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Meadowlands Posts Highest Handles Of The Meet

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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A nine-day Pick Six carryover and the National Harness Handicapping Championship helped propel Meadowlands Racetrack to its best live and total handles of the meet on Saturday, April 24. 

 

The total all sources handle was $4,031,158.  The previous meet high was $3.7 million wagered on January 23.  The live handle was also the best of 2010, with $648,889 wagered on the live card in the building, easily surpassing the previous high of $617,501 on February 20.

 

After a nine-day carryover, the Meadowlands Pick Six was finally hit on April 24. The wager returned $5,147 for a $1 ticket.  The total Pick Six pool was $511,350, $65,042 of which was bet at the Meadowlands.  The winning sequence was: 2-Cannae Barron [$10], 2-Ideal Matters [$3.40], 7-Western Shore [$16.80], 1-Fred And Ginger [$5.80], 4-Distinct Color [$7.80] and 6-Master Stroke [$4.80].  A 10-day carryover produced a record $1.3 million pool and $193,384 payoff on April 4, 2009, when five winning tickets took down the pool.  A $1 base wager, the Pick Six is offered nightly on races four through nine.

 

Joseph Fierro of Holstville, NY captured the $20,000 grand prize in the 2010 National Harness Handicapping Championship, a tournament that brought together horseplayers from across North America.  Fierro finished the tournament with a $1,909 bankroll to top the field of 106 players competing for $50,000 in prize money.  The NHHC contest format required contestants to bet 10 races: eight Meadowlands races of their choice, plus one mandatory race each from Balmoral and Woodbine racetracks.  Bets had to meet a $40 minimum, $100 maximum per race.  Contestants could only bet one horse per race and wagers could either be win, place or a combination of the two.


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