According to Hawthorne press release:

Local Chicago player Jim Benes wins the inaugural Horseplayers Invitational at Hawthorne, taking home a $10,000 first prize and "seats in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and the 2019 NHC".

Jim has been red hot recently, also winning a Horse Tourneys late qualifier for an NHC seat and the 2018 Ultimate Betting Challenge at Santa Anita. (And who knows what else.)

Congrats from Barntowiretoo to Jim.

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