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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 With the return of the Meadowlands Harness season this Saturday, November 4 also comes the debut of a new wager – The Pick 10 Survivor.


The first-of-its-kind wager requires the selection of the winner in the first 10 races on the program. The unique twist in the wager is ticket holders that correctly select the winner of Race 1 will advance to Race 2 while those tickets that fail to pick the Race 1 winner will be eliminated. Then all live tickets after Race 2 will advance to Race 3 while those that failed to pick the Race 2 winner will be eliminated. This continues until there is only one correct ticket (“The Survivor”) or all 10 races have been completed.


The lone surviving ticket will win the entire pool minus the wager’s 15-percent takeout. If there are multiple tickets that survive through all 10 legs or if the last surviving tickets are eliminated at the same time, they will split the entire net pool. The wager will carry a 20-cent minimum and begin each night on the first race. There is no carryover associated with the wager. The Meadowlands is partnering with the USTA’s Strategic Wagering Program to guarantee the wagering pool at $10,000.


All of the tote providers in the U.S. and Sportech facilities in Canada have passed a test and will be able to offer the wager to customers at both simulcast facilities and advance deposit wagering platforms.


In addition to the Pick 10 Survivor, the wagering menu will feature the large multi-race guaranteed wagers that horseplayers have come to expect.


The 50-cent Pick Five begins in Race 1 and carries a $25,000 guaranteed pool with a 15-percent takeout. The Early Pick Four begins in Race 3 and has a $25,000 guaranteed pool. The always-popular Late Pick Four has a $50,000 guaranteed pool. Both Pick Four wagers also carry a 15-percent takeout.


The Jackpot Super High Five also returns on Races 5 and 13 (or the last race of the card). The 20-cent minimum wager requires players to correctly select the first five finishers in order. If there is one unique ticket, that person wins the entire net pool. If there are multiple winning tickets, the winners share in 75-percent of the net pool while the remaining 25-percent is added to the jackpot. The wager carries a 15 percent takeout. The Race 13 Super High Five will begin the season with a carryover of $6,092.


Saturday’s season-opening card at the Meadowlands includes four six-figure finals in the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old trotters and pacers. Post time is 7:15 p.m.


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