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Rogers, Cettina Heading to Vegas for NHC Following 1-2 Contest Finish

October 27, 2020

Monmouth Park’s final, live season $300 NHC Qualifier was held on Saturday, October 24 and Pete Rogers of Summit, NJ finished in the top spot.

Rogers bested a field that included 131 entries. He turned his starting $200 bankroll into $4,018.85 by betting races from Monmouth Park, Belmont and Keeneland.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $20 per race.

By finishing first, Rogers takes home the first-place cash prize of $3,050.   Along with second-place finisher Roger Cettina, Rogers has earned a seat in the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 10 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Pete Rogers $4,018.85 $3,050+NHC Seat
2nd Roger Cettina $3,060 $1,220+NHC Seat
3rd Frank Sorensen $2,560 $732
4th Greg Knepper $2,083 $427
5th Tony Zhou $1,663.3 $213.50
6th Roger Cettina $1,500 $91.50
7th Arthur Sferlazzo $1,004 $91.50
8th Tony Zhou $948 $91.50
9th Bill Rendino $933.40 $91.50
10th Larry Wineberg $922 $91.50