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Two qualify for the WHHC Final

06:12 AM 26 Feb 2020 NZDT
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East Rutherford, NJ - Anthony Altomonte of New Jersey, captured the February 22nd World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Altomonte cashed on eight of his ten wagers, allowing him to outdistance his closest competitor by $445. Altomonte is a contest veteran and has qualified for both the WHHC Finals and NHC finals via Meadowlands qualifiers. With this win he is qualified for the 2020 WHHC Final at the Meadowlands on April 18th.

William Meisel of Staten Island, NY, also qualified for the April 18th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest with $413. His largest score was for $344 in race one with $80 to Place on Test Ride.

The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place exactly ten $10 minimum win, place, and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races.

The top ten finishers from this qualifier were:

First

Last

Bankroll

Prize $

Anthony

Altomonte

$858

$1,435 + WHHC Seat

William

Meisel

$413

$1,025 + WHHC Seat

Mark

Kunen

$360

$820

Rick

Arbiter

$298

$410

Patrick

O'Malley

$212

$205

Alison

Shafer

$176

$41

Chris

Simonetti

$121.60

$41

Brandon

Spiegel

$101

$41

John

Steele

$88

$41

John

Murphy

$80

$41

The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 18, 2020], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries.

DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com.

Hawthorne is hosting a WHHC Qualifier with two spots up for grabs on Saturday, February 29th and Buffalo Raceway's qualifier with one spot into the Final will be held on Saturday, March 21st.

For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015. For online qualifying on DerbyWars.com, players may contact support@derbywars.com.

All WHHC details can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240

From the Meadowlands Media Department

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