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Kenny Peck Captures First NHC Qualifier Victory

October 22, 2019

Kenny Peck of Fair Lawn, N.J. is headed to the National Horseplayers Championship for the first time after taking Monmouth Park’s $250 NHC Qualifier on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Peck bested a field that included 117 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,284 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.

By finishing first, Peck takes home the first-place cash prize of $2,550 as well as a seat to this year’s NHC in Las Vegas.  Second-place finisher Patrick Grippo also is headed to Vegas.

Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, November 30. The $250 NHC Qualifier will feature Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay and award two seats to the 2020 NHC.

In total, the Top 10 finishers from Sunday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Kenny Peck $1,284 $2,550+NHC Seat
2nd Patrick Grippo $1,268.25 $1,020+NHC Seat
3rd Al Squillante $1,017.15 $612
4th Roger Hammer $928.25 $357
5th Pat Nufrio $854.95 $178.50
6th Dan Bergen $750.20 $76.50
7th Joseph Guarino $670.40 $76.50
8th Dan Bergen $564.65 $76.50
9th Stephanie Davis $492.25 $76.50
10th Eric Wing $454 $76.50