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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:

Finish Name Prize
1st Devanathan Murugesan $3,550+NHC Seat
2nd Bill Rendino $1,420+NHC Seat
3rd Joe Koury $852
4th Joe Perry $497
5th Bob Engelhard $248.50
6th Tony Zengaro $106.50
7th Alan Levitt $106.50
8th Kevin Dougherty $106.50
9th Dave Conover $106.50
10th Eugene DeMarzo $106.50