Nawlins’ runner named Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comRicky Bobby captured the fifth race at Fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon and has been named the Claimer of the Week. The 6 year old traveled in mid-pack before taking command near the half mile pole, and then cruised to a 3 length win under rider C.J. McMahon. The chestnut gelding covered the One Mile and 70 yards event in 1:46.26 over a good track. The sixth lifetime win by the son of Barkerville over state bred $5,000 claimers was his first of 2012. The winner returned $10.60 to his supporters. Ricky Bobby is owned by Horace Charles and trained by Patricia West. In his career, Ricky Bobby has now earned over $66,000. He has finished in the money 15 of 33 races.

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