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Clay Sanders Captures Monmouth/Saratoga Hybrid Travers Contest

August 31, 2023


Monmouth Park held its $800 Monmouth/Saratoga Hybrid BCBC/NHC Qualifier on Saturday, August 26 and Clay Sanders took the top spot with a bankroll of $4,447.60.

Sanders bested a field that included 241 entries. He turned his starting $400 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 $80 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, Sanders takes home the first-place cash prize of $18,400.   Sanders also won a seat into the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  In total, four BCBC seats and three NHC seats were awarded – in addition to cash prizes to the Top 5.

In total, the Top 8 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Clay Sanders $4,447.60 $18,400+BCBC Seat
2nd Ronald Tang $4,290.30 $7,360+NHC Seat
3rd Mitch Schuman $3,244 $5,520+BCBC Seat
4th Peter James $2,981 $4,600+BCBC Seat
5th Joe Perry $2,922.20 $2,300+BCBC Seat
6th Lou Filoso $2,775.90 NHC Seat
7th Frank Mustari $2,705 $2,500
8th Dennis Erwood $2,460 NHC Seat