Slembarski Wins Qualifier For WHHC

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Published: May 3, 2022 12:05 pm EDT

Todd Slembarski of Swoyersville, Pennsylvania captured the April 30 qualifier for the World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) at the Meadowlands Racetrack. 

Slembarski only cashed in on three of his 10 wagers but it was enough to finish the contest with $220, a $20 profit.  His largest win came in the very first Meadowlands race with a $140 score on #3 Leon David. Slembarski earned $600 with the contest win and a $1,000 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Championship.

Greg Lipinski, Patrick O’Malley and Russ Slader also qualified into the WHHC with their second, third and fourth place finishes. 

The $400 qualifier required contestants to place exactly 10 $20 win wagers on Meadowlands races. 

The WHHC is a one-day tournament on September 10, 2022. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,000.  The $1,000 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $700 going to the prize pool.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10. 

Players that have qualified for the WHHC are:

John Settembrino – Meadowlands November 2021 Free Qualifier
William Alemijevic – Meadowlands $400 January 2022 Qualifier
Jaime Ortiz – Meadowlands $400 January 2022 Qualifier
Karen Fossli – Meadowlands $400 January 2022 Qualifier
Joe Barre – Meadowlands $400 January 2022 Qualifier
Sean Loebs – Meadowlands $200 February 2022 Qualifier
Stefan Ferrara – Meadowlands $200 February 2022 Qualifier
John Vail – Meadowlands $200 March 2022 Qualifier
John Murphy – Meadowlands $200 March 2022 Qualifier
Leo Talback – 2022 Winter Survival Challenge
Michael Kepler – 2022 Winter Survival Challenge
Charles Polgar – 2022 Winter Survival Challenge
Jeff Marrotte – Tioga Downs
Frank Palmasani – Vernon Downs

The Meadowlands Summer Survival Challenge kicks off this Friday, May 6.  The contest is free to play and the top three finishers earn a $1,000 WHHC seat.  Players can register here.

The next on-site Meadowlands qualifier is Saturday, June 4 and a free mythical contest.  Contest details are available here.

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan at [email protected] or 201-842-5015.

(With files from Meadowlands)