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Andrew Weiss Wins First-Ever Monmouth/Saratoga Hybrid Contest

August 09, 2023


Monmouth Park held its first-ever $500 Monmouth/Saratoga Hybrid BCBC/NHC Qualifier on Saturday, August 5 and Canadian Andrew Weiss took the top spot with a bankroll of $5,911.79.

Weiss bested a field that included 245 entries. He turned his starting $250 bankroll into the winning total by betting races from Monmouth Park and Saratoga.  Contest players could only bet win, place, show, exacta and double and needed to bet a minimum of $50 in each of five Monmouth Park races.

Players competed in this contest on-site at Monmouth Park as well as online through Xpressbet, TVG/4NJBETS and HPI.

By finishing first, Weiss takes home the first-place cash prize of $16,375.   Weiss also won a seat into the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  In total, two BCBC seats and two NHC seats were awarded to the Top 4 finishers – in addition to cash prizes to the Top 5.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Andrew Weiss $5,911.79 $16,375+BCBC Seat
2nd Ken Magner $4,297.90 $6,550+BCBC Seat
3rd Tim Yohler $3,805 $4,912.50+NHC Seat
4th Bob Montgomery $3,007.94 $3,275+NHC Seat
5th Jay Coatta $2,627.50 $1,637.50