Meadowlands Horseplayers Qualify For NHC

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Published: March 29, 2022 12:26 pm EDT

Harry Sukhram of The Bronx, New York won the March 26 qualifier for the NTRA National Handicapping Championship at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 94 entries representing several surrounding states.

The Meadowlands NHC qualifier required each contestant to make at least 10 $20 wagers on their choice of races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay Downs.  

Sukhram cashed on eight of his 15 bets and was able to build his $200 bankroll into $2,163.50, earning him the $7,520 top cash prize and seat in the 2023 NHC in Las Vegas.  Sukhram's big score came in Gulfsteam’s 11th race when he cashed for $1,600 with a $400 win bet on maiden winner Celestial City.

Long-time NHC and Meadowlands contest player Paul Caltagirone of Manchester, New Jersey finished in second place with a $1,731.30 tournament bankroll, earning $3,760 in prize money and a 2023 NHC seat.

(With files from The Meadowlands)