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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Awards Two Seats to 2019 NHC

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

David Gutfreund of Chicago, IL, captured the September 15th NTRA National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 100 players representing several different states.  All entry fees went to the prize pool totaling $20,000. 

 

 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 Belmont, Gulfstream and Churchill Downs.   

 

Gutfreund built his $200 bankroll into $2,178 earning him the $8,000 top cash prize and seat in the 2019 NHC Final in Las Vegas.  Gutfreund big score came in Gulfstream’s 8th race where cashed for $2,004 with a $120 win bet on maiden winner First And Three. 

 

  

 

Stephen Luca of Reisterstown, MD also earned a berth into the 2019 National Handicapping Championship Final.  

 

  

 

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

 

The top ten finishers along with contest prize payouts

Place 

Prize Money 

Bankroll 

First 

Last 

City 

State 

1 

$8,000 

$2,178 

David 

Gutfreund 

Chicago 

IL 

2 

$4,000 

$952 

Stephen 

Luca 

Reisterstown 

MD 

3 

$2,000 

$944 

John 

Vail III 

Lyndhurst 

NJ 

4 

$1,500 

$879.95 

Jeff 

Pesot 

Basking Ridge 

NJ 

5 

$1,000 

$788 

Guy 

Gemore 

West Milford 

NJ 

6 

$700 

$524 

Edward 

Osterhout 

Waterford 

NY 

7 

$700 

$431 

David  

Conover 

Barnegat 

NJ 

8 

$700 

$418 

David  

Conover 

Barnegat 

NJ 

9 

$700 

$300 

Chris 

Olsson 

Bellmore 

NY 

10 

$700 

$231 

Rob 

Ramirz 

Ronconkcoma 

NY 

 


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