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2019 Hambo Future Wager & Mandatory payouts

03:36 AM 02 Aug 2019 NZST
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East Rutherford, NJ - The final Future Wager on the 94th edition of the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands will open its fourth and final pool Thursday, August 1, at 11:00 a.m. The pool will remain open until Saturday, August 3 at post time of the first elimination and/or heat of the Hambletonian scheduled for Race 8 with a post-time of 2:55 p.m. [EDT].

A winning ticket pays the closing odds in the pool before the first elimination of the Hambletonian, Race 8.

This is the final of four pools opened in advance of the Hambletonian, held Saturday, August 3, at The Meadowlands.

Of the 101 trotting colts eligible for the $1 million Hambletonian, just 16 entered to race for $1 million on Saturday, Aug. 3 at The Meadowlands Racetrack.

The Marcus Melander trained quartet of trotters - Greenshoe, Green Manalishi S, Gimpanzee and Gerry, have earned a combined $1.9 million to date and it's no surprise that Greenshoe is tabbed the Future Wager favorite at 2-1.

The first Future Wager poll closed with Indiana-sired Swandre The Giant favored at 2-1, but the Ron Burke trained Hambo hopeful is now 12-1.

The second Future Wager Pool closed with a drastic shift to the lightly-raced Greenshoe, whose two winning efforts in NJ Sire Stake events were nothing short of dominant. The colt offered 3-5 odds at closing time. Greenshoe remained the favorite in Pool 3 closing at 8-5.

Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and internationally, and wagering for the final pool closes on Saturday, August 3 at post time of the first elimination and/or heat of the Hambletonian scheduled for Race 8 with a post-time of 2:55 p.m. [EDT].

Real-time odds, pool data and updates on field participants for the 2019 Hambletonian Wagers and current odds will be shown on various simulcast shows including at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

The 14 horses assigned odds in the pool are listed in alphabetical order on the attached program page. The mutuel field, No. 15, will consist of Reign Of Honor and Summit In Sight.

The minimum future wager is $1 and all future wagers are win only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2019 Hambletonian final heat.

The Hambletonian Future Wager will be set-up in the tote system as one separate event.

Past performance lines for the Hambletonian eligible horses will be available free of charge on the Meadowlands website All rules and updates can be found there and on

2019 Hambletonian Future Wagering - Pool #4 in morning line order
HD-Horse-Morning Line Odds

1. Greenshoe/ 2-1

2. Don't Let'Em/ 5-1

3. Gimpanzee/ 8-1

4. Green Manalishi S/ 10-1

5. Swandre The Giant/ 12-1

6. Cantab Fashion /15-1

7. Forbidden Trade/ 15-1

8. Marseille/ 15-1

9. Pilot Discretion/15-1

10. Soul Strong /15-1

11. Super Schissel/ 15-1

12. Gerry/ 20-1

13. Mr. Vicktor/ 30-1

14. Osterc/30-1

15. Field (Reign Of Honor & Summit In Sight) /20-1

The 2019 Hambletonian Future Wager Official Rules

  • 17% Takeout
  • Win Wagering Only-$1 Minimum


The Meadowlands Racetrack will offer horseplayers a rare opportunity this Saturday with mandatory payouts in the track's two jackpot super high five wagers.

The Race Seven jackpot is $7,084.66 while the Race Eleven jackpot is $53,519.54. Both wagers have a 20-cent base wager and carry a 15 percent takeout. On nights when there is no single winning ticket, 25 percent of the net pool is added to the jackpot amount while 75 percent of the net pool is paid out to the multiple winners.

Race Seven's mandatory payout race features a field of 12 pacers in the $230,200 Sam Mckee Memorial.

Race Eleven's mandatory payout is the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks.

Saturday's full card past performances are available at

from the Hambletonian Society and Meadowlands Racetrack

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