteran rider Jon Court lost his whip during the procession but it made no difference as the 7 year old earned his tenth career victory. Sired by the obscure stallion Booklet, the Al Gates trainee recorded his third lifetime win in Hot Springs and broke the $100,000 career earnings barrier. Owned by Eugenia Thompson, Cowboy Cadillac has finished in the money 22 times from 54 career starts.

-Art Parker

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Rich Nilsen is a 12-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He recently won a $24,000 package into the 2016 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. A former executive with Brisnet.com, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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