The eighth and final week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest is upon us!

Props in this last week have been set by Glen Hill Farm CEO Craig Bernick. Also the founder and Chairman of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, Bernick is a regular horseplayer.

CLICK HERE to enter Week 8.

“We have been thrilled with the support of horseplayers and racing fans throughout the summer engaging with the Prop Contest for the benefit of jockey health-related initiatives,” said Bernick.

“There are no easy, all-encompassing solutions in our sport – improvement will take compromise and effort from all parties. Bringing fixed odds betting to horse racing would be welcome – modern, product development, long necessary to compete in a dynamic wagering marketplace. Fixed-odds betting should serve as a complement to the existing pari-mutuel offerings, not as a replacement. We hope that seeing the possibilities, week after week through a fun summer of racing, raised more awareness as we continue to push for a new set of options for horseplayers – long-standing and new.” 

Below are the props for week eight:

1 – Which horse will have the lowest win price in the Woodward?

A - #3 Vino Rosso
B - #5 Preservationist
C - #7 Yoshida

2 – Which horse will have the better finishing position in the Woodward?

A - #3 Vino Rosso
B - #5 Preservationist
C - #7 Yoshida

3 – Which will be higher on Saturday?

A – Total beaten lengths by the Woodward last place finisher
B – The first half points scored by Alabama in Saturday’s game against Duke

4 – Will the winner of Saturday’s first race at Saratoga be a first time starter?

A – Yes (#1 King’s Honor, #2 Myamanoi, #3 Scanno, #4 Structor, #8 Pow Wow Prince)
B – No (#5 Eternal Summer, #6 Sul Moon, #7 Hard Sting)

5 – According to the official Equibase chart, what will be the opening quarter split of the Prioress (Race 3)?

A – 22.00 or faster
B – 22.01 or slower

6 – Which horse will have the better finishing position in the fifth race at Saratoga?

A - #1 Famished
B - #10 This Ill Defend

7 – Will the winner of the Saranac (Race 7) have previously won an open stakes race?

A – Yes (#4 Global Access, #5 Tracksmith, 6 Seismic Wave)
B – No (#1 Power Player, #2 Good Governance, #3 Rinaldi)

8 – Will Into Mischief sire the winner of the seventh race at Saratoga?

A – Yes (#2 Breithorn, #5 Wayne O, #6 Mischief Afoot, #8 Always Misbehaving)
B – No (#1 Necker Island, #3 Three Technique, #4 Extreme Force, #7 Soviet, #9 Kowalski, #10 Tapage)

9 – Which Chad Brown runner will have the better finishing position in the Glens Falls (Race 9)?

A – #2 Fools Gold
B – #4 Santa Monica
C – #9 Night Of England

10 – Which horse will have the better finishing position in the John C Mabee at Del Mar (Race 7)?

A - #4 Toinette
B - #7 Juliet Foxtrot

11 – The winning margin of the John C Mabee will be…

A – 1 length or shorter
B – 1 ¼ lengths or longer

12 – Which horse will have the better finishing position in the Del Mar Debutante (Race 9)?

A – #2 Comical
B – #6 Powerfulattraction

TIEBREAKER: What will be the $2 exacta return in the Woodward?

The overall standings entering the final week of play see long-time racing official Rick Hammerle tied with horseplayer Tommy Massis. Horseplayer Matt Miller is just behind by one point. The best four-week scores accrue, so hypothetically with each week offering 12 props, the best possible score was a 48. With the last contest looming, the four best scores of the top players are shown. In the event of a tie for the final standings, the best five scores will be used, and onward, until a winner is determined.

Rick Hammerle  (40) – 11, 10, 10, 9

Tommy Massis – 12, 10, 9, 9

Matt Miller (39) – 12, 10, 9, 8

Terry Ostrowski (38) – 10, 10, 9, 9

Jeffrey Amster (37) – 12, 9, 8, 8

Charles Bedard (36) – 10, 9, 9, 8

Michelle Yu Hanson – 11, 10, 8, 7

James Leal – 11, 10, 8, 7

Connor LeClair – 11, 10, 9, 6

Michael Domabyl (35) – 10, 9, 9, 7

Larry Kerr – 10, 9, 9, 7

Patrick Ray – 11, 9, 8, 7

Keith Stafford – 10, 9, 8, 8

Matthew Taylor - 9, 9, 9, 8