Dylan Donnelly Takes ’23 Pick Your Prize; 299 Entries Establishes New Contest Record
June 08, 2023
Monmouth Park’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 3 played host to a record 299 entries with Dylan Donnelly finishing ahead of all others.
Playing on Xpressbet, Donnelly turned his starting $1,000 bankroll into $8,960 with the help of two large daily doubles – a winning $400 bet starting in Race 8 and a winning $800 play starting in Race 11.
By finishing first, Donnelly automatically received a $15,390 cash prize. As part of Pick Your Prize’s unique and unparalleled prize structure, Donnelly also received two prize selections from a prize board that included 25 seats to the National Horseplayers Championship, eight seats to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and seven cash prizes ranging from $9,800 to $4,500.
With his two selections, Donnelly picked a BCBC seat and $9,800. All told, Donnelly walked away with his $8,960 bankroll, $25,190 in cash prizes, and a spot in the BCBC.
George Bosch, playing on-site at Monmouth, finished Saturday’s contest with a bankroll of $8,310. The second-place finish earned him an automatic $8,550 plus two prize selections – used on a BCBC seat and “NHC+$6,000.”
In total, the Top 7 finishers received two prize board selections. Finishers 8-33 received one pick.
All Pick Your Prize players had to bet a minimum of five Monmouth Park races. The minimum bet for those races was $200. Pools available for contest play were win, place, show, exacta and daily double. Contest players participated on-site or online through Xpressbet, TVG and HPI.
Monmouth Park’s next live money handicapping contest is the $1,000 Haskell Challenge on Saturday, July 22. Entries can only be played online through Xpressbet, TVG/4NJBETS or HPI.
For those looking for more immediate contest action, Monmouth Park has partnered with Horsetourneys.com for a $1 (yes, $1) online handicapping for the Saturday, June 17 Haskell Preview Day card. The Top 5 finishers in that Horsetourneys contest will receive a seat in the $1,000 Haskell Challenge.
For information on future Monmouth Park contests, please contact Brian Skirka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$2,000 Pick Your Prize Official Contest Results & Prizes
|Dylan Donnelly||$8,960||$15,390, BCBC, $9,800|
|George Bosch||$8,310||$8,550, BCBC, NHC+$6,000|
|Dennis Hubbard||$7,464.50||$5,130, BCBC, NHC+$4,000|
|Steven Wells||$6,600||$3,420, BCBC, NHC+$3,000|
|William Meisel||$6,270||$1,710, $8,500, NHC+$2,000|
|Rick Broth||$6,002.50||BCBC, NHC|
|Chris Larmey||$5,480||BCBC, NHC|
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