Dutrow Runner named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

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Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comDigger Karakorum, claimed in his last race by trainer Richard Dutrow, captured Aqueduct’s final race Saturday afternoon (3/3/12) to notch his seventh career victory. Ridden by Mike Luzzi the New York bred increased his career earnings to more than $150,000 after securing the winner’s share in the $7,500 event. The six year old broke alertly and stalked early leaders while staying on the rail then blasted to the lead with about 100 yards remaining, drawing off in full command. Digger Karakorum covered the six furlongs in 111.35 and paid supporters $8.20 to win. Sired by Goldminers Gold the chestnut gelding is owned by DTH Stables and has an impressive 19 in the money (top 3) finishes from 32 lifetime starts.

— 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 was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. 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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