Northfield Park ready for May 26 opener
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Free past performances, multiple guaranteed pools, full fields and millionaire-dollar earners highlight a strong program of racing as MGM Northfield Park re-opens (without spectators) on Tuesday, May 26 (post time 6 p.m.)
The wagering menu on the 15-race card is highlighted by a $40,000 guaranteed pool in the 13th race (20-cent Super High Five), which includes a carryover pool of $8,134 – left over from when no one selected the top five finishers in correct order when Northfield last raced on March 18. The Super High Five also has a low 14 percent takeout rate, as do all of Northfield’s Pick 3’s, Pick 4’s, Pick 5’s and the Jackpot Single 6. The early and late Pick 4’s will also carry their normal $10,000 Guarantees as a part of the USTA’s Strategic Wagering program.
Top-class horses will be in action on the track as Open Handicaps for both pacers and trotters headline the card. Southwind Amazon, winner of 92 career races and over $1,000,000 in purses, will not only face stout competition in the Open pace from regular rivals Bully Pulpit and Carolina Beach – but a pair of invaders from Yonkers Raceway, Luis Alberto N and $991,927 lifetime earner Atta Boy Dan. Real Peace, Barley Up, The Wayfaring Man and Just Toyin With Ya will also be heard from in the full field of nine (Race 10 on the card).
Wind Of The North, a career earner of over $1.1 million will battle eight rivals in the co-featured Open Handicap Trot (Race 12). Perlucky, winner of two straight before racing was halted, is assigned outside in the evenly matched group.
While no spectators will be in attendance, Northfield’s full card can be watched live on northfieldpark.com (as it can be every live race night) and wagered on through all major ADW’s world-wide. Northfield will also race on Wednesday, May 27; Friday, May 29; and Saturday, May 30 to round out the month of May. Free past performances for all four of Northfield’s cards next week will be available at northfieldpark.com. (Northfield Park)