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In this PDF ebook you will receive expert handicapper Rich Nilsen’s analysis of each of the starters in Kentucky Derby 139. Each horse is rated as a contender, borderline exotic use, or a throwout. Nilsen includes wagering strategies (including exactas and trifectas) for three different budgets. Published post draw on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Bonus: Picks for the all 13 races at Churchill Downs on Saturday!


In this Derby guide, you get:


  • Top Selections for the entire 13-race card!
  • The 2 Longshots to Key Wagers around in the Kentucky derby!
  • Pace Scenario, Comments on all 19 starters
  • Analysis for every KY Derby starter entered May 4, 2013
  • Wagering Strategies – for 3 different budgets


Download the 2013 Kentucky Derby book now for only $6.97


About the Author

Rich Nilsen caught the horse racing bug at a young age when his father took him to the racetracks in New York. He eventually attended the University of Louisville Equine Business Program with the goal of making a career in the horse racing industry.


Nilsen has worked the past 19 years in the equine industry, serving most of those years as the Marketing Director for and, the Official Wagering Site of the Kentucky Derby. During his long tenure at the Churchill Downs-owned properties, Nilsen managed the successful Players’ Pool syndicate, which pooled funds from the account wagering members to go after large Pick-6 carryovers. The Players’ Pool produced a significant profit for the members over several years. One of the best hits was when the Players’ Pool took down half of the Pick-6 pool on Kentucky Derby Day 2007, with a gross return of over $500,000.


The $2 Million National Handicapping Championship (NHC) is the premier horse racing tournament in the nation. It is basically horse racing’s version of the World Series of Poker, with the main difference being that players cannot buy their way into the NHC. Players can only win their way in via tournaments held throughout the country. Nilsen is one of the top participants in the history of the event, having qualified 10 times. He was the first player, and one of only two, to finish in the top 10 at the NHC twice.


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