The 22nd time is the Charm for Tampa Bay Downs Claimer

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comPrior to last Friday, Beijing House was 0-21 at Tampa Bay Downs. All of that changed when the 9 year old veteran slipped through along the rail to get the lead just inside the furlong pole and went on to win the fifth race by a nose. The gelding stopped the clock in 1:05.38 for the 5 ½ furlong event for $5,000 claimers. The son of Mutakddim returned $16.40 to his backers. Ridden by Vernon Bush and trained by Thomas McCooey, the victory was the 13th for Beijing House. He is owned by Richard Murray and has finished in the money 29 times from 67 career races and his lifetime earnings now exceed $209,000.

-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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