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Devanathan Murugesan Wins $250 NHC Qualifier

July 31, 2019

The $250 NHC Qualifier held Sunday, July 28 at Monmouth Park was won by Devanathan Murugesan of East Windsor, NJ.

Murugesan bested a field that included 126 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,732 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 $15 per race.

By finishing first, Murugesan takes home the first-place cash prize of $3,550.  Two NHC seats were awarded Sunday and they went to Murugesan and Bill Rendino.

Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, August 24. The $500 Super Qualifier contest will award at last six seats to the 2020 NHC and two seats to the 2019 BCBC.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

1stDevanathan Murugesan$3,550+NHC Seat
2ndBill Rendino$1,420+NHC Seat
3rdJoe Koury$852
4thJoe Perry$497
5thBob Engelhard$248.50
6thTony Zengaro$106.50
7thAlan Levitt$106.50
8thKevin Dougherty$106.50
9thDave Conover$106.50
10thEugene DeMarzo$106.50