Keeneland Runner named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comStanford Dolly, an old racing warrior, made her first visit to Keeneland a productive one by capturing the third race of the Spring 2012 meeting. The 7 year old mare shipped from Gulfstream Park returning to a sprint distance and changed surfaces as well. The Bob Hess trainee sizzled through the stretch on Lexington’s artificial surface to win the $10,000 claiming event by a length. Stanford Dolly was last to leave the gate and closed 9 lengths from the quarter pole to defeat her foes. Owned by Roddy Valente and Thomas Lemme, the bay mare was ridden by top jockey Kent Desormeaux. The daughter of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Volponi recorded her 14th career win. The effort resulted in her 30th in the money finish out of 50 lifetime starts and increased her career earnings to more than $240,000. Stanford Dolly paid $9.40 to win.

— Art Parker is the author of the 2012 release “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns” available now for only $9.95

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Rich Nilsen is an 18-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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