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Brown and Sweeney Win Seats to the 2022 NTRA NHC

Sunday, October 17, 2021

George Brown of Neeham, MA, captured the October 16th  NTRA National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 66 players representing several different states.  All entry fees went to the prize pool totaling $13,200 

 The Meadowlands NHC Qualifier required each contestant to make at least ten $20 Win wagers on their choice of races from Belmont, Laurel and Keeneland.    

Brown cashed on three of his ten bets and was able to his build his $200 bankroll into $1,122.50 earning him the $5,280 top cash prize and seat in the 2022 NHC Final in Las Vegas.  George’s big score came in Belmont’s 10th race where he cashed for $892.50 with a $175 win bet on maiden claiming winner Lemon Taffy. 

Long-time NHC and Meadowlands contest player Bill Rendino finished in second place with a $900 tournament bankroll.  Since Rendino already qualified for the NHC, the second NHC seat was passed to Michael Sweeney of Ryebrook, NY.  

The top ten finishers along with contest prize payouts are below. 

Place 

Prize Money 

Bankroll 

First 

Last 

City 

State 

1 

$5,280 

$1,122.50 

George 

Brown 

Needham 

MA 

2 

$2,640 

$900.00 

Bill 

Rendino 

Bronx 

NY 

3 

$1,320 

$650.00 

Michael 

Sweeney 

Ryebrook 

NY 

4 

$990 

 $460.00 

Bill 

Rendino 

Bronx 

NY 

5 

$660 

$336.00 

Frank 

D’Angelo 

Beacon Falls 

CT 

6 

$462 

$180.00 

Ryan 

Tyreman 

Syracuse 

NY 

7 

$462 

$167.00 

Stephen 

Luca 

Pristertown 

MD 

8 

$462 

$22.00 

Mathew 

Levy 

Valley Stream 

NY 

9 

$462 

 $5.00 

Darren 

Yarwood 

Secaucus 

NJ 

10 

$462 

  $.90 

Janice 

Fairlie 

Point Pleasant 

NJ 

  

The Meadowlands Racetrack will look to hold a NHC 2023 Qualifier in March of 2023.  


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