Published Saturday, November 25th, 2023   ( 2 months ago )

Battle of All'Ins at the Wire in the Del Mar Fall Challenge

Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

The Fall Challenge came down to the final race as winner Edward Deicke went all-in with a $3,240 win bet on number 2 Miss Lizzy. Second place finisher Mike Mulvihill also had the winner but his $2,500 win wager fell just short.

Deicke, from Hillsboro Beach, FL, finished with a final bankroll of $16,848 over Mulvihill's $13,340, plus additional prizes of $50,500 and $20,500 respectively. With prizes, Deicke takes home more than $67,000. Both players wagered their $2,000 starting bankroll on-line via TVG.

Third place finisher Cory Shorr also hit the last race, a trifecta vaulting him to $12,046 while participating on-track at Del Mar.

The top three received 2024 $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Del Mar entries. Also awarded were National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) spots. 

Participants vied for $115,000 in total prizes awarded to the top ten, competing from either on-track at Del Mar or online on

2023 November Handicapping Challenge Results
Place Name Final Bankroll
1 Edward Deicke $16,848
2 Mike Mulvihill $13,340
3 Cory Shorr $12,046
4 Tony Zhou $10,816
5 Seth Morris $10,250
6 Bob Traynor $ 8,500
7 Bob Madrigale $ 6,065
8 Steve Lehman $ 5,805
9 Joe Regan $ 5,050
10 Tim Yohler $ 4,885