AGOS Claimer of the Week: Son of Birdstone

Golden Rings gets the gold once again

Golden Rings easily defeated his $5,000 claiming rivals in the second race at Laurel Friday afternoon by a half-dozen lengths. Golden Rings has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The son of Belmont winner Birdstone covered the 8 1/2 furlongs in 1:46.53 over a fast main track to secure his eighth career victory. Ridden by apprentice Kali Francois, the chestnut gelding scored his third straight win and returned $3.20 to his backers. The 5 year old is trained by Kieron Magee and has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 15 races from 23 lifetime outings. Owned by Cornelius Ridgely, Golden Rings has now accumulated over $158,000 in his career.

AGOS Claimer of the Week: It’s Angie’s time at the Big A

the Big A race horse Time for Angie waited patiently behind the early leader, battled, and worked her way to her fifth consecutive victory by taking the fourth race at Aqueduct last Friday afternoon. It was the eleventh career win for the mare that has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The California bred defeated $12,500 claimers and covered the 6 furlongs in 1:13.32. The 5 year old returned $5.00 to her supporters once the race was official. The daughter of Time to Get Even was ridden to victory by Kendrick Carmouche and is owned by the Drawing Away Stable. She is trained by Paul Barrow, who claimed her on February 11. Time for Angie has now finished in the money (top 3) 17 times from 27 career races. Her lifetime earnings now exceed $290,000.

AGOS Claimer of the Week: Storm at Penn National

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.com Seven Storms stalked the early leaders from a close position, took command at the top of the stretch and romped to an easy 5 length victory to win the sixth race at Penn National last Thursday night for her eighth career victory. Seven Storms has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The daughter of Storm Wolf covered the mile event in 1:40.51 over a fast track and returned $10.00 to her backers. Ridden by Maria Remedio, the 5 year old has finished in the money (top 3) 22 times from 36 career races. The bay mare is trained by Alfredo Velazquez. She is owned by Charles Orfe and has now accumulated $135,000 in career earnings.

AGOS Claimer of the Week: 116 Length Comeback?

Big Glich in Philadelphia

Glich, beaten by a combined 116 horse racing lengths in his four previous starts, set the pace all the way and held on to win the third race at PARX Saturday afternoon. Glich, whose victory paid bettors a whopping $119.20 for a ticket of just two bucks, has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The Maryland bred stopped the timer at 1:52.83 for the mile and 1/16 event on the main dirt track and was ridden by Hector Caballero. The victory over $5,000 claimers was the fifth in the career of Glich. The son of Scipion has finished in the money (top three finishers) 16 times in 39 lifetime races, and is trained by Victor Collazo. The 5 year old gelding is owned by V.E. Collazo and has earned over $133,000 in his career.

Claimer of the Week: PA bred takes claiming honors

PARX Casino racing logo

PARX Casino racing logo

Shaunna Alexandra slipped through on the inside at the top of the stretch and drove on to win the seventh race at PARX Saturday afternoon. Shaunna Alexandra has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The 6 year old covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.35 over a good track that was muddy most of the day and defeated $25,000 optional claimers in the process. She returned $6.20 to her backers once her sixth career victory was official. She was ridden by regular rider O. P. Hernandez. The daughter of Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 17 of her 20 career races. Owned and trained by Patricia Farro, the bay mare has now accumulated more than $287,000 in her lifetime.

Claimer of the Week: Aqueduct Runner Leads the Way

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comSummit County broke sharply and led the entire way to win the first race at Aqueduct on Saturday in the mud. The gelding defeated $12,500 claimers at 1 1/16th miles and stopped the timer in 1:47.60. The 5 year old returned $13.20 to his supporters after his fifth career victory was made official. Claimed by trainer Gustavo Rodriguez from his previous race, the son of Any Given Saturday was ridden to victory by Jose Ortiz. Owned by Vincent Scuderi, the bay has finished in the money (top three finishers) 14 times from 32 races and earned $144,000 in his career.

Claimer of the Week: They Followed the Dude

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comHesa Big Dude broke alertly and took the field coast to coast in the seventh race at Woodbine last Wednesday night, and has been named this week’s agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The son of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus covered the 7 panels in 1:23.59 and won by a length on Toronto’s polytrack. The victory over $8,000 claimers marked the fifth career win for the gelding ridden by Eurico Da Silva, and he returned $21.40 to his backers. Owned and trained by Kevin Attard, the 4 year old has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 12 of 21 career races and has accumulated $109,000 in lifetime earnings.

A “Fine” performance claims weekly honors

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comClosing from mid-pack and getting to the wire in the final strides, Fine won the first race at Presque Isle Downs last Wednesday night and has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The 5 year old gelding notched his seventh career victory over $7,500 claimers and returned a whopping $51.00 to his backers. The son of Flatter covered the one mile and 70 yards in 1:44.02 over the Tapeta surface. Fine was ridden by Nathan Vickers and is trained by Crystal Cain. He has finished in the money 15 times from 32 career outings. Fine is owned by Fred Richison and has earned $125,000 in his career.

A Star goes Coast to Coast – Takes Claimer of the Week

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comStar of Sarava led every pole in the second race at Aqueduct last Monday and won by a neck to take the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week honors. The 6 year old defeated a field of $12,500 claimers on the inner track at the Big A and covered a mile in 1:38.98 for his sixth career victory. The Florida bred was ridden masterfully by apprentice Emmanuel Esquivel and paid $11.80 to his supporters. The gelding sired by Sarava is trained by Bruce Levine and owned by Saul and Max Kupferberg. Star of Sarava has now earned $148,000 from 23 lifetime starts and has finished in the money 15 times.

Old Gray Mare does it at Turfway – Wins Claimer of the Week

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comIzzaeven won the second race at Turfway Park Friday night and has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The gray mare was the last to leave the gate and the first to cross the wire in the one mile starter allowance race, eligible only for those past starters of $5,000 or less. The 7 year old covered the mile on Turfway’s polytrack in 1:41.97 and returned a handsome $25.20 to her backers. It was her first start for her new trainer, Sergio Baez, since she was claimed in January. She was ridden to her tenth career victory by Albin Jimenez and is owned by the Big Cat Stable. The daughter of Even the Score has finished in the money (top 3) 23 of 46 times and has accumulated lifetime earnings of $109,000.

-Art Parker