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Bob Engelhard Qualifies for BCBC and NHC at June 30 Handicapping Contest

June 30, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s $400 NHC/BCBC Qualifier was held Saturday, June 30 and the winner was Bob Engelhard of King of Prussia, PA.   

Engelhard bested a field that included 161 entries. He turned his starting $200 bankroll into $2,103 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Woodbine.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $20 per race.  Monmouth Park’s United Nations and Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate were mandatory races. 

By finishing first, Engelhard takes home the first place cash prize of $6,000.  In addition, he takes home a seat to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and 2019 National Handicapping Championship. 

 The remainder of Saturday’s Top 4 – Terence Cook, Roger Cettina, and Dan Bergen – are also headed to the NHC.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

1stBob Engelhard$2,103$6,000+BCBC seat+NHC Seat
2ndTerence Cook$1,922$2,400+NHC Seat
3rdRoger Cettina$1,600$1,440+NHC Seat
4thDan Bergen$1,073$840+NHC Seat
5thEric Wing$850$420
6thKevin Kreiser$800$180
7thBrian Troop$800$180
8thKen Jordan$790$180
9thKelly Smith-Lawless$628$180
10thEd Teicht$600$180