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Rogers Wins First NHC Qualifier of 2024 Contest Year

April 08, 2024


Monmouth Park held a $300 NHC qualifier on Saturday, April 6 and Pete Rogers of Summit, NJ, finished in the top spot with a total of $2,008.76.

Rogers bested a field that included 119 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into the winning total by betting races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Keeneland.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Rogers takes home the first-place cash prize of $5,175 and is headed to Las Vegas for the National Horseplayers Championship along with runner-up Peter Smeding.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Pete Rogers $2,008.76 $5,175+ NHC Seat
2nd Peter Smeding $1,673.88 $2,587.50 + NHC Seat
3rd John Kostin $1,304.85 $1,552.50
4th Al Squillante $1,271.03 $1,035
5th Lou Filoso $1,174.91 $517.50