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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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Handicapper Nick Tammaro Sets Props For TIF’s Contest Week Seven

The seventh week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of handicapper, figure-maker and pundit Nick Tammaro. A handicapping contest regular, Tammaro has enjoyed much success in live money tournaments and finished second in this year’s Belmont Stakes Betting Challenge. Travers Day at Saratoga is the sole focus for the penultimate […]

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Richman Breaks Six-Way Tie In Sixth TIF Summer Prop Contest

Six players correctly answered 10 of 12 props in the sixth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest, forcing the tiebreaker into overdrive. Jerry Richman of Arlington Heights, Illinois emerged victorious with a guess of $104 for the Pacific Classic exacta, the highest of the six tiebreaker guesses, and closest to the actual return at […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Urges Greater Transparency In Stewarding

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation released a new white paper which outlines issues relative to stewarding, their reporting on incidents related to racing and the lack of transparency which accompanies such incidents, particularly in light of the oversights apparent in the process of demoting Maximum Security in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. “Make no mistake, the stewards […]

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Hammerle Nails 11 Of 12 To Win Fifth Week Of Summer Prop Contest

Rick Hammerle, new director of horsemen’s relations and racing relations at Kentucky Downs and the new racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, correctly selected 11 of 12 props to win the fifth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest. Hammerle’s tiebreaker was closer to actual result of the Arlington Million exacta, giving him the win over […]

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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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‘A Better Path Forward’: Industry Leaders To Discuss Changing Interference Rules

Over the next week, a series of industry meetings in Saratoga Springs, New York will address, in some capacity, the potential adoption of Category 1 interference philosophy in North American racing. On Tuesday, Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Executive Director Patrick Cummings will discuss the topic in a session of the Albany Law School’s Saratoga Institute on […]

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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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