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Gary Machiz Wins $300 NHC Qualifier

July 04, 2019

The $300 Monmouth Park/Woodbine NHC Qualifier was held Saturday, June 29 and the winner was Gary Machiz of Cream Ridge, NJ.

Machiz bested a field that included 168 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,261 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Woodbine.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.  Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate was a mandatory race.

By finishing first, Machiz takes home the first-place cash prize of $7,100.  Three NHC seats were awarded Saturday and they went to Machiz, Fiore Esposito and Lou Filoso.

Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Sunday, July 28. The $250 contest will award two seats to the 2020 NHC.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Gary Machiz $1,261 $7,100+NHC Seat
2nd Fiore Esposito $915.25 $2,840+NHC Seat
3rd Lou Filoso $907.95 $1,704+NHC Seat
4th Joe Perry $720.65 $994
5th Mitch Schuman $668.85 $497
6th Leroy Schultz $642.95 $213
7th Frank Gryboski $589.25 $213
8th John Burke $499.05 $213
9th Al Squillante $445.50 $213
10th Lou Filoso $420.25 $213