Scott Alberg, the 2006 National Harness Handicapping Champion, once again showcased his prowess for picking winners in a qualifying tournament held January 28 at the Meadowlands.
The Washington Township, NJ resident, who sells his picks online (4NJPicks.com), nailed five winners on the card and finished the tournament with a $1,054 bankroll, securing him the $4,360 top cash prize and an entry into the inaugural World Harness Handicapping Championship, to be held in early 2013 at Woodbine.
The qualifier format required players to bet 10 Meadowlands races of their choice, working from a $100 bankroll. Wagers had to meet a $10 minimum per race, with no maximum. Contestants could only bet one horse per race and wagers could either be win, place or a combination of the two.
This is Alberg’s third tournament win, with previous titles coming in the 2006 NHHC final and a 2008 qualifier, in which he connected on 8 out of 10 winners. Alberg also finished second (by only a few dollars) in the 2010 NHHC Final.
Rank Name Bankroll Prize
1 Scott Alberg $1054 $4,360 (Plus $1875 WHHC seat)
2 Mike Koehne $563 $2,180 (Plus $1875 WHHC seat)
3 Joe Barre $399 $1,635
4 Kathleen Nash $367 $1,090
5 Ira Sobel $359 $545
6 Debbie Kilpe $331 $218
7 Agustin Toscano $273 $218
8 Lou Knigge $260 $218
9 Dave Kilpe $217 $218
10 Tiffany Bush $212 $218
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