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Eddie Fitzsimons Captures July 2 NHC Qualifier

July 05, 2017

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Monmouth Park’s second handicapping contest of the live season was held Sunday, June 2 and the winner was Eddie Fitzsimons of Red Bank, NJ. 

Reidy bested a field that included 208 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $2,497.75 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Woodbine only.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race. 

By finishing first, Fitzsimons takes home the first place cash prize of $9,150.  In addition, he qualifies for the 2018 NHC in Las Vegas (as does runner-up Gary Machiz) and earns a paid entry fee to the 2017 BCBC at Del Mar. 

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stEddie Fitzsimons$2,497.75$9,150, NHC seat, BCBC entry fee
2ndGary Machiz$2,120.60$3,660, NHC seat
3rdRobert Viscuso$2,046$2,196
4thJoe Koury$1,680$1,281
5thGreg Knepper$1,363.05$640.50
6thRalph Magnetti$1,225.55$274.50
7thNoel Lafferty$915.75$274.50
8thKen Kingsbury$646.25$274.50
9thTom Troeller$515$274.50
10thSteve Arrison$401$274.50