Fantasy ‘Capping: Play Against Ray… If You Dare!

by | 07.31.2013 | 3:08pm

It's not a fair contest. A former Daily Racing Form handicapper with decades of experience, knowledge, and unmatched insight into horse racing taking on amateurs who probably think an exacta box is a place to store something. It's like Little Joe Talamo being thrown into the ring with Hulk Hogan.

But I'm willing to lower myself into the mosh pit of the unwashed masses to help demonstrate how easy it is to pick winners in this game. All for the sake of equine charity.

This serves as an invitation for you to join me, and Play Against Ray in year two of the Breeders' Cup Fantasy ‘Capping fantasy league game. You'll be playing for second place, of course, since I'll be looking at you through the rear-view mirror once this party gets started at Saturday's Whitney Handicap from Saratoga.

It's free, easy, and fun. Simply go to the website and register, then choose to join the private league named Play Against Ray. The password is paulickreport. Each week, you'll get email reminders to make your selections (past performances for the races and other information will be made available free of charge) based on a simple $20 win, place, or show bet, or a $10 exacta box (your two horses must finish first and second to win). Points are based on the winning pari-mutuel payoffs.

As an incentive, when the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Classic marks the end of the Fantasy ‘Capping season (and I am crowned the king of all Fantasy ‘Capping handicappers!), Paulick Report will make donations to the equine charities of choice for the top three finishers ($200 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third-place). We'll award some other fun prizes along the way from Ray's Treasure Trove of Turf History (souvenirs, historical track programs, handicapping books).

You've got NO chance to beat me, but go ahead and try. I dare you.

  • LongTimeEconomist

    Ray, I’m not sure you want to be compared to Hulk Hogan. Have you been reading about his dysfunctional scandal-laden world the past few years?

    • RayPaulick

      Welcome to my world!

  • Don Reed

    Cubs fans sure do have entertaining delusions about this sort of thing.

    However, in the interest of seeing if I can stay in this thing longer than the NYRA contests where all you have to do is pick one horse each day that will finish 3rd (lately, I’m gone on Day One, guaranteed), I’m game.

    Well, I’m back. Sorry, but I’m not handing out a date of birth to strangers. Why in the world would they want that? Sorry, Ray. And good luck!

  • Knowitall

    Pathetic how difficult they make the game to play/sign up. But for a chance to beat Ray, I’ll do it.

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