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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:

1stMichael Samples$622.20$6,625+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2ndDavid Wolff$512.50$2,650+Invitational Seat
3rdDavid Wolff$466.30$1,590+Invitational Seat
4thNoel Lafferty$391.25$927.50+Invitational Seat
5thMichael Sweeney$321.50$463.75+Invitational Seat
6thPete Macheska$297.75$198.75+Invitational Seat
7thJanice Fairlie$294$198.75+Invitational Seat
8thBrian Fairlie$289$198.75+Invitational Seat
9thGeorge Bosch$272.90$198.75+Invitational Seat
10thAnthony Imburgio$212.50$198.75+Invitational Seat