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Isenberg Storms to Lead in First-Ever Haskell Day Handicapping Contest

August 08, 2021


Monmouth Park held its first-ever Haskell Day $1,000 NHC/BCBC qualifier on Saturday, July 17 and Derek Isenberg of Haddon Heights, NJ finished in the top spot.

Isenberg bested a field that included 154 entries. He turned his starting $500 bankroll into $5,735 by win, place, show and/or exacta wagering on Monmouth Park races only.  Contest players needed to bet a minimum of $25 per race and a minimum of 10 races.

By finishing first, Isenberg takes home the first-place cash prize of $16,650 as well as a seat to the 2022 NHC.   Second through fourth place finishers Brooks Minkoff, Lou Filoso and Chris Larmey will be heading to the 2021 BCBC.  Fifth-place finisher Paul Scott will join Isenberg at the NHC.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Derek Isenberg $5,735 $16,650+NHC Seat
2nd Brooks Minkoff $5,095 $9,250+BCBC Seat
3rd Lou Filoso $4,507.40 $5,550+BCBC Seat
4th Chris Larmey $3,910.70 $3,700+BCBC Seat
5th Paul Scott $3,713.60 $1,850+NHC Seat