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With Handle Soaring, The Meadowlands Increases Guaranteed Pools

Saturday, February 9, 2013

In the first six weeks of the 2013 Meadowlands racing season, the bettors have spoken loud and clear.  The fifty-cent pick five and the brand new early pick four are in high demand and the Meadowlands Racetrack is happy to respond to that demand. 


Effective Thursday February 14th, the Meadowlands Racetrack will be raising a pair of its guaranteed wagers.  The fifty-cent pick five, which has seen an average pool of $45,000 will increase its guaranteed pool from $15,000 to $25,000.  In addition, the early pick four, which has sported an average pool of roughly $50,000 will increase its guarantee from $25,000 to $35,000.  These new guarantees will support the always popular late pick four, with guarantees of $50,000 on Thursday and Friday and $75,000 on Saturday.  All three of these wagers will retain their 15% takeout rate.            

Beginning this upcoming Thursday February 14th, the Meadowlands Racetrack guaranteed wagers will be as follows:

  • $.50 Cent Pick 5 (Races 1-5): $25,000 Guaranteed (15% Takeout) 
  • $1 Early Pick 4 (Races 3-6):   $35,000 Guaranteed (15% Takeout) 
  • $1 Late Pick 4 (Races 7-10):  $50,000 Guaranteed (Thursday and Friday) (15% Takeout) 
  •  $75,000 Guaranteed (Saturday) (15% Takeout) 

T  This announcement comes on the heels of a Thursday evening that featured a $51,000 pick five, a $68,000 early pick four and a $104,000 late pick four pool.  With the Meadowlands handle continuing to soar, these three nightly wagers have proved to be the three best bets in harness racing. 

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