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Marcus Makes His Mark, Handle Continues Upward

Thursday, January 24, 2013

   It was a night of “firsts” at The Meadowlands as 23 year old Marcus Miller made his first trip to the Meadowlands winners circle.  The filly that brought him there, Ideal Ginny was doing the same, earning her first lifetime win.  Miller guided his filly through a perfect pocket trip, tracking the favored Liz’s Lil K K around the track, eventually sling-shoting past in the stretch in 1:55.   

There was parity amongst the remainder of the driving colony as Yannick Gingras, John Campbell and Andy Miller all had driving doubles.  

On the wagering front, the all sources handle was up once again.  The Thursday night handle of $1,714,539 was a twelve-percent increase from the $1,531,317 on this same Thursday in 2012. 

Racing continues on Friday with first post time at 7:15 P.M.  All eyes will be on The Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday with over $200,000 in Winter Stakes Finals.  The Super Bowl Final is the best in years featuring multiple leg winners.  The Clyde Hirt Final has talent from top to bottom and taking center stage is the $103,000 Presidential Final where Golden Receiver will look to complete back to back sweeps of that prestigious event.  Post Time for the Saturday card is 7:15 P.M., which as always, includes the $75,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4, harness racing’s best bet. 

 

 


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