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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: 

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Eddie Fitzsimons $2,497.75 $9,150, NHC seat, BCBC entry fee
2nd Gary Machiz $2,120.60 $3,660, NHC seat
3rd Robert Viscuso $2,046 $2,196
4th Joe Koury $1,680 $1,281
5th Greg Knepper $1,363.05 $640.50
6th Ralph Magnetti $1,225.55 $274.50
7th Noel Lafferty $915.75 $274.50
8th Ken Kingsbury $646.25 $274.50
9th Tom Troeller $515 $274.50
10th Steve Arrison $401 $274.50