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Hendler wins handicapping challenge

February 01, 2011
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Tracy Hendler of Carteret, NJ, captured the grand prize and a seat in the National Harness Handicapping Championship at the 2011 Meadowlands Woodbine Challenge on January 29.

The Meadowlands Woodbine Challenge required players to bet 10 races, including three races each from the Meadowlands and Woodbine.  Wagers had to be meet a $10 minimum, $100 maximum per race and be Win, Place (or combination WP) on one horse only.

Hendler built his $100 bankroll into $877, earning him $3490 in prize money plus an $800 entry into the National Harness Handicapping Championship on July 9 at the Meadowlands.  Hendler previously captured the 2008 Last Chance NHHC Qualifier.  Runner-up William Meisel of Staten Island, NY and third-place finisher Bob Kadane of Emerson, NJ also earned seats in the 2011 NHHC.

Upcoming qualifiers for the 2011 NHHC include Meadowlands Racetrack (February 19 and March 26), Buffalo Raceway (March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 9), Maywood Park (March 25), Balmoral Park (March 26), Vernon Downs (April 30) and Tioga Downs (May 13).  Visit the NHHC home page for further details at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=1799

2011 Meadowlands Woodbine Handicapping Challenge Standings

Rank, Player, Hometown, Bankroll, Prize

1, Tracy Hendler, Carteret, NJ, $877, $4290 (includes $800 NHHC seat)

2, William Meisel, Staten Island, NY, $787, $3575 (includes $800 NHHC seat)

3, Bob Kadane, Emerson, NJ, $574, $2860 (includes $800 NHHC seat)

4, Gary Machiz, Cream Ridge, NJ, $513, $1430

5, Greg Capece, Springfield, NJ, $502, $715

6, Rich Preziotti, West Caldwell, NJ, $493, $286

7, Mark Bogucki, Cream Ridge, NJ, $410, $286

8, David Mead, Ridgewood, NJ, $401, $286

9, Mike Abbarte, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, $288, $286

10, Del Kern, Milford, PA, $272, $286

(Meadowlands)

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