Golden Receiver picked up right where he left off, with another dynamic victory. On the heels of a career season in 2012 that saw Golden Receiver earn over $941,000, Golden Receiver went right to the lead and never looked back, pacing a final quarter in an eye-opening :25.4. Golden Receiver won by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:48.4, and right now his speed separates him from the rest and he will head into the Presidential Series as the horse to beat.
On the wagering front, it was an incredible night at the Meadowlands as the 12-race program produced a total handle of $3,501,092, a percentage increase of 28% from this same day one year ago, despite that race card having one additional race. The Saturday night card continued its incredible run that the Meadowlands has been on since the meet started at the betting windows.
The Pick 5, which featured a carryover of over $20,000 produced a pool of $128,061. That pool got the Meadowlands off on the right foot Saturday and the track never looked back.
The winter series action gets underway on Thursday night with The Super Bowl for trotters, followed by the Clyde Hirt on Friday and The Presidential on Saturday. Post time for all three programs is 7:15 P.M.(Meadowlands)