Mountaineer Claimer earns Weekly Honor

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comA veteran of the wars at Mountaineer Park captured the second race at the West Virginia venue Friday night and has been named the Claimer of the Week. Trust Me T wired a field of $7,500 claimers after a three month vacation going 5 ½ furlongs, and paid $12.40 to win. The Doug Shanyfelt trainee outlasted a stable mate and won the event by a neck, stopping the timer in 1:08.34. Ridden by high percentage jockey T.D. Houghton, the chestnut mare tallied her eighth career win, all of which have come at Mountaineer. The daughter of Trust n Luck has finished in the money 14 times from 23 lifetime starts. Trust Me T now has a career bankroll of approximately $54,000 and is owned by Jodi Kirk.
-Art Parker, author of “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns” which is now available

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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 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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