On a brisk, rainy night, on a track labeled sloppy, Oil Magnet proved himself best in the Final of the $86,700 Winter Survivor Series. Gingras moved him into contention past the half mile pole, grabbed the lead turning for home and held off a belated rally from his stablemate, Boiler Bob The QB to win in 1:53.1.
In other Series Final action, Real Babe made every pole a winning one, scoring a decisive wire to wire score in the $47,800 Final of the Charles Singer Memorial in 1:57.2. In addition, Mr. Dennis returned dividends on his $110,000 purchase price at the January Tattersalls Mixed Sale, winning the $60,200 Final of The Exit 16W with Andy Miller in 1:52.3.
The $3 million plateau has now become the norm and not the exception at the Meadowlands, as the total all sources handle of $3,621,796 marked an increase of 25 percent from the $2,905,427 bet on this same Saturday in 2012. The live handle was also up once again. In addition to the successful night at the Meadowlands, Winners Bayonne, the finest OTW in North America had its most successful day since its opening, including an additional $29,129 wagered on the Meadowlands at that facility.
Racing resumes Thursday at the Meadowlands, with first post time at 7:15 P.M.
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