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Rene Morety Takes August 26 Super Qualifier

August 27, 2017

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Monmouth Park’s final handicapping contest of the live season was held Saturday, August 26 and the winner was Rene Morety of Jackson Heights, NY. 

 Morety bested a field that included 217 entries. He turned his starting $200 bankroll into $2,633.40 by betting races from Monmouth Park and Saratoga only.Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $20 per race. 

By finishing first, Morety takes home the first place cash prize of $9,050.  In addition, he qualifies for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge  (as does runner-up Nick Maiuri).  Finishers 3-10 qualify for the 2018 NHC in Las Vegas.  

In total, the Top 10 finishers are: 

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Rene Morety $2,633.40 $9,050, BCBC seat
2nd Nick Maiuri $2,471.70 $3,620, BCBC seat
3rd Mitchell Schuman $2,448.60 $2,715, NHC seat
4th Eugene DeMarzo $1,997 $1,810, NHC seat
5th George Carr $1,656 $905, NHC seat
6th Peter Smeding $1,525 NHC seat
7th Jennifer Prince $1,310 NHC seat
8th Christos Apostolos $1,209.90 NHC seat
9th Monte Engler $1,194.75 NHC seat
10th Ken Seeman $1,176 NHC seat