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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:
|1st||Nick Fazzolari||$3,171.50||$4,000+NHC Seat|
|2nd||Greg Knepper||$2,675.40||$1,600+NHC Seat|
|3rd||Suresh Bommanaboina||$2,365.50||$1,200+NHC Seat|
|4th||Dave Conover||$1,806.50||$800+NHC Seat|
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