Ross Peddicord, handicapper and horse racing writer for The Evening Sun, finished seventh among 258 contestants in the American Championship Racing Series Media Handicapping Challenge.
In the 10-race contest, Peddicord correctly picked four winners, two seconds, one third and one fifth-place finisher. The top four handicappers divided $15,000 in prize money, and the champion was Erin Ladd-Robinson of the Jockey Club in Lexington, Ky. She picked five winners.
Peddicord was one of two contestants from the Baltimore-Washington area to finish in the top 25 of the national event. The other was Rick Snider of the Washington Times (11th).