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DeLucia Takes 1st Prize in NHC Qualifier; McIntyre, Rogers Also Headed to Vegas

September 02, 2020

Monmouth Park’s $500 NHC Qualifier was held on Saturday, August 29 and Darren DeLucia of Cooper City, FL finished in the top spot.

DeLucia bested a field that included 124 entries. He turned his starting $300 bankroll into $3,000.30 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Saratoga.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $30 per race.

By finishing first, DeLucia takes home the first-place cash prize of $5,260.   Along with second-place finisher Cheryl McIntyre and third-place finisher Pete Rogers, DeLucia has earned a seat in the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stDarren DeLucia$3,000.30$5,260+NHC Seat
2ndCheryl McIntyre$2,216.60$2,104+NHC Seat
3rdPete Rogers$2,171.60$1,578+NHC Seat
4thErick Counts$1,360$1,052
5thStephen Luca$1,308.30$526