Troop, 61, opened a sizable lead on the rest of the 302-person field with a Day 1
Brian Herrity, of Mankato, Minnesota, came next at $240.80, pocketing $40,000
Troop’s score was the third-highest winning score in NHC history behind Steve
Wolfson Jr.’s $279.60 in NHC VI and Richard Goodall’s $272.30 in NHC IX. He
managed to maintain his lead on Day 2 despite having just one winner and one
place horse on Saturday.
“I was lucky, a lot of short prices came in,” Troop said. “I feel like I backed
A member of BRISnet.com since 2008, Troop qualified for the tournament in a
December 6 contest that took place at Turfway Park. He finished fourth in that
event, but the top two in that competition had previously qualified, leaving the
way clear for Troop to earn his second straight berth in the NHC.
Troop also automatically earns an exemption into next year’s finals. NHC XII
will be held again at Red Rock on January 28-29, 2011.
Registrations for the 2010 NHC Tour are now being accepted at www.ntra.com/nhctour.
Full standings and results for this weekend’s just completed NHC can be found at
Highlights of NHC XI are available at