That’s Gambling

It has been three days since “Fourgate” (full credit to Justin Dew, who I believe was the first to coin that term), but people are still buzzing about it. As we await word on how the NTRA will settle the issue, it is somewhat interesting to take a step back and gauge people’s reaction to last Saturday’s free NHC qualifier at HorsePlayers. Or…if nothing else…it’s a way to pass the time.

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Tommy “The Hammer” Massis Wins Keeneland NHC/BCBC Challenge

(Courtesy of Keeneland)

Tommy Massis of Toronto is truly the King of Keeneland Contests. On Sunday, he rode a $1,000 win bet on 19-1 shot Bella Noire in Keeneland’s 4th race to a win in the BCBC-NHC Challenge. Tommy’s winning total of $20,800 bested 2nd place finisher Blake Jessee of Carmel, IN by nearly $8,000.

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Jeffrey Harryman Wins Laurel Champions Tournament

Jeffrey Harryman turned a starting bankroll of $200 into $2,214.50 to win the Laurel Champions Tournament at Laurel Park on Saturday, August 18. Harryman won a $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entry, a cash bonus of $2,790, plus his final bankroll total was his to keep. His total return: cash and prizes worth $15,004.50.

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HorseTourneys Qualifier Dennis Montoro Goes All-in to Capture $250,000 Del Mar Challenge

(courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

Dennis Montoro, 32, from New York City, went all-in in the last race with a $7,000 win bet on #2, 5-1 Raven Creek, to finish with $42,000 and win the July 28-29 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Montoro qualified to the Del Mar Challenge from a $400 feeder contest on HorseTourneys, essentially turning a $400 investment into more than $135,000 in cash and prizes.

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Keeneland Grade One Gamble Taken By John Kimove

(Courtesy of Keeneland)

John Kimove of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, made a big move in the 9th and final race on Keeneland’s Sunday card, cashing $1,058 Win and $400 Win/Place wagers on Ironclad, and a $420 Exacta 4/8 and $5 trifecta 4/8/9 for total winnings of $17,963 on one race. His total of $19,963 nipped second place finisher Ross Szlasa of Mooresville, NC, who also hit big on the last race to post a total of $17,710.

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