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Posted September 26. 2017 1:55PM

Down to his last $50, New Hampshire handicapper storms back to win The BIG One Tournament

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John Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (5) wins the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville May 6, 2017. (Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports)


A 46-year-old resident of Pelham, N.H., and the owner of a bread distribution company, Peters saw even more dough leave him when he made a losing $100 bet on Sunday's first race from Belmont. “It was brutal,” he said. “I hadn't cashed one ticket, and my horses weren't even running well. They were all up the track.” From there, Peters staged a near-miraculous, roller coaster-like comeback to finish with $5,400—best of the 56-person field at The BIG One at Laurel Park.




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