Sukhram & Caltagirone Win Seats to the 2023 NTRA NHC

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Harry Sukhram of the Bronx, captured the March 26th NTRA National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 94 entries representing several surrounding states.

The Meadowlands NHC Qualifier required each contestant to make at least ten $20 wagers on their choice of races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay Downs.

Sukhram cashed on eight of his fifteen bets and was able to build his $200 bankroll into $2,163.50 earning him the $7,520 top cash prize and seat in the 2023 NHC Final in Las Vegas.  Harry’s big score came in Gulfsteam’s 11th race where he cashed for $1,600 with a $400 win bet on maiden winner Celestial City.

Long-time NHC and Meadowlands contest player Paul Caltagirone of Manchester, NJ, finished in second place with a $1,731.30 tournament bankroll, earning $3,760 in prize money and a 2023 NHC seat.

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

Place Bankroll Prize $ Name City State
1 $2,163.50 $7,520.00 Harry Sukhram Bronx NY
2 $1,731.30 $3,760.00 Paul Caltagirone Manchester NJ
3 $1,472.20 $1,880.00 Joseph Perry Hamilton NJ
4 $1,256.00 $1,410.00 Kenny Peck Fair Lawn NJ
4 $1,256.00 $1,410.00 Philip Lam Fresh Meadows NY
6 $1,087.80 $658.00 Michael Ziomber Eastchester NY
7 $1,039.10 $658.00 Paul Buttafuoco NY NY
8 $884.45 $658.00 Edward Wright Brooklyn NY
9 $800.80 $658.00 Roger Cettina Rumson NJ
10 $600.35 $658.00 Eddie Fitzsimons Red Bank NJ