TIF Summer Prop Contest: Week 2 Winner Gets Them All Right

Jeff Amster of Oceanside, New York had a clean sheet – 12 out of 12 correct props – to win Week 2 of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Summer Prop Contest to benefit jockey health-related initiatives. Amster chose to direct a donation of $1,750 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

Amster said: “Thanks to TIF for running this contest. It is certainly a lot of fun and it is very easy to participate. Since I always make a donation during the TVG/PDJF telethon, it would be a great honor to direct a significant contribution to the PDJF.”

While $2,000 was originally pledged for the week, Machmer Hall Farm has generously added an additional $1,000 for the second week of the contest

Two participants each managed 11 out of 12 props, with the tiebreaker separating the two. Patrick Ray of Vancouver, British Columbia was on the better end of the tie and chose to direct $750 in contributions to the PDJF. Michelle Yu, who will be the guest prop setter on Saturday, August 10, settled for third, directing $500 to Virginia Tech’s Jockey & Equestrian Helmet Study.

One of the original props was counted as an “all” leg after a late scratching of Joevia altered the result of the prop. A second prop had multiple correct answers as the winning margin of the Coaching Club American Oaks and Molly Pitcher came out to the same margin. The distribution of responses from Week 2 props is below.

The top four scores for each participant will yield the overall contest standings, so there is plenty of opportunity to battle for the top spots with participation in future weeks. The top three overall scores will get to direct an additional $9,000 in donations.

After two weeks, the early contest leaders are as follows:

1st – Jeffrey Amster (19)

2nd – Larry Kerr (17)

2nd – Tommy Massis (17)

2nd – Matt Miller (17)

2nd – Donald Wells (17)

6th – Robert Carniol (16)

6th – Kenny Gordon (16)

6th – Bruce Kluft (16)

6th – Kevin McIntyre (16)

6th – James Mulvihill (16)

6th – Todd Van Drie (16)

12th – Tom Bartzsch (15)

12th – Charles Bedard (15)

12th – Manning Carroll (15)

12th – Ken Kasowicz (15)

12th – Patrick Moroney (15)

12th – Terry Ostrowski (15)

12th – Patrick Ray (15)

12th – Peter Rotondo (15)

12th – Matthew Shifman (15)

12th – Keith Stafford (15)

12th – Matthew Taylor (15)

Jonathon Kinchen will set the props for Week 3 of the TIF Summer Prop Contest, available on Thursday.

TIF Summer Prop Contest – Week 2 Distribution of Responses:

1 – Who will have the better finishing position in the TVG.com Haskell Invitational (Race 12) at Monmouth?

A – #1 King For A Day (26.42%)

B – #7 Maximum Security (73.58%)

2 – According to Equibase’s final published race chart, which horse will be the leader after the first quarter of the Haskell?

A – #2 Joevia (26.42%)

B – #7 Maximum Security (38.68%)

C – Some other horse (34.91%)

All responses for this question counted as correct.

3 – According to Equibase’s final published race chart, #6 Everfast will be how many lengths behind the leader after the first half-mile of the Haskell?

A – Between 0 – 3 lengths (4.72%)

B – 3 ¼ lengths – 6 lengths (31.13%)

C – 6 ¼ lengths – 10 lengths (56.60%)

D – More than 10 ¼ lengths (7.55%)

4 – By how many lengths will Midnight Bisou win the Molly Pitcher at Monmouth?

A – 5 lengths or shorter (83.02%)

B – 5 ¼ lengths or longer (10.38%)

C – She won’t win the race (6.60%)

5 – Who will win the Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga?

A – #1 Guarana (66.67%)

B – Any other horse (33.33%)

6 – In the Caress Stakes Saratoga, Morticia has finished in the exacta 15 of 22 times. Will she finish in the exacta?

A – Yes (64.15%)

B – No (35.85%)

7 – How many favorites will win on Saturday at Saratoga?

A – 4 races or fewer (69.81%)

B – 5 races or more (30.19%)

8 – Who will win by a greater margin on Saturday?

A – Guarana in the Coaching Club American Oaks (39.62%)

B – Midnight Bisou in the Molly Pitcher (31.13%)

C – Only one will win (28.30%)

D – Neither will win (0.94%)

Margin was same, both A & B counted as correct responses.

9 – Who will win the San Diego Handicap (Race 4) at Del Mar?

A – #1 Catalina Cruiser (80.19%)

B – Any other horse (19.81%)

10 – The winner of Race 5 at Del Mar, a maiden event, will have made how many prior starts to this race?

A – Zero (#2 Kelani Kim, #4 Willowglade, #6 First Star) (14.15%)

B – 1 or 2 starts (#1 Shocking Fast, #5 Miss Ava’s Union, #7 Karmically) (65.09%)

C – 3 or more starts (#3 Sunny Dale, #8 Blue Moonrise) (20.75%)

11 – HEAD TO HEAD – Who will have the better finishing position in the San Clemente Handicap (Race 8)?

A – #8 Stillwater Cove (62.26%)

B – #9 Maxim Rate (37.74%)

12 – Which trainer will have more wins at Del Mar on Saturday?

A – Richard Baltas (6 runners in 5 races) (29.25%)

B – John Sadler (7 runners in 4 races) (45.28%)

C – Same number of wins or no wins (25.47%)

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