The snow and cold couldn’t slow down the drivers Friday Night at The Meadowlands. Of the 11 races that were held, 9 different drivers found their way to the winner’s circle, with Tim Tetrick and Andy Miller being the only two drivers to win more than one race. Miller put bookends on the card with wins in the first and last race.
The large payouts that have become a trend at The Meadowlands this winter continued as the Early Pick 4 returned $1,747.10 and the Late Pick 4 returned $8,274. Combined, the two pools carried over $129,000 in handle.
On the wagering front, it was another jump in total handle for The Meadowlands. Despite the bitter cold and snow, the total all-sources handle of $2,509,774 was a 22% increase from the $2,051,828 wagered on the same Friday in 2012. The Meadowlands has shown an increase in total handle every night of the 2013 racing season. The East Rutherford oval will take that momentum into a power-packed Saturday card featuring Golden Receiver in the $103,000 Presidential Final. The supporting stakes features could not have come up any better, with talent and depth from top to bottom in the Super Bowl and Clyde Hirt Finals.
There is literally something for everyone on Saturday at The Meadowlands. The night begins with the $15,000 Guaranteed Pick 5, with an average pool of over $48,000 and an average payout of over $10,000 in 2013. Next is the $25,000 Guaranteed Early Pick 4 with an average pool of over $45,000 this year. That Pick 4 sequence features The Super Bowl and Clyde Hirt Finals as races 5 and 6. Following that is the $75,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4, a pool in which the average payout in 2013 has been over $5,500. That all leads up to the featured 11th race on a blockbuster 13 race program, The Final of The $103,000 Presidential. Post Time for all the exciting action is 7:15 P.M.
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