Windsun Galliano overcame post 10 by trotting off cover on the final turn to capture the $51,000 Super Bowl series final for 4-year-old trotters in a harness racing stakes record 1:53.4 on Saturday night (Jan. 26) at Meadowlands Racetrack.
When Windsun Galliano won a conditioned race in early January at the Meadowlands, he gave harness racing trainer Julie Miller career win No. 1,000. On Saturday night, the trotter will try to add to Miller's total with a victory in the $51,000 Super Bowl series final.
The upset bug hit early and often at The Meadowlands on a harness racing Thursday night. In the first division of The Super Bowl, Sweet Ben upset heavily favored Joyeux Dream at 6-1 while holding off 106-1 longshot Jailhouse Juice by a nose. That upset along with a pair of others triggered a Pick 5 payout of $2,291.50.
Jenny Melander always wanted to train her own horses, but she was too busy helping other harness racing trainers with their stables. Last summer, though, Melander decided to give it a go. She bought a 6-year-old trotter, Don Dinero, and became the lessee on a 3-year-old trotter, Wisenheimer.