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Levitt Finishes 1st and 4th in Pick Your Prize Tour de Force

June 16, 2021

three horses and their riders

Alan Levitt, a resident of Baltimore, MD turned his $1,000 starting bankroll into $10,797.50 to win Monmouth Park’s sixth annual $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 12.

Levitt bested a field of 219 entries made up of players from over 30 states and Canada.  Players participated on-track, plus through online ADWs TVG, 4NJBETS and Xpressbet.

For finishing first, Levitt received an automatic $14,600 and two picks from the Pick Your Prize board.  With his two picks, Levitt selected the top cash prize of $10,500 and well as a seat to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  For his fourth-place-finishing entry – which finished with a bankroll of $6,896 – Levitt received two more prize picks.  He selected two cash prizes of $6,300 and $5,500.  Including his bankroll, Levitt walked away with $54,593.50 plus a seat in the $10,000 BCBC.

Levitt boxed three horses in a $100 exacta in Monmouth’s 13th and final live race.  That winning wager returned $9,780, cementing his victory.

Saturday’s second-place finisher was Ken Seeman of Wantagh, NY who finished with a bankroll of $10,044.

All Pick Your Prize players were required to bet at least $200 on a total of at least five races from Monmouth Park.  Bets could only be win, place, show, exacta or any combination thereof.

All players kept their final bankrolls. The Top 5 finishers received a guaranteed cash prize. The Top 5 finishers also received two picks from the prize board in order of finish. Finishers 6 through 26 received one pick.

Following is the full list of results from Saturday’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge:

FINISH/NAME               BANKROLL     PRIZE

1 – Alan Levitt                    $10,797.50          $14,600, BCBC, $10,500

2 – Ken Seeman                $10,044                $5,840, BCBC, NHC+$4,500

3 – Tony Zhou                    $7,440                 $4,380, BCBC, $8,000

4 – Alan Levitt                    $6,896                $2,920, $6,300, $5,500

5 – Sean O’Malley            $6,336.50             $1,460, BCBC, NHC+$2,500

6 – Anthony Mattera      $6,210                   NHC+$1,500

7 – Cheryl McIntyre        $5,704                   $5,000

8 – Matthew Bickey        $5,304.30             NHC

9 – Kevin Willett                $5,160.50             $4,500

10 – Ed Deicke                   $4,970                   NHC

11 – John Kaiser                $4,960                   NHC

12 – Lawrence Kahlden $4,890.70             $4,000

13 – Brett Wiener            $4,340                   $4,000 (double qualifier)

14 – Gary Machiz              $3,661.50             NHC

15 – Thomas O’Connor  $3,515                   NHC

16 – Kevin Engelhard      $3,478.90             NHC

17 – Sean Nolan                $3,460                   NHC

18 – Stelios Kandias        $3,435.30             NHC

19 – Terrence Cook         $3,393                   NHC

20 – Terry Flanagan         $3,135                   NHC

21 – Patrick Grippo          $3,100                   NHC

22 – Richard Nilsen          $3,073.75             NHC

23 – Greg Gass                  $3,055                   NHC

24 – Jeff Bussan                $2,914.50             NHC

25 – Bill Rendino              $2,870                   NHC

26 – Stanley Bavlish         $2,864.50             NHC

For more information on upcoming handicapping contests at Monmouth Park, players can email Brian Skirka at bskirka@monmouthpark.com.