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Filoso, Lam Headed Back to Vegas For 2021 NHC After Contest 1-2

December 07, 2020

Monmouth Park’s first simulcast season $300 NHC Qualifier was held on Saturday, December 5 and Lou Filoso of Ocean, NJ finished in the top spot.

Filoso bested a field that included 101 entries. He turned his starting $200 bankroll into $1,680.50 by betting races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $20 per race.

By finishing first, Filoso takes home the first-place cash prize of $2,500.   Along with second-place finisher Phil Lam, Filoso earned a seat in the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

1stLou Filoso$1,680.50$2,500+NHC Seat
2ndPhil Lam$1,546.40$1,150+NHC Seat
3rdEddie Fitzsimons$1,283$700
4thAnthony Perrotta$1,200$400
5thBill Holobowski$1,153$250