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Emily Kyrillou Wins $500 Super Qualifier; Headed to BCBC

August 26, 2018

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Monmouth Park’s $500 Super BCBC/NHC Qualifier was held Saturday, August 25 and the winner was Emily Kyrillou of Jersey City, NJ.   

 Kyrillou bested a field that included 210 entries. She turned her starting $200 bankroll into $4,182.10 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 $20 per race.   

By finishing first, Kyrillou takes home the first place cash prize of $8,500.  In addition, she takes home a seat to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  Second-place finisher Charles Welch is also headed to the BCBC. 

There were also eight players who won seats to the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 11 finishers are: 

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Emily Kyrillou $4,182.10 $8,500+BCBC Seat
2nd Charles Welch $2,610 $3,400+BCBC Seat
3rd Adam Aiken $2,315.25 $2,550+NHC Seat
4th Joe Calvo $2,010 $1,700+NHC Seat
5th Ken Seeman $1,912.50 $850+NHC Seat
6th Carol Trageser $1.773.90 NHC Seat
7th Paul Shurman $1,615 $2,500
8th Frank Fosbre $1,370 NHC Seat
9th Joe Scanio $1,105 NHC Seat
10th Sean Nolan $1,025.70 NHC Seat
11th Robin Buser $893 NHC Seat