The Meadowlands Racetrack put on a harness racing pari-mutuel show on Friday night. The night contained a little bit of everything. A 99-1 shot, Carolstern, paid over $240 to win.
That win caused a Pick 5 Carryover into the Saturday night program of $16,769.68.
Later in the card, All About Justice scored at 50-1 and returned over $107 to win. That victory caused a Late Pick 4 payout of over $10,000 following any Pick Four that returned over $18,000.
The bettors came out in force on opening night, as the Meadowlands handle of $2,691,107 was an increase of 24% from the $2,166,584 bet on opening night one year ago. All three of the Meadowlands guaranteed wagers were very well received, including the brand new early pick four, which carried a pool of over $42,000.
Dave Miller was the driving star of the evening, notching three wins on the card. Tim Tetrick and Yannick Gingras both picked up where they left off, each with driving doubles.
The Saturday night card features a Pick 5 carryover of $16,769.68 which kicks off the card in race one. They Pick 4 sports a $25,000 guarantee and gets underway in Race 3 and the Late Pick 4, covering races 7 through 10, will carry a $75,000 guarantee.
Racing resumes Saturday, with post time at 7:15 p.m.
Horsemen should note the holiday draw schedule this week. The Meadowlands will draw on Saturday for Thursday’s program, Monday for Friday’s program and Wednesday for Saturday’s program.
by Rachel RYAN