Overall handle continues positive trend despite fewer races
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (June 1, 2017) – The Late Pick Four at the Meadowlands has continued its growth in 2017 with an average nightly pool size of $91,912 during May. That amount is an increase of 7.8 percent versus April (carryover date excluded). May saw a nearly 24 percent increase in average pool size compared to January, which traditionally provides some of the larger nightly handles of the year.
May featured three nights with a total Late Pick Four pool of more than $100,000. The rest of 2017 has featured just one other date with a six-figure pool size. The Late Pick Four offers a 50-cent minimum with 15 percent takeout.
“Our Late Pick Four has been an extremely popular wager for several years now, but we have made a greater effort to promote it and highlight it to our fans since the Championship Meet began in early May,” explained Meadowlands COO/GM Jason Settlemoir. “We have had our television handicappers put together tickets on the broadcast and spend more time highlighting the races in the sequence in addition to adding some new graphics to promote the wager through the simulcast feed.”
Overall handle on Meadowlands races continues its strength, with per race handle at $225,192 during May, an increase of 2.8 percent over April and 8.8 percent over March.
“Our entire staff here continues to work tirelessly to put together the best product we can for our fans in the face of some tremendous obstacles and competition,” said Settlemoir. “With our major stakes events right around the corner, I am very pleased with the positive momentum we are riding and look forward to continuing it throughout the summer.”
This weekend’s Late Pick Four sequences feature an average of 8.9 wagering interests per leg including two fields of 10 on Friday and three fields of 10 on Saturday.
Free past performance pages, courtesy of Trackmaster, are available on the Meadowlands website.
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