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Fiore Esposito Takes NHC/PYP Qualifier to Kick-Off Live Season
May 17, 2023
Monmouth Park held a $300 NHC/PYP qualifier on Saturday, May 13, and Fiore Esposito of Monroe, N.J., finished in the top spot with a total of $1,740.
Esposito bested a field that included 132 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into the winning total 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 $15 per race.
By finishing first, Esposito takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,150. Esposito also won a seat into the 2024 National Horseplayers Championship. Second-place finisher John Gaspar will be joining Esposito on his NHC trip – while Patrick Grippo and Stelios Kandias earned seats to the June 3 $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge by way of their respective third and fourth-place finishes.
In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:
|1st||Fiore Esposito||$1,740||$4,150+NHC Seat|
|2nd||John Gaspar||$1,109.80||$1,660+NHC Seat|
|3rd||Patrick Grippo||$870.75||$1,245+PYP Seat|
|4th||Stelios Kandias||$749.50||$830+PYP Seat|