November 8, 2010

Bob Hansan Wins the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

“Imagine how I felt with 19 and 0 bearing down on me.”

You may think those were the words of Breeders’ Cup Classic winning rider Garrett Gomez, but rather they came from Bob Hansan. Hansan was as jubilant as the connections of Blame themselves, after the four-year-colt finished a short head clear of Zenyatta in America’s richest race. Hansan had good reason to be in a celebratory mood after winning his first National Handicapping Tour event, and clinching it in the grandest of styles. Hansan let it all ride on the Classic, placing his remaining bankroll of $7,300 on the nose of Blame, who would reward the handicapper’s faith with a thrilling win in one of the greatest races in American history.
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