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Lam Surges To Travers Day Contest Win

August 29, 2022


Monmouth Park held a $500 NHC/BCBC qualifier on Saturday, August 27 and Phil Lam of Fresh Meadows, NY finished in the top spot.

Lam bested a field that included 149 entries. He turned his starting $250 bankroll into $4,327.05 by betting races from Monmouth and Saratoga.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $25 per race on 10 total races.

By finishing first, Lam takes home the first-place cash prize of $6,425 and also earns a seat in the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.   Saturday’s second through fourth finishers earn cash and a seat in the 2023 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Phil Lam $4,327.05 $6,425+BCBC Seat
2nd Joe Scanio $4,214.20 $2,570+NHC Seat
3rd Ken Jordan $3,799.85 $1,927.50+NHC Seat
4th Frank Sorensen $2,839.20 $1,285+NHC Seat
5th Mark Acerra $2,730.50 $642.50