Courtesy of Del Mar Publicity Dept.
Vic Stauffer of Novato, CA, captured the Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge by turning his $2,500 starting bankroll into $23,375. Stauffer gained the lead in the final race with a $2,000 win bet on 4-1 Colonel Samsen. Stauffer won $38,000 in cash plus his $23,375 bankroll, as well as a $10,000 entry into the 2017 $1 million Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at Del Mar. If he goes on to win the 2017 BCBC, he will receive an additional $1 million bonus.
Second place went to Paul Hughes from San Mateo, CA, with final winnings of $17,313, good for $15,000 cash, $10,000 BCBC entry and a National Handicapping Championship entry.
John Allurnario, of San Diego, CA, finished third with winnings of $16,030 earning a $10,000 BCBC entry, NHC entry and a cash prize of $5,000.
Del Mar Handicapping Challenge Final Results (starting bankroll $2,500):
1- Vic Stauffer — $23,375
2- Paul Hughes — $17,313
3- John Allurnario — $16,030
4- Mike Caposio –$10,192
5- Lee Geraghty — $15,660
6. Paul Hughes –$11,524
John Allunario also won the Day One prize, an entry into the 2017 Del Mar Summer Challenge, a $7,000 entry fee.