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The Notebook March 21, 2013

NHC News

DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA NHC PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

RICKY ZIMMER (NEW YORK, NY)

NHC-News -Pho

Occupation: Information Technology

Favorite Track: Saratoga

Favorite Wager:  Exacta

Qualifying Site: Santa Anita

How did you first get into horse racing?  A neighbor placed a winning bet for me on the 1987 Belmont Stakes, and I fell in love with the game instantly.

How many times (and in which years) have you previously qualified for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by Sovereign Stable? I've qualified the six years prior to this one. 

What is your best finish in a handicapping tournament, and what is your largest tournament payout?  My most lucrative win was at the 2011 Wynn Las Vegas tournament.

What wager created the largest payout for you? It was the late Pick 4 on Breeders' Cup Friday in 2010.

What is your most memorable horse racing experience?  Winning my first race as an owner. It was an awesome experience to see my horse pull away to victory.

Which person in Thoroughbred racing would you most like to have dinner with?  Harvey Pack. I always loved listening to him tell stories to the audience at Saratoga. 

Click here to watch Ricky's interview with Tom Quigley after his 2013 Double Down Challenge win.

MARCH 9-10 NHC CONTEST RECAP

March 9-10 Santa Anita Double Down Challenge results and photos.  http://www.santaanita.com/promotion/2013/double-down-challenge

March 10 Horsetourneys.com results. http://www.horsetourneys.com/leaderboard/contest/709

NHC TOUR LEADER BOARD STANDINGS

Click here for an alphabetical list of current 2013 NHC qualifiers.

Click here for the overall 2013 DRF NHC Tour Leader Board.

Click here for the 2013 DRF NHC First-Half Leader Board.

Click here to join the 2013 DRF NHC Tour.

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Fan Photo of the week

Congratulations to Mary Meek, winner of this week's Fan Photo Contest!

From Mary: "Medaglia d'Oro struts his stuff at the Darley Open House on January 8, 2013." Want in? E-mail a .jpg with a brief caption to photos@ntra.com.

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