East Rutherford, NJ – The Meadowlands kicks off Super Bowl weekend with yet another fourteen race program on Friday evening starting at 6:35 p.m. Both Friday and Saturday nights offer full fields and real value for the bettor.
Coming off a powerful pari-mutuel performance last week, handling over $3 million on both Friday and Saturday, the focus is directed to a carryover of $18,653 in the Pick Five which begins with race three and features a 50-cent base wager.
To further entice horseplayers, the Meadowlands has increased the guaranteed pool amount to $50,000 and the sequence will be featured as part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program. It would be no surprise if the pool exceeded six figures. This unlikely circumstance could offer the player a rare chance to wager with take-out virtually negated by the amount of the carryover.
The Hi-5 Super Jackpots continue to climb with race seven now just shy of $15,000 and the last race pool at $73,603. Those bets require a unique winning ticket and are at the low, low take-out rate of 15%
Free program pages for the Pick 5 and other horizontal wagers are available courtesy of Trackmaster. It's also a good idea to follow The Meadowlands on twitter for breaking news and developments supplied by trainers and drivers fresh from the paddock.
On the racetrack, the weekly $25,000 Open Handicap Trot saw the first repeat winner in the class since the fall meet began back in November when Can Do cut the mile and widened his margin to three lengths at the wire in 1:53.2 for owner – trainer Jody Reidel and driver Anthony Napolitano. He’ll get underway from the far outside post seven in this week’s trotting feature, which is carded as race two.
A solid field of pacing mares goes forth in the seventh race for a purse of $16,000. The venerable Radar Contact makes her return off a short break and a winning qualifier. The Indiana-bred has drawn near the million dollar mark in career earnings with last season being her best, taking on and beating top caliber mares while banking $287,415 and reducing her record to 1:49.2. Noel Daley conditions her for Charles Stillings and Dean Ehrgott.
Promotions-wise the 60 second wagering spree offers cash on Friday, Saturday offers a chance to win a 40 inch HD TV on which to watch the big game and failing that, you may enjoy the company of the “Bud Girl” for the Fiftieth Super Bowl in the comfort of Victory Sports Bar with giant TVs and a scrumptious buffet. Details for all of the above may be found by following this link.
Your dining requirements will be sated by a plethora of choices while playing the races at The Meadowlands.