Craig Siedler Sweeps To Victory In Del Mar Summer Handicapping Challenge

Craig Siedler, from Henderson, NV, catapulted into the lead in the second race Saturday and never looked back in the two-day 18th annual Del Mar Summer Challenge. Siedler won handily over 127 classy entries with a final bankroll of an unfathomable $100,000 from the $3,000 starting bankroll. Prize winnings totaled $50,000 including $35,000 cash, a $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) entry at Del Mar and an August 21 $5,000 Pacific Classic Betting Challenge Del Mar entry. The final bankroll and prizes totaled $150,000.

Matt Arndt of Tempe, AZ and Jim Meeks from Elko, NV finished second and third to round out the top three. Cash and prizes for Matt were $27,000 while Jim received $15,000.

Siedler hit exacta and trifecta wagers in the contest’s second race to put him in the lead with a score of over $19,000 then followed that up with a nearly all-time exacta payoff in race 7. Siedler had 78-1 winner Miss Carousel over 27-1 After Midnight an amazing 50 times for more than $51,000 in race winnings. The $1 exacta payoff of $1,025 just missed an all-time Del Mar record. His incredible day ended with $82,617 and he kept firing Sunday pushing his total all the way to the insurmountable six figure finale.

The top five finishers receive BCBC entries in the November 5 and 6 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar.

PLACE NAME FINAL BANKROLL

1 Craig Siedler $100,000.70
2 Matt Arndt $47,080.00
3 Jim Meeks $36,000.00
4 Bill Chenvert $27,400.50
5 Ron Myeress $20,315.20
6 Rob Talstra $14,003.50
7 Michael Shutty $13,000.00
8 Carl Rasak $12,456.00
9 Gary West $11,570.00
10 Steve Eisner $8,416.50

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