Prosico named Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comAfter stopping in his previous race, Prosico did just the opposite Friday night to win the fifth event at Turfway Park. The 9-year old son of Siphon grabbed the lead right out of the gate and kept going. Prosico easily led the six furlong procession into the stretch and held off the second choice in the final furlong stopping the timer at 112.59. The $5,000 claiming race was for non winners of two races in a year. Felipe Villeda, a 10 pound bug, managed the winner like an experienced journeyman and gave owner/trainer Ronald Burch his first training win of 2012. Prosico paid a generous $55.20 to win and triggered a $19,000 plus superfecta. Purchased at auction in 2005 for $110,000, Prosico has now won 13 times and holds 29 in the money finishes from 52 lifetime starts. The bay gelding has career earnings over $220,000 lifetime.

— Art Parker

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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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