Picking Winners

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Picking Winners

The policy in which a government encourages certain sectors of an economy, or even particular companies. A government may pick winners by offering tax incentives, favorable regulation or even direct subsidies. Picking winners was a feature of post-World War II development in a number of countries. See also: Import substitution.
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A punter punches the air after picking the winner of the 1m11/2f fillies' handicap won by Aiseolas at Gowran Park on Wednesday
But 35 punters will be celebrating with cocktails if they can crack the PS315,476 bonus fund today by picking the winner of the Grand National Trial at 2.55 at Haydock and Harry Findlay has eight of the tickets plus another four winners have joined his syndicate.
This Sunday, picking the winner will be actress Mughda Godse.
Using techniques normally employed for predicting the chance of illness and injury in horses, Dr David Marlin, Jane Williams and Dr Tim Parkin, all specialists in animal health, came up with their formula for picking the winner, reports the Telegraph.
I'll be back at Aintree today and I wish everyone all the luck in the world in picking the winner for the big race.
A class field contests the featured Flower Of Scotland Listed race and picking the winner won't be easy.
He made the bet, called The Tote Scoop Six, at a Coral shop in Bournemouth, Dorset, and now has a chance to win a bonus of pounds 983,495 by picking the winner of this coming weekend's feature race at Sandown Park, the Betfred Gold Cup.
The pool is one of the biggest in the history of the bet, which involves picking the winner of the first six races on the card.
This is obviously more difficult than just picking the winner, but the rewards are potentially much greater.
"I phoned my wife straight away and told her that I've now probably just about covered my losses since the late 1970s." Tony could surge into profit if he lands the Tote Scoop 6 bonus by picking the winner of ONE race next Saturday.
Judges spent two and a half hours picking the winner of the EUR75,000 prize, which was founded in 1969.
Rose said: "He can't believe I keep picking the winner. He knows his stuff when it comes to racing, so it makes him mad." While it may have been Rose's fifth year in a row backing the winner of the big race at Aintree, she's finding it difficult to transfer her winning form to other races.