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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: 

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stEmily Kyrillou$4,182.10$8,500+BCBC Seat
2ndCharles Welch$2,610$3,400+BCBC Seat
3rdAdam Aiken$2,315.25$2,550+NHC Seat
4thJoe Calvo$2,010$1,700+NHC Seat
5thKen Seeman$1,912.50$850+NHC Seat
6thCarol Trageser$1.773.90NHC Seat
7thPaul Shurman$1,615$2,500
8thFrank Fosbre$1,370NHC Seat
9thJoe Scanio$1,105NHC Seat
10thSean Nolan$1,025.70NHC Seat
11thRobin Buser$893NHC Seat