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Yarwood Wins SSC #2; Earns PYP, Invitational Spot

March 15, 2022

view of race from seating area

Monmouth Park’s second $300 Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier was held Saturday, March 12 and the winner was Darren Yarwood of Secaucus, NJ.

Yarwood bested a field that included 105 entries. He turned his starting $150 bankroll into $1,765 by betting races from Gulfstream and Tampa Bay. Contest players could only bet win, place and/or show and needed to bet a minimum of $30 per race.

By finishing first, Yarwood takes home the first-place cash prize of $3,762.50.  In addition, he takes home a spot in the May 14 Simulcast Series Challenge Invitational as well as a seat in the $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on June 4.  The rest of Saturday’s Top 10 finishers will be joining Yarwood in the Invitational.  The Top 5 finishers in the 45-entry Invitational will select between two available NHC seats and three cash prizes.

Monmouth Park’s next two Simulcast Series Qualifiers are coming up on April 2 and April 30.

In total, the Top 10 finishers are:

Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Darren Yarwood $1,765 $3,762.50+PYP Seat+Invitational Seat
2nd David Conover $1,234.40 $2,687.50+Invitational Seat
3rd Michael Samples $1,215 $1,935+Invitational Seat
4th Vincent Papandrea $1,025 $860+Invitational Seat
5th Michael Costanzo $821.50 $430+Invitational Seat
6th Vincent Papandrea $717 $215+Invitational Seat
7th Shirley Wolff $649.30 $215+Invitational Seat
8th Gary Wright $602.50 $215+Invitational Seat
9th Bob Kadlubowski $597 $215+Invitational Seat
10th Paul Caltagirone $502.50 $215+Invitational Seat