Another strong Saturday at the Big M
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There was action all day and night at the Meadowlands on Saturday, April 7, and after three major Kentucky Derby preps came and went, the main event for harness fans – the Big M card – saw the bettors go deep race after race as wagering surpassed the magic $3-million mark for the third time this year at the industry's handle leader.
"People demand big multi-race pools with low takeouts to wager into and those pools attract a lot of attention," said Settlemoir. "We also have the benefit of the largest carryover in harness racing on our Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five, which is now $184,241."
Lee Stuckey and John Murphy grabbed the last two qualifying spots for the $75,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship last Saturday at the Meadowlands and are now looking forward to the big-money final.
There are 64 players that have already qualified for the WHHC Final through the Meadowlands, DerbyWars.com and partner outlets Vernon Downs, Tioga Downs, TROT Fantasy and Buffalo Raceway.
The World Harness Handicapping Championship, presented by DerbyWars.com, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the Meadowlands and has a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000.
The WHHC is a one-day tournament and has a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,000. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races from Buffalo, Vernon Downs and the Meadowlands. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts go to the top 10 finishers.
Players interested in purchasing a buy-in into the WHHC presented by DerbyWars.com can visithttp://playmeadowlands.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240. (Meadowlands)