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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:

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stGary Machiz$1,261$7,100+NHC Seat
2ndFiore Esposito$915.25$2,840+NHC Seat
3rdLou Filoso$907.95$1,704+NHC Seat
4thJoe Perry$720.65$994
5thMitch Schuman$668.85$497
6thLeroy Schultz$642.95$213
7thFrank Gryboski$589.25$213
8thJohn Burke$499.05$213
9thAl Squillante$445.50$213
10thLou Filoso$420.25$213