07/28/2017 1:06PM

Contest player nipped in bid for massive pick six


Steven Crist, the former editor and publisher of Daily Racing Form and noted multirace wagering expert, often likened bets like the pick four and the pick six to handicapping tournaments. Successful contest player and co-founder of Off the Hook Stables Joe Appelbaum agrees with that assessment. “That’s a good way to think about it,” he said. “Really it’s more like a poker tournament where entries just get knocked out as time goes on and you have to survive and advance.”