Entering the $46,500 Super Bowl final on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, Time To Quit was labeled the horse to beat. He lived up to that advanced billing, scoring a decisive 1:55.1 triumph on a bitterly cold night in East Rutherford, N.J.
One week removed from a hard fought and game win in the second round of the series, Yannick Gingras confidently guided his trotter to the lead past the quarter. Over the next half mile several contenders went off stride, including Home Turf and Cajole Hanover leaving the race all to Time To Quit, who never faced a challenge and coasted to the victory for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura for trainer Ron Burke.
Time To Quit will reappear in the Charles Singer Memorial Trotting Series which gets underway Thursday, Feb. 13.
Wednesday marked the last night of live racing at the Meadowlands until after the Super Bowl. Live racing will resume on Thursday, Feb. 6. That card will include a carryover in the Pick 5, as no one cashed a Pick 5 ticket Wednesday thanks to a win by Delco Willobee who scored in race 2 for Jim Marohn Jr. at 96-1. The Pick 5 carryover into the Feb. 6 program will be $18,083.
Simulcasting continues at the Meadowlands through Sunday, Jan. 26. The Meadowlands will be dark for simulcasting from Monday, Jan. 27 through Monday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl festivities. (Meadowlands)