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Noce Takes Top Prize in $500 NHC/BCBC Super Qualifier

August 25, 2019

The $500 NHC/BCBC Super Qualifier held Saturday, August 24 at Monmouth Park was won by Nick Noce of Rochester, NY.

Noce bested a field that included 197 entries. He turned his starting $200 bankroll into $2,041.75 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Saratoga.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $20 per race.

By finishing first, Noce takes home the first-place cash prize of $9,050 as well as a seat to this year’s Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  Second-place finisher Jim Videtic also is headed to the BCBC.  Five NHC seats were awarded Saturday and they went to John Kostin, Dennis Desposito, Mike Dini, Basil DeVito and Tony Zhou.

Monmouth Park’s next handicapping contest is coming up on Saturday, September 21. The $250 NHC Qualifier will award two seats to the 2020 NHC.

In total, the Top 8 finishers are:

1stNick Noce$2,041.75$9,550+BCBC Seat
2ndJim Videtic$1,590$3,620+BCBC Seat
3rdJohn Kostin$1,384$2,715+NHC Seat
4thBill Rendino$1.293$1,810+$2,500(double NHC qualified)
5thDennis Desposito$1,292$905+NHC Seat
6thMike Dini$807.50NHC Seat
7thBasil DeVito$771.80NHC Seat
8thTony Zhou$742.90NHC Seat