On Friday, September 3rd, professional writer and horseplayer Pete Fornatale attempted a day-long effort to wager on every race and every track around the world offered through TwinSpires.com and TwinSpiresTV.
Starting with racing from Fairview in South Africa at roughly 9:00 a.m. ET and ending with racing from Australia, Fornatale managed to handicap and wager on over 575 races from around the globe!
We are still calculating all of the final statistics and verifying the number of wagers and overall ROI, but it looks like Pete went well beyond the 450 races initially planned. AMAZINGLY it also looks like Pete was able to show what looks to be a 10% ROI for the marathon session. An absolutely unbelievable feat!!
With that ROI, Pete managed to earn "The Race for Education" over $250!! Add that to the $500 pledged by The Daily Racing Form and TwinSpires.com, and the racing non-profit earned a cool $1250 for the days efforts.
Many thanks to Pete Fornatale, Ustream, The Daily Racing Form, Brisnet.com, HRTV, Horseplayer Magazine, Youbet.com and everyone who heped make this effort a huge success. We will spend the next few days finalizing all of the data and information and pass along the final results as soon as they become "official".
All results and information can be found right here on TwinSpires.com