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Kostin Wins SSC #1; Headed to Invitational, PYP

February 14, 2022

view of race from seating area

Monmouth Park’s first $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, February 12 and the winner was John Kostin of Trenton, NJ.

Kostin bested a field that included 108 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,052.50 by betting races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay. Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Kostin takes home the first-place cash prize of $3,920.  In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 14 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 4.  The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Kostin in the Invitational.  The Top 5 finishers in the 45-entry Invitational will select between two available NHC seats and three cash prizes.

Monmouth Park’s next three Simulcast Series Qualifiers are coming up on February 12, April 2 and April 30.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st John Kostin $1,052.50 $3,920+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd Robin Buser $867.15 $2,800+Invitational Seat
3rd Jerry McClenin $722.50 $2,016+Invitational Seat
4th Ken Jordan $720 $896+Invitational Seat
5th Eddie Fitzsimons $683 $448+Invitational Seat
6th Gary Wright $609.75 $224+Invitational Seat
7th Darren Yarwood $601.75 $224+Invitational Seat
8th George Bosch $601 $224+Invitational Seat
9th Rocco Lombardi $578.25 $224+Invitational Seat
10th Greg Knepper $466.45 $224+Invitational Seat