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Hammerle Wins Overall Summer Prop Contest; More Than $25,000 Donated To Jockey Health Initiatives

It all came down to the last race of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s eight-week Summer Prop Contest. Long-time racing official Rick Hammerle, now of Oaklawn Park and Kentucky Downs, selected Comical to finish ahead of Powerfulattraction in a head-to-head Del Mar Debutante prop and with that “win” secured another 10-win week, pushing his best four-week […]

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Summer Prop Contest: Massis Sweeps, Moves Into Tie For Overall Lead

Professional horseplayer Tommy Massis of Toronto, Ontario and Matt Miller of Northbrook, Illinois were the only two players to record a perfect score in the seventh week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest. With a Travers $2 exacta guess of $42.19, Massis took top billing for the week being closer to the actual […]

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Summer Prop Contest Focuses Attention On Arlington Million Day Card

The fifth week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of Santa Anita simulcast host Michelle Yu. A winner of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Charity Contest arranged by Derby Wars and the In The Money Players’ Podcast, Michelle has focused this week’s props on the big day at Arlington, with some ancillary focus on the […]

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Tiebreaker Needed To Determine Week 4 Winner Of Summer Prop Contest

For the second consecutive week, three participants in the TIF Summer Prop Contest tied with the number of correct props – in this case, 10 – leading to the implementation of the tie-breaker. James Leal of Montebello, California was within $4.80 of the actual $2 return of the Whitney exacta and claimed the win for […]

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Former Horseplayer Of The Year Matties Chooses Props For TIF Summer Contest

The fourth week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of professional horseplayer Paul Matties Jr. A winner of the National Horseplayers’ Championship in 2016, Matties is based outside Saratoga Springs, New York and considers the summer scene there as home. Hence, Saturday’s Whitney card at the Spa will be the […]

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Tiebreaker Settles Week 3 Of Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Prop Contest

Three of 151 entrants successfully selected 11 out of 12 props in the third week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest, forcing a tiebreaker to decide the outcome of the donation-directing positions. Connor LeClair of Cohoes, New York claimed the week’s top spot with a guess of $29.80 for the $2 exacta from the Jim […]

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Del Mar Vs Saratoga Featured In Week 3 Of Summer Prop Contest

The third week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of prominent handicapper, podcaster and Fox Sports pundit Jonathon Kinchen. The winner of the 2015 NHC Tour, Kinchen will offer props across the races at Saratoga and Del Mar. Jeffrey Amster of Oceanside, New York won the second week of the contest […]

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TIF Summer Prop Contest: Week 2 Winner Gets Them All Right

Jeff Amster of Oceanside, New York had a clean sheet – 12 out of 12 correct props – to win Week 2 of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Summer Prop Contest to benefit jockey health-related initiatives. Amster chose to direct a donation of $1,750 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Amster said: “Thanks to TIF […]

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Who Got Props? Results From Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Charity Contest

Donald Wells of Paris, Ky., stood alone at the top in the first week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest, correctly answering 10 of 12 props in the opening volley of the eight-week event. Wells chose to direct $1,250 to the Jockey & Equestrian Initiative of the University of Kentucky’s Sports Medicine Research Institute. Four players […]

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