Russell Weinlein of Latham, New York was the only one of 108 players to correctly select nine props accurately and won the fourth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest. It was Weinlein’s first week playing the contest and first time lucky. He chose to direct $1,250 to the Belmont Child Care Association – Anna House.

The week’s props, set by Jonathon Kinchen, yielded two significant longshots – only 8% of participants guessed the winner of the first race would have been a graduate of Ocala Breeders’ Sales while only 3% guessed the winning margin in the H Allen Jerkens would be three lengths or longer. The average number of correct props was just 5.02, the lowest average of the four weeks.

A five-way tie for second, with eight correct, was won by David Herberholz of Novi, Michigan. Connor Le Clair of Cohoes, New York was second-best in the tiebreaker, and finished third for the second time during this contest run. Both Herberholz and Le Clair directed their contributions ($750) to the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs.

The best four scores from each player count towards the overall standings. The top 25, with ties, are reflected below through four weeks.

1st - Matt Miller – Northbrook, IL – 30
1st - Doug Slayton – Champaign, IL – 30

3rd - Bradley Anderson – Sarasota, FL – 29
3rd - Patrick O’Connor – Wichita, KS – 29
3rd - Patrick Ray – Vancouver, BC – 29

6th - Alex Kibrick – Boston, MA – 28
6th - Tommy Massis – Toronto, ON – 28

8th - Sean Beirne – Louisville, KY – 27
8th - Anthony Stabile – Howard Beach, NY – 27
8th - Nick Tammaro – Houston, TX – 27

11th - John Dempsey – Ocean, NJ – 26
11th - Dave Nichols – Wayne, PA - 26
11th - Brent Pollak – Gansevoort, NY – 26
11th - Jacob Shepard – Tucson, AZ – 26
11th - Phil Spade – Dallas, TX – 26
11th - Zachary Levine – Las Vegas, NV – 26

17th - John Gaspar – Wakefield, MA – 25
17th - Ken Kasowicz – Chicago, IL – 25

19th - Jeffrey Amster – Oceanside, NY - 24
19th - Chris Garafola – San Antonio, TX – 24
19th - Paul Weizer – Leominster, MA – 24
19th - Henry Wessel – Roselle, IL - 24

23rd – Len Dodson – Carlsbad, CA – 23
23rd – Michael Domabyl – Richmond, VA – 23
23rd – Kevin McIntyre – East Meadow, NY – 23
23rd – Josh Ross – Westport, IN – 23
23rd – Chad Sabo – Tariffville, CT – 23
23rd – Matt Taylor – Tewksbury, MA - 23
23rd – John Weigel – West Chester, OH - 23

The results of the props from Week 4 are posted below:

1.      Where did the winner of Race 1 originate?

Keeneland Sales (69%)
Ocala Breeders’ Sales (8%)
A homebred (23%)

2.      HEAD TO HEAD: In Race 2 at Saratoga, which Chad Brown trainee has the better finishing position?

#1 FOG OF WAR (54%)
#2 SPIRIT ANIMAL (46%)

3.      HEAD TO HEAD: In Race 4 at Saratoga, which 3YO maiden will have the better finishing position?

#3 DREAMS OF TOMORROW (57%)
#5 IMA PHAROAH (43%)

4.      What will be the winning margin of victory in the Personal Ensign?

3 3/4 lengths or longer (20%)
3 1/2 lengths or shorter (80%)

5.      HEAD TO HEAD: In Race 7 at Saratoga, which Coolmore-based stallion’s offspring will have the better finishing position?

#7 KING OF MIAMI (American Pharoah) (50%)
#8 MODERN SCIENCE (Galileo) (50%)

6.      How much money will be bet into the late pick five pool, which includes three graded stakes?

$1.35 million or more (87%)
Less than $1.35 million (13%) Actual: $1,328,833

7.       The age of the winner of the Whitney will be…

4 Years-Old (53%)
6 or 7 Years-Old (47%)

8.      From which group will the winner of the H. Allen Jerkens come?

“The Js” - Horses ridden by jockeys whose first name begins with “J” (Eight Rings, Sonneman, Three Technique, Captain Bombastic, Tap It To Win) (49%)
All other horses (51%)

9.      What will be the winning margin of the H. Allen Jerkens?

3/4-length or shorter (38%)
Between 1 lengths and 1 ¾ lengths (48%)
Between 2 lengths and 2 ¾ lengths (11%)
3 lengths or longer (3%)

10.  Which trainer will accrue more points on Saturday at Saratoga (point scale: 5 points for a win, 3 for second, 1 for third)

Christophe Clement (39%)
Chad Brown MINUS 0.5 points (61%)

11.  Which jockey will have more wins on Saturday at Saratoga (tiebreaker is most seconds, then thirds, if needed)?

Irad Ortiz Jr. (42%)
Jose Ortiz (16%)
Joel Rosario (42%)

12.  WEST BEATS EAST? Will a horse trained by Bob Baffert (three runners) or Doug O’Neill (three runners) win on Saturday at Saratoga?

Yes (54%)
No (46%)​​​​​​