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FanDuel Prop Bets announced for Hambo Day

05:28 AM 04 Aug 2018 NZST
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East Rutherford, NJ - With sports wagering now well underway in the FanDuel Sports Book at The Meadowlands Racetrack, FanDuel is rolling out some interesting and entertaining Hambletonian-related prop bets for the Hambletonian card on Saturday, August 4.
One of the wagers will tie the horses in with a sporting event. It is a parlay requiring selection of the winners of the two Hambletonian elimination heats, the Hambletonian Oaks final, (Hambletonian companion race for trotting fillies) and the Yankees-Red Sox game.

While the odds on some of the props are still being formulated, here are some bets that may be available:

  • the winning time of the Hambletonian
  • the winner's margin of victory
  • will the winning time will break the Hambletonian speed record
  • will the winner will be one of the four entrants trained by Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter
  • a head-to-head bet: favored colt Six Pack vs. the unbeaten filly Atlanta
  • will the winner of either of the two elimination heats will also win the final
  • an interesting longshot play asking if the race will be won via disqualification as happened in 2017 when What The Hill was DQ'ed and Perfect Spirit elevated from second to be the official winner
While it's far too early to tell, there is hope that the introduction of new customers coming in to the building to bet on sports will find their way over to the racing side and make some horse wagers. Making the props available is one method of potentially attracting their interest.
Information of the FanDuel Sports Book and The Meadowlands Racetrack may be found from the links.
A free program for the Hambletonian Day 16 race card is available courtesy of Trackmaster and The Meadowlands. Saturday's races will also be live streamed at no cost thanks to the cooperation of Roberts Communication Network.
The doors open on Saturday at 10:00am and the horse races begin at noon.

by Nick Salvi, for the Meadowlands

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