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Rendino Headed to Invitational, PYP after SSC#1 Win

March 03, 2020

view of race from seating area

Monmouth Park’s first $250 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, February 29 and the winner was Bill Rendino of Bronx, NY.

Rendino bested a field that included 137 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,939 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, Rendino takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,600.  In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 9 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on May 30.  The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Rendino in the Invitational.  The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2021 NHC seat.

Monmouth Park’s next two Simulcast Series Qualifiers are coming up on March 21 and April 25.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stBill Rendino$1,939$4,600+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2ndPaul Buttafuoco$755.25$1,840+Invitational Seat
3rdBrian Fairlie$601$1,104+Invitational Seat
4thJoe Perry$590.40$644+Invitational Seat
5thMark Hagenbuch$556.50$322+Invitational Seat
6thStelios Kandias$493$138+Invitational Seat
7thFrank D’Angelo$446$138+Invitational Seat
8thShirley Wolff$433.15$138+Invitational Seat
9thMichael Sweeney$378.30$138+Invitational Seat
10thGreg Knepper$342.90$138+Invitational Seat