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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: 

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stRene Morety$2,633.40$9,050, BCBC seat
2ndNick Maiuri$2,471.70$3,620, BCBC seat
3rdMitchell Schuman$2,448.60$2,715, NHC seat
4thEugene DeMarzo$1,997$1,810, NHC seat
5thGeorge Carr$1,656$905, NHC seat
6thPeter Smeding$1,525NHC seat
7thJennifer Prince$1,310NHC seat
8thChristos Apostolos$1,209.90NHC seat
9thMonte Engler$1,194.75NHC seat
10thKen Seeman$1,176NHC seat