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Salsano Hits Finale To Capture NHC Qualifier; Gristick Joining Him In Vegas

September 27, 2020

Monmouth Park’s $300 NHC Qualifier was held on Saturday, September 26 and Frank Salsano of Brick, NJ finished in the top spot.

Salsano bested a field that included 168 entries. He turned his starting $200 bankroll into $1,825 by betting races from Monmouth Park, Belmont and Churchill.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $20 per race.

By finishing first, Salsano takes home the first-place cash prize of $4,900.   Along with second-place finisher Gary Gristick , Salsano has earned a seat in the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas.

In total, the Top 10 finishers from Saturday are:

FinishNameBankrollPrize
1stFrank Salsano$1,825$4,900+NHC Seat
2ndGary Gristick$1,470.20$1,960+NHC Seat
3rdJames Michael$865$1,176
4thRalph Magnetti$651$686
5thTony Giordano$583$343
6thFrank Klich$378$147
7thRonald Baldini$351$147
8thFrank D’Angelo$277.75$147
9thShirley Wolff$253$147
10thDavid Conover$252$147