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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:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Frank Salsano $1,825 $4,900+NHC Seat
2nd Gary Gristick $1,470.20 $1,960+NHC Seat
3rd James Michael $865 $1,176
4th Ralph Magnetti $651 $686
5th Tony Giordano $583 $343
6th Frank Klich $378 $147
7th Ronald Baldini $351 $147
8th Frank D’Angelo $277.75 $147
9th Shirley Wolff $253 $147
10th David Conover $252 $147