Wright Sweats Out Photo to Take Saturday's SSC 3

Monday, February 29, 2016

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Ed Wright of Brooklyn, NY had to sweat out a fairly extended photo finish in Gulfstream Park's last race on Saturday, but in the end came out on top of both the photo and Monmouth Park's $200 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier.


Wright bested a total field of 247 entries be turning his $100 starting bankroll into $1,669.20.  For his efforts, Wright takes home first prize of $12,350 and qualifies - along with the rest of Saturday's Top 10 - to the SSC Invitational on Saturday, April 30.  The Top 2 finishers of the April 30 contest will earn a seat in the 2017 NHC in Las Vegas.


Monmouth Park's next SSC qualifier takes place on Saturday, March 19.  For more information, players can email Brian Skirka at


Saturday's Official Top 10

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Ed Wright $1,669.20 $12,350
2nd Robert C. Engelhard $1,073 $4,940
3rd Ellie Milewski $1003.50 $2,964
4th George Bosch $860.50 $1,729
5th Kevin Engelhard $677.20 $864.50
6th Brendan Cassidy $554.70 $370.50
7th Nick Fazzolari $552 $370.50
8th Ed Wright $520.50 $370.50
9th Tom Catapano $508.50 $370.50
10th Ryne Olsen $502.80 $370.50