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Derek Deutsch Headed to Vegas After July 21 NHC Qualifier Win

July 21, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s $250 NHC Qualifier was held Saturday, July 21 and the winner was Derek Deutsch of Nazareth, PA.   

 Deutsch bested a field that included 145 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $2,073.50 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Saratoga.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.   

By finishing first, Deutsch takes home the first place cash prize of $3,950.  In addition, he takes home a seat to the 2019 National Handicapping Championship. 

 Saturday’s second-place finisher Rene Morety is also headed to the NHC.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stDerek Deutsch$2,073.50$3,950+NHC Seat
2ndRene Morety$1,872.65$1,580+NHC Seat
3rdPat Nufrio$1,260.76$948
4thBob Engelhard$1,187.45$553
5thChris Olsson$1,134.50$276.50
6thMichael Christadore$767.85$118.50
7thGreg Knepper$444.45$118.50
8thJohn O’Neil$441.50$118.50
9thEddie Fitzsimons$238.25$118.50
10thJohn Strichek$170.60$118.50