Monmouth Park’s biggest handicapping contest ever was held Saturday, June 4 and the winner was Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA.
Streiff bested a field that included 140 entries from players from 23 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. It was a star-studded field for the inaugural $2,000 Pick Your Prize Challenge – but in the end, it was Streiff on top.
Streiff turned his starting $1,000 bankroll into $4,740.75 by betting races from Monmouth Park, Belmont and Churchill Downs only. Contest players could only bet win, place, show or exacta and needed to bet a minimum of $100 per race.
By finishing first, Streiff automatically earned an additional $9,000 and received two picks from the prize board which included 13 NHC seats, 4 BCBC seats and $56,670 cash. With his two picks, Streiff selected a BCBC seat and $14,668.
In total, the Top 20 finishers received at least one selection from the prize board: