California Invader Mark Streiff Captures Inaugural $2,000 Pick Your Prize Challenge
June 08, 2016
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:
|1st||Mark Streiff||$4,740.75||$23,668, BCBC seat|
|2nd||Joe Perry||$4,675||$13,067, BCBC seat|
|3rd||Brent Sumja||$4,050||$7,200, BCBC seat|
|4th||George Chute||$3,553||$5,467, BCBC seat|
|6th||George Chute||$2,602||NHC seat|
|7th||Gary McMaster||$2,600||NHC seat|
|8th||Bill Rendino||$2,540||NHC seat|
|9th||Mike McIntyre||$2,518||NHC seat|
|10th||Brent Sumja||$2,466||NHC seat|
|11th||Jose Appelbaum||$2,140||NHC seat|
|12th||Brandon MacDonald||$2,088||NHC seat|
|13th||Pete Rogers||$2,053||NHC seat|
|14th||Matt Mungiole||$2,015||NHC seat|
|15th||Don Chung||$2,006||NHC seat|
|16th||Scott Carson||$1,945||NHC seat|
|17th||Mitchell Schuman||$1,935||NHC seat|
|18th||Jeffrey Pesot||$1,853||NHC seat|
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