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Samples Wins Final SSC Qualifier; Headed to Invitational and PYP

April 26, 2021

view of race from seating area

Monmouth Park’s fourth and final $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, April 24 and the winner was Michael Samples of Ocean, NJ.

Samples bested a field that included 115 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $622.20 by betting races from Belmont, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay. Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Samples takes home a cash prize of $6,625.  In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 22 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 12.  The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Samples in the Invitational.  The Top 2 finishers in the Invitational will earn a 2022 NHC seat.

The Invitational, along with a separate $300 NHC Qualifier, will take place on Saturday, May 22.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Michael Samples $622.20 $6,625+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd David Wolff $512.50 $2,650+Invitational Seat
3rd David Wolff $466.30 $1,590+Invitational Seat
4th Noel Lafferty $391.25 $927.50+Invitational Seat
5th Michael Sweeney $321.50 $463.75+Invitational Seat
6th Pete Macheska $297.75 $198.75+Invitational Seat
7th Janice Fairlie $294 $198.75+Invitational Seat
8th Brian Fairlie $289 $198.75+Invitational Seat
9th George Bosch $272.90 $198.75+Invitational Seat
10th Anthony Imburgio $212.50 $198.75+Invitational Seat