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Rios Takes Home December 2 NHC Qualifier

October 15, 2017

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Monmouth Park’s second handicapping contest of the offseason was held Saturday, December 2 and the winner was Ron Rios of West Chatham, MA. 

 Rios bested a field that included 189 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,890 by betting races from Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race. 

By finishing first, Rios takes home the first place cash prize of $5,050.  In addition, he will be headed to Las Vegas for the 2018 National Horseplayers Championship.  Second-place finisher Phil Lam will be joining Rios in Vegas. 

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stRon Rios$1,890$5,050, NHC seat
2ndPhil Lam$1,475.25$2,020, NHC seat
3rdTom Maguire$1,370.50$1,212
4thJim Sebes$1,157.75$707
5thRene Morety$852.55$353.50
6thJim Hom$823$151.50
7thBrian Ancona$701.75$151.50
8thLarry Hall$480$151.50
9thJohn O’Neil$479.50$151.50
10thEd Osterhout$479.50$151.50