Golden Receiver/huge handle Saturday highlights
January 20, 2013
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Golden Receiver continues to leave the fans at the Meadowlands in awe. Saturday night marked his 18th sub-1:50 mile in his tremendous career. He took a seemingly effortless tour of the East Rutherford oval in 1:48.4 and he made it look easy. Next Saturday he will headline The Presidential Final in his quest for a second consecutive triumph in that event. The Presidential joins the Super Bowl and Clyde Hirt Finals as part of a power-packed stakes final card Saturday night.
The stars of the driving colony were Dave Miller and Simon Allard. Miller continues his torrid streak to start the meet, while Allard put forth a great effort on the night, both winning three races. Allard told Bob "Hollywood” Heyden in a back-paddock interview that he "plans on sticking around at The Meadowlands more this year,” as it is a "great place to drive.” Two of Allard’s wins came while teaming up with brother/trainer Rene Allard.
At the betting windows, the results were staggering. The total all sources handle of $3,326,373 carried an additional $1,044,086 when compared to the same Saturday last year. That marked a remarkable 46 percent increase over that same day one year ago. In addition, the on-track handle of $409,531 was an increase of 48 percent over the on track handle from one year ago. (Meadowlands)