November 12, 2017 - With a fast start and strong finish, veteran contest player C.R. Logan of Lexington captured first prize in the November 11th Keeneland/Red Mile Tournament of Champions. Logan posted a score of $98.60 in the tourney, contested with mythical $2 Win/Place wagers on any nine of the eleven races at Churchill Downs, to finish first of 111 players that had qualified at Keeneland or Red Mile tournaments throughout the year.
After six races, Logan had a “perfect score” with winners in four of the races and skips in the other two, with a full holster of five bullets for the remaining races. He wrapped up the title with a play on 4-1 shot Tapsolute in the 9th, then held on as favorites won the last two races.
For his win, Logan is rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the March 8-10 Horseplayers World Series, where he will compete with approximately 700 handicappers for an estimated first prize of $250,000.
Joining C.R. in Vegas is the 2nd place finisher, Joe Mulberry of Georgetown. Mulberry and Logan ran 1-2 most of the day, and Joe finished with a $79.60 bankroll, besting 3rd place finisher Robby Dunn by better than $10.
The rest of the top ten, with bankroll totals and prize money, is as follows:
3rd Robby Dunn $69.40 $500
4th David Goodman $62.40 $250
5th Archetta Miller $60.60 $150
6th James Hamilton $59.60 $100
7th David Browning $54.60 $100
8th Danna Bohnhoff $53.20 $100
9th Steve Edwards $52.60 $100
10th Alvin Porter $49.40 $100
The 2018 tournament season kicks off on Friday, January 5th, with a $25 entry fee contest on Turfway Park and other night tracks. The tournament will be held at Red Mile; first post at 6 PM.