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Fazzolari Puts On a “Show” to Win $500 NHC Qualifier

June 16, 2021


Monmouth Park held a $500 NHC qualifier on Sunday, June 13 and Nick Fazzolari of Colts Neck, NJ finished in the top spot.

Fazzolari bested a field that included 79 entries. He turned his starting $250 bankroll into $3,171.50 by betting races from Monmouth Park, Belmont and Gulfstream.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $25 per race.

Heading into the Gulfstream Park finale – the last race of the contest – Fazzolari was well-positioned with a bankroll of $1,057.50.  He elected to go all-in, placing a $1,057 bet to show on the eventual race winner.

By finishing first, Fazzolari takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,000.   Along with second-place finisher Greg Knepper, third-place finisher Suresh Bommanaboina, and fourth-place finisher Dave Conover, Fazzolari earns a seat in the 2022 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Sunday are:

1stNick Fazzolari$3,171.50$4,000+NHC Seat
2ndGreg Knepper$2,675.40$1,600+NHC Seat
3rdSuresh Bommanaboina$2,365.50$1,200+NHC Seat
4thDave Conover$1,806.50$800+NHC Seat
5thBill Rendino$1,530.75$400