Saturday, September 4th, 2021   ( 3 weeks ago )

Wiener Wins the Del Mar/LRF Cares Charity Handicapping Contest

Brett Wiener from Clearwater, FL, smashes the last race exacta leading to a final bankroll of $3,775 to overtake the 149 player field. Wiener will receive an entry in the $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge held November 5 & 6 at Del Mar.

The Challenge benefits Little Red Feather (LRF) Cares raising over $12,000 to support horse aftercare. “What a day and finish, said Gary Fenton, we couldn’t be more grateful to the horseplayers and contest community who supported us. From all of us at LRF Cares, thank you.”

Ciaran Thornton, from El Cajon, CA, Tom Kolschowksy from Geneva, IL, and Jeff Schmitz from Minneapolis, MN rounded out the top four. Thornton and Schmitz will each receive entries to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) including 4 night’s hotel and $500 for travel. Kolschowksy will cash out for $2,500.

Players played either on-track or through, all starting with a $250 live money bankroll.

1 Brett Wiener 2 $3,775.40
2 Ciaran Thornton 2 $2,815.20
3 Tom Kolschowksy $1,851.00
4 Jeffrey Schmitz $1,725.50
5 Brett Wiener $1,223.00
6 Ellis Starr $   906.90
7 Chris Podratz $   824.00
8 John Unick 2 $   722.80
9 Nick Olson $   715.70
10 Richard Meister $   454.50