Big M Announces Handicapping Contest Winners

Published: June 11, 2024 02:49 pm EDT

After cashing in on nine of his 12 wagers, Nick Montemurro walked away with the $2,740 grand prize after winning the track’s $6,849 live-money handicapping contest on Saturday, June 8.

Montemurro cashed in on nine of his 12 wagers to finish the contest with a final bankroll of $245.50.

Karen Fossli, who hit on her first four wagers, remained in the top five the entire contest and solidified a second-place finish with a $228 score in the final Meadowlands race of the night.

John Gioberti took third place, Jim Bohnarczyk took fourth and Bill Finnigan slipped into fifth.

The prize payouts were as follows:

  1. Nick Montemurro - $2,740
  2. Karen Fossli - $1,712
  3. John Gioberti - $1,370
  4. Jim Bohnarczyk - $685
  5. Bill Finnigan - $743

On Saturday, July 27, Meadowlands will host its 30 & Under Handicapping Contest. The free handicapping contest is exclusively for fans between the ages of 18 and 30 and offers a $5,000 USD total prize pool, with prize payouts to the top five finishers.  The contest format requires players to make a mythical $2 "across the board" wager on one horse in Races 2-11 at the Meadowlands. The winner is the contestant that amasses the largest mythical bankroll from their selections

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Meadowlands will host another live-money contest with a $5,000 USD prize pool, fully funded by the Meadowlands Racetrack. Based on a customer request, the format will be open to all wagers (W/P/S/Exacta/Trifecta/Superfecta/Pick X) with a $10 minimum wager per race. There is no entry fee, though a $100 USD live-money bankroll is required.

Complete contest rules, regulations and registration can be found at

(With files from Meadowlands Racetrack)

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