East Rutherford, NJ - Russ Slader blew away the competition in the $400 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier this past Saturday.
The Nutley, NJ resident nailed four winners on the card and finished the tournament with a $1,320 bankroll, securing him the $3,840 top cash prize and an entry into the World Harness Handicapping Championship, to be held April 19, 2014 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.
Frank Palmer of Caldwell, NJ, John Golden of Drexel Hill, PA and Tedd Derian from the Bronx, NY also qualified for the WHHC Final.
The qualifier format required players to bet 10 Meadowlands races of their choice, working from a $200 bankroll. Wagers had to meet a $20 minimum per race, with a $200 maximum. Contestants could only bet one horse per race and wagers could either be win, place or a combination of the two.
Rank Name Bankroll Prize
1 Russ Slader $1,320.00 $3,840 (Plus $800 WHHC seat)
2 Frank Palmer $896.00 $1,920 (Plus $800 WHHC seat)
3 John Golden $845.10 $1,440 (Plus $800 WHHC seat)
4 Tedd Derian $700.00 $960 (Plus $800 WHHC seat)
5 Don Tiger $580.00 $480
6 Greg Lipinski $560.00 $192
7 Lester Block $532.00 $192
8 Don Morgan $475.00 $192
9 Nick Montemurro $417.00 $192
10 Joe Chuisano $425.60 $192
by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands