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Cook Serves Up Contest Win, Earns Second NHC Seat

October 13, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s $250 NHC Qualifier was held Saturday, October 13 and the winner was Terrence Cook of Towson, MD.

Cook bested a field that included 155 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $2,086.35 by betting races from Woodbine, Belmont and Keeneland.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Cook takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,500.  In addition, he takes home his second seat to the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship.  Second-place finisher Larry Hall is also headed to the NHC.

Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, December 1.  It will be a $250 NHC qualifier using races from Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stTerrence Cook$2,086.35$4,500+NHC Seat
2ndLarry Hall$1,527$1,800+NHC Seat
3rdMichael Samples$1,487$1,080
4thMitch Schuman$1,226.15$630
5thEugene DeMarzo$993.25$315
6thEddie Fitzsimons$943$135
7thEd Deicke$923.80$135
8thBrian Troop$901.75$135
9thLarry Hall$875.50$135
10thVincent DiPolo$579$135