This weekend’s action on the online
tournament site Derby Wars was not much different than the first: EXCITING!!! The Friday $10,000 NHC Qualifier was won by
Rich Nilsen in a dog fight over 207 others.
Jason Baker won Saturday’s $5K contest
by a nose, while Joe Koury toppled Sunday’s $15,000 Big Game and ended up
taking home the big $4,000 prize.
October 14th, Rich Nilsen, or known to some as “AGameofSkill.com”,
came rolling down the stretch, hitting four out of the six final races. In a contest that featured a 12-race card and
207 competitors, Nilsen’s biggest win was hitting Wild About Maria in the ninth
at Keeneland. “It was a layoff horse with a strong turf record,” said Rich,
“one of the best in the field, so the odds were a big overlay. I believe she
was trained by a good layoff trainer, Scott Lake.” To date, Nilsen has qualified for the NHC
nine times and is currently in eighth place on the NTRA Tour.
With four strikes, Nilsen’s winnings totaled $97.80 and another
seat to the January NHC Championship in Las Vegas. Did I say another? Yes, that’s right - Mr. Nilsen has already
qualified for the NHC. With that being
said, the seat in Friday’s contest went to the second place finisher Frank
Sorenson (frank s). Frank was too
ecstatic to comment.
You can follow Rich Nilsen on his new website, AGameofSkill.com.
The Friday NHC Qualifier is only $25, and starting this week, you
can buy 2 entries for twice the chances to qualify for the $2 Million NHC
Championship in Vegas!
did not end Friday as Saturday’s $5,000 contest was won by Jason “JBaker826”
Baker. Topping a field of 106
participants, Baker rolled home to victory on the shoulders of Soft Whisper in
the twelfth and final race on the card.
Soft Whisper paid out $33.60 in the win-place format and with that hit
gave Baker $106.30 in total winnings.
Overall the $1,500 prize was Jason’s biggest win to date.
about his style of play, Baker responded: “My handicapping style can best be
described as a hybrid. I first look at
pace, class and speed. It is also important to recognize how successful
the connections of the horse are. This style has evolved over time and is
consistently improving by being a regular on Dell Yount's UpInClass.com horse
racing message board.”
Saturday $5K game gets cozier this week – down from 220 spots to only 110. So
enter early, and you can earn 100 bonus points!
$15,000 Sunday Big
The weekend action wrapped up with
the 116 player $15,000 Big Game. This contest
was topped by Joe Koury, AKA “JoeK”.
Winning the $4,000 first place prize, Koury hit the board on five out of
the twelve races for a total of $129.50.
Joe’s biggest win came in the tenth at Woodbine as Sarah Lynx came
storming down the stretch to pay a whopping $63.40. Her Timeform ratings were
improving and jockey Soumillon had ridden her to two prior wins. “I thought she’d offer better contest value
being a filly vs. the boys” said Koury. “The clincher was listening to the
track feed from Woodbine where they mentioned how great she looked in the
paddock.” JoeK also hit the last race on the card for
$11.20 which moved him up in front of Mayo4862 and Hammer for the first place
You can be the next winner profiled
here when you play Derby Wars. With free points games every day and cash games
starting as low as $6, you don’t have to be a whale to win!