Turfway Runner takes Claiming Honors

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comBig Flirt wore down the leader to win by a neck in the eighth race at Turfway Park Friday and has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The 7 year old stalked the leaders in mid-pack and made his move near the quarter pole under veteran rider Eddie Zuniga. The son of Macho Uno covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.30 on the Florence, Kentucky all weather surface and returned $8.00 to his supporters. With his win in the $8,000 claiming race, the tough gelding recorded his ninth lifetime win from 52 starts. Trained by Jamie Grubbs, Big Flirt has now accumulated $119,000 in his career and finished in the money 30 times. He has a particular fondness for Turfway Park where he has finished in the money 9 of 14 races. Big Flirt is owned by James Wright.

– by Art Parker, author of Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns

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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 Brisnet.com and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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