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Yarwood Finishes First in October $300 NHC Qualifier

October 11, 2022


Monmouth Park held a $300 NHC qualifier on Saturday, October 8, and Darren Yarwood of Secaucus, N.J., finished in the top spot with a total of $2,173.85.

Yarwood bested a field that included 118 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into the winning total by betting races from Belmont @ Aqueduct, Keeneland and Woodbine.  Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $15 per race.

By finishing first, Yarwood takes home the first-place cash prize of $5,100.   Yarwood also won a seat into the 2023 National Horseplayers Championship.  Second-place finisher Joe Perry will be joining Yarwood on his NHC trip.

In total, the Top 5 finishers from Saturday are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Darren Yarwood $2,173.85 $5,100+NHC Seat
2nd Joe Perry $1,961.76 $2,040+NHC Seat
3rd Alexander Calzi $1,655.25 $1,530
4th Devanathan Murugesan $1,104.70 $1,020
5th Peter Costanzo $434.10 $510