Champ ‘Capper Donnelly Wins Pick Your Prize

June 8, 2023

Last year, Dylan Donnelly took The Big Check at Santa Anita (Benoit)

Dylan Donnelly Wins Monmouth Park Pick Your Prize As Handicapping Contest Sets Record With 299 Entries

Tom Luicci/Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J.— Monmouth Park’s $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 3 played host to a record 299 entries with Dylan Donnelly finishing ahead of all others. 

Playing on Xpressbet, Donnelly turned his starting $1,000 bankroll into $8,960 with the help of two large daily doubles – a winning $400 bet starting in Race 8 and a winning $800 play starting in Race 11.  

By finishing first, Donnelly automatically received a $15,390 cash prize. As part of Pick Your Prize’s unique and unparalleled prize structure, Donnelly also received two prize selections from a prize board that included 25 seats to the National Horseplayers Championship, eight seats to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and seven cash prizes ranging from $9,800 to $4,500.

With his two selections, Donnelly picked a BCBC seat and $9,800. All told, Donnelly walked away with his $8,960 bankroll, $25,190 in cash prizes, and a spot in the BCBC.

George Bosch, playing on-site at Monmouth, finished Saturday’s contest with a bankroll of $8,310. The second-place finish earned him an automatic $8,550 plus two prize selections – used on a BCBC seat and “NHC+$6,000.”

In total, the Top 7 finishers received two prize board selections.  Finishers 8-33 received one pick. 

All Pick Your Prize players had to bet a minimum of five Monmouth Park races.   The minimum bet for those races was $200.  Pools available for contest play were win, place, show, exacta and daily double. Contest players participated on-site or online through Xpressbet, TVG and HPI.

Monmouth Park’s next live money handicapping contest is the $1,000 Haskell Challenge on Saturday, July 22.  Entries can only be played online through Xpressbet, TVG/4NJBETS or HPI. 

For those looking for more immediate contest action, Monmouth Park has partnered with for a $1 (yes, $1) online handicapping for the Saturday, June 17 Haskell Preview Day card. The Top 5 finishers in that Horsetourneys contest will receive a seat in the $1,000 Haskell Challenge.

For information on future Monmouth Park contests, please contact Brian Skirka at

$2,000 Pick Your Prize Official Contest Results & Prizes

Dylan Donnelly$8,960$15,390, BCBC, $9,800
George Bosch$8,310$8,550, BCBC, NHC+$6,000
Dennis Hubbard$7,464.50$5,130, BCBC, NHC+$4,000
Steven Wells$6,600$3,420, BCBC, NHC+$3,000
William Meisel$6,270$1,710, $8,500, NHC+$2,000
Rick Broth$6,002.50BCBC, NHC
Chris Larmey$5,480BCBC, NHC
Chris Littlemore$5,240.76BCBC
Dan Edwards$5,130NHC
Frank Mustari$4,580BCBC
Richard Nilsen$4,386.40$8,000
Seth Morris$4,280$7,000
Ken Jordan $4,136NHC
Kyle Roscoe$4,080$6,500
Terrence Severson$4,030NHC
Bill Rendino$4,000$5,500
Dennis Tiernan$3,944$4,500
Zachary Agamenoni$3,700.50NHC
James Giamundo$3,478NHC
Bradley Anderson$3,400NHC
Mark Streiff$3,298NHC
Joe Scanio$3,173NHC
John Kostin$3,140NHC
Chris Ahl$3,007.80NHC
Mike Steindler$2,940.50NHC
Jerry McClenin$2,854NHC
Paul Shurman$2,820NHC
Francis Drew$2,813NHC
Gary Johnson$2,770NHC
Braden Selvig$2,755NHC
Lorne Weiss$2,741.82NHC
Robert Losier$2,530NHC
Ken Seeman$2,500NHC

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