Just a Little Too Lucky

Three friends are charged with hacking their way to the winner's circle to claim millions at the racetrack

If this tale had a racing pedigree, it would be by The Producers out of Guys and Dolls. Goes like this: three wiseguys--old college frat rats, now computer wonks--hatch a scheme to rig electronic bets on the horses. A scheme so good, they can't lose. They don't lose. They win big. Real big. Lotto big.

Too big, perhaps, which is why Chris Harn, Derrick Davis and Glen DaSilva, all 29, are facing federal fraud and conspiracy charges in White Plains, N.Y. Had a few more railbirds or telebettors got as lucky at the Breeders' Cup races on Oct. 26, track...

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