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Monmouth, Woodbine to Partner on Contest Bonus


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Monmouth Park and Woodbine Entertainment will partner on a first-of-its-kind $5-million bonus for any horseplayer that finishes in the Top 10 of the $400 Monmouth/Woodbine handicapping contest June 30, then goes on to win the $250 Monmouth/Woodbine contest Oct. 13 and the National Horseplayers Championship at the Treasure Island in Las Vegas in 2019.

“We pride ourselves on running the best handicapping contests in the country,” said Brian Skirka, Monmouth Park’s Marketing Manager and Contest Director. “That includes innovating new contest formats such as our Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge and bonuses such as this. A bonus of this magnitude is unprecedented and I thank the management of Woodbine Entertainment not only for their years of partnership with our contests but also for their partnership and support on this exciting bonus.”

Monmouth will also host its $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge June 2. Last year’s prizes included 17 NHC seats, five Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge seats and over $65,000 in cash. Players can qualify at or or by contacting Skirka at [email protected].

In total, Monmouth Park will host 13 handicapping contests in 2018–including the already-underway Simulcast Series Challenge. The Oceanport track will award approximately 43 seats to the 2019 NHC over the next eight months. In addition, eight players will win full entry into the 2018 BCBC.

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