Allan Sadler Wins $40,000 in Overlaid $100,000 Game in which Runners Up Prospered Elsewhere Too; Luke Peltz’s Giant Score has him Monmouth Bound (Weekend Recap May 18-20)

The crummy weather in Baltimore on Preakness Day seemed to do a couple of things. It created a surface at Pimlico that generated a lot of short-priced winners—and the uncertainty of slop and boggy turf contributed to a reduced field in our Preakness Day $100,000 Guaranteed tourney. But HorseTourneys’ misfortune meant good fortune for contest players…in the form of a positive-expectation contest run at a 1.3% overlay to participants.

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Adam Thoutt, Anthony Trezza and Ken Seeman Multi-Table Their Way to Dual Weekend Successes (Weekend Recap May 11-13)

The notion that tournaments reward those who are great, not good, is already baked into contest play with top prizes reserved for those who finish only at or near the top. Many players take this fundamental concept to the next level by playing multiple tournaments in a single day. Three of them—Adam Thoutt, Anthony Trezza and Ken Seeman—profited handsomely from that practice this past weekend.

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Dry Spells Can Be Fun—When They’re Somebody Else’s

How great is Bob Baffert? Two of the most exciting things I’ve seen in racing over the past 30 years are American Pharoah’s 2015 Triple Crown after 37 years of waiting and Justify’s shattering of the Apollo Curse last Saturday. I don’t mean to equate the two achievements—American Pharoah’s is obviously far greater—but I’ve always felt extra excitement at events that end historic droughts…no matter what the sport.

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Sunday’s Up-to-$30,000 Pick & Pray and 2-Seat-Guaranteed Qualifier to The BIG One Highlight Kentucky Derby Weekend

It’s hardly your typical featured schedule at HorseTourneys this weekend. We’ll have plenty of action on Saturday—Derby Day—but since we don’t have the ability to use Churchill Downs races in our tourneys, and since the Derby card is (understandably) what the majority of people will be following on Saturday, we will be offering our top featured events only on Friday and (primarily) Sunday this week so that no one misses out on important tourneys they would otherwise want to play.

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Richer Friday Pick & Pray, Two Saratoga Tourneys and First Chance at Del Mar Handicapping Challenge Highlight Featured Weekend Action

Saratoga and Del Mar. To many horseplayers, the two tracks go hand-in-hand due to their similar positions on the racing calendar. They also go hand in hand with respect to this weekend’s featured schedule at HorseTourneys because they take important new positions on our bill of fare.

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