Handicapping Software Pioneer Passes

I worked with Gary Hall for many years and had regular meetings with him by phone right up until the time I left BRIS in May of 2011. I stayed in contact with Gary after leaving and knew that he had some serious health issues. Just last year he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary and was excited about developing a new version of his powerful handicapping program.

BRIS posted the following notice about Gary Hall’s passing. He will be remembered fondly.

Gary Hall of ALL-Ways passes

Gary Hall Sr., the former National Computer Systems executive who developed ALL-Ways handicapping software, died on Saturday in Minneapolis from complications related to Thyroid Cancer. He was 70.

Under the banner of his Frandsen Publishing, Hall designed ALL-Ways and began working with Brisnet.com in 1995 to market the product. Hall remained intimately involved with the software and its customers. His monthly newsletters continue to be among the most popular editorial content on both Brisnet and TwinSpires.com

“Gary was not only the developer of the most successful handicapping software ever offered through BRIS but also a tremendous person to work with as a partner,” said Brisnet.com Vice President Happy Broadbent. “He cared so much about his ALL-Ways Software and the success of the product.”

Hall loved putting his handicapping software to work, and he was a frequent visitor to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, with his wife of 51 years, Jill. They had four children together, and Hall is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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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 Brisnet.com and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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