Congratulations to Alan Bourke, Brian Knowles and (HorseTourneys qualifier) Mark McGuire. They were the winners last weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively at Surfside.
Congratulations to Friday, December 29 winner (and HorseTourneys qualifier) John Ukleja and Saturday, December 30 victor Paul Langley. In addition to winning an NHC seat by virtue of their respective triumphs, each is now eligible for a $1 million bonus should he go on to win the NHC in February at Treasure Island.
Timothy Yohler finished with a bankroll of $5,297 to top a field of 43 and win the inaugural Caribbean Classic Betting Challenge at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, December 9.
Nisan Gabbay, a 40-year-old software developer and owner of a tech startup company, turned two gutsy wagers in the day’s final two races into victory at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Del Mar.
Eric Moomey, a HorseTourneys qualifier to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge via his third-place finish at The BIG One in September, made an all-in win bet of $8,322 on Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Mendelssohn ($11.60 to win for $2) to leapfrog his way to the top of the leaderboard, and he stayed there the rest of the day to finish Day 1 of the two-day competition with a total of $48,071.40.
(By Jim Mulvihill of the NTRA and courtesy of Keeneland)
Tom Maloof, a 59-year-old project management consultant from Middleborough, Mass., cashed big on the first and last races of the card to amass a final bankroll of $13,004 and win Sunday’s BCBC/NHC Challenge, the richest handicapping contest of the meet. In addition to his bankroll winnings, Maloof took home a $21,000 first-place cash prize, plus an all-expenses-paid berth to the $2.9 million (est.) National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and a paid entry to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).
Congratulations to Rene Morety, winner of the August 26 Monmouth Super Qualifier. In addition to their cash winnings, Morety and runner-up Nick Maiuri won $10,000 entries to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.
Congratulations to Philip Lam, winner of last Saturday’s Laurel Champions Tourney. Lam won a total of $7,389.70 plus a Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seat.
(Courtesy of Ellis Park)
HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017) — Timothy “Marc” Stateler of Marissa, IL, captured Sunday’s inaugural Bluegrass Tournament presented by AmWager at Ellis Park. He’s stamped his ticket to Las Vegas to compete in next year’s National Horseplayers Championship, where millions of dollars will be at stake.
By Tammy Knox, Indiana Grand
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Aug. 19, 2017 – Scott Ksionzyk made his drive down from London, Ontario Canada worth the trip, winning the second annual National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Qualifier at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, Aug. 19.