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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Awards Three Seats to 2019 NHC

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  Joe McKay of Gaithersburg, MD, captured the March 24th NTRA National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 143 players representing several different states.  All entry fees went to the prize pool totaling $28,600. 

 The Meadowlands NHC Qualifier required each contestant to make at least ten $20 minimum Win, Place, Show or WPS bets on their choice of races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Fair Grounds.   

McKay built his $200 bankroll into $1,265.50 earning him the $11,440 top cash prize and seat in the 2019 NHC Final in Las Vegas.  McKay cashed on seven of his wagers including his final two wagers at Fair Grounds that netted him $496 and the top prize. 

Also earning berths into the National Handicapping Championship Final were Frank Gryboski of Wayne, NJ and contest veteran Bill Rendino of Bronx, NY  

The top ten finishers along with contest prize payouts are below. 

Place 

Prize Money 

Bankroll 

First 

Last 

City 

State 

1 

$11,440.00 

$1,265.50 

Joe 

Mckay 

Gaithersburg 

MD 

2 

$5,720.00 

$1,231.90 

Frank 

Gryboski Jr 

Wayne 

NJ 

3 

$2,860.00 

$1,182.00 

Bill 

Rendino 

Bronx 

NY 

4 

$2,145.00 

$1,173.90 

Kevin 

Engelhard 

Franklin Park 

NJ 

5 

$1,430.00 

$1,120.00 

Ed 

Wright 

Brooklyn 

NY 

6 

$1,001.00 

$895.00 

Stelios 

Kandias 

Ridgewood 

NJ 

7 

$1,001.00 

$868.00 

Alan 

Cohen 

Hackensack 

NJ 

8 

$1,001.00 

$774.60 

Jeff 

Bussan 

New Canaan 

CT 

9 

$1,001.00 

$565.00 

Frank 

Costa 

Rutherford 

NJ 

10 

$1,001.00 

$540.50 

Mark 

Acerra 

SI 

NY 

 


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