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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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Colonial Downs To Offer ‘Optimal Takeout Rates’ For 15-Day Meet

Following approval from the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC), Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the Virginia Horse Racing Benevolent and Protective Association (VHPBA), is proud to announce among the lowest industry takeout rates on all wagers for the upcoming Colonial Downs race meeting scheduled to open on August 8. The Colonial Downs Group, which has reestablished […]

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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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Week Two Of Summer Prop Betting Contest Goes Cross-Country

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) Summer Prop Contest to benefit jockey health initiatives launched last week with 162 players navigating 12 props related to the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet. Donald Wells of Paris, Kentucky was the only player with 10 correct, besting four others who managed eight correct followed by 35 players with […]

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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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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Unveils Dozen Saratoga Prop Bets For Contest

As revealed earlier this week, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation will be directing $25,000 to a series of jockey health-related initiatives based on the choices of the weekly and overall winners of our prop-related contests over the next eight weeks. Writer, handicapper and podcaster extraordinaire Peter Thomas Fornatale is this week’s guest prop-setter and he’s devised […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Offers Free ‘Prop Betting’ Contests To Benefit Jockey Charities

Beginning Saturday, July 13, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) is launching a series of free-to-enter contests over the next eight Saturdays in which participants will answer a series of prop-style questions, similar to offerings in states with legalized sports betting. Those with the highest scores each week, and overall, will win the right to direct charitable […]

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Jeff O’Reilly Wins TIF Belmont Challenge To Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Horseplayer Jeff O’Reilly was the only participant out of 211 entrants to correctly select 16 of 19 “props” in the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) Belmont Day Challenge. As a result, the Pennsylvania resident won the chance to direct $1,000 to the racing-related 501(c)(3) charity of his choice – the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The TIF […]

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