• It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 9 hours ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 2 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 3 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 4 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 4 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 4 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 4 days ago

Knapp is the Hundred Dollar Man

Just call Steve Knapp the Hundred Dollar Man.

Knapp has not been a high percentage trainer in recent seasons, even though he was the leader at the 2005 Oak Tree meet with 16 wins, but his return on investment on a $2 win wager shows a profit this year.

The 56-year-old Chino Hills resident lit up the tote board at Betfair Hollywood Park on closing day last Sunday when he saddled Lia Juliana to a $100.40 victory under jockey Orlando Mujica. In a 12-year career, it was the fifth Knapp-trained winner that paid at least $100.

The others were Dozy Doaks, ridden by Victor Espinoza, $103.40; El Nadia, $111, with Tyler Baze up; Magic Rooy, $102, ridden by Kerwin John; and Peace Pledge, $165 under Joel Rosario.

Here’s a sampling of other Knapp winners that have lit up the tote board, with payoffs rounded off to the nearest dollar: Jungle Girl, $75 and again at $47; Taffy Boy, $47; Lady Memo, $46; Playful Blint, $43; Tricky Vivana, $58; Easy on the Eye, $74; Magic Mamma, $72; My Dark Vada, $83; Stylish Account, $46; Genie Magic, $51; Icantgoforthat, $46; Prison Caper, $59; Verkada, $52; Hooton Newton, $63; and Talking to John, $54.

According to statistics provided by Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free, Knapp’s ROI thus far in 2012 is $2.23 for each $2 win bet. His career total, however, shows a flat bet loss at $1.55.

“I run a lot of horses and that eats up your percentages,” Knapp said. “When I won the Oak Tree title, I had many favorites that won because I had horses then. The economy hurt us.”



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories