See You At Peelers in Saturday's Tarport Hap
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The Tarport Hap stakes record is 1:49.2, set by Happy Dreamer in 2008. All three sophomore fillies who went on to become Horse of the Year won the Tarport Hap along the way: Fan Hanover (1981), Bunny Lake (2001) and Rainbow Blue (2004).
Pick-4 wagers highlight Meadowlands Pace weekend
A $150,000 guaranteed pool for the Pick-4 on Meadowlands Pace night (July 16) tops the weekend wagering opportunities at Meadowlands Racetrack.
The $1 million Meadowlands Pace (race nine, 10:08 p.m.) will be the last leg of the wager, which begins in race six. The Pick-4 features a low 15 percent takeout and high-return rate. The pool has averaged $80,000 this meet, with an average payout of $2,335 for a $1 wager.
Free past performances for the Meadowlands Pick-4, courtesy of Trackmaster, are available through the USTA's Strategic Wagering program at handicapping.ustrotting.com.
On Friday night (July 15), fans can bet the Back to the Track National Pick-4, which features a $25,000 guaranteed pool. The wager begins with Meadowlands race 8 (9:35 p.m. EDT) and includes one race each from Northfield (8), Yonkers (9) and Maywood (6). The wager is a $1 minimum bet and also features a 15 percent takeout.
The 2010 Back to the Track National Pick-4 wager returned $1,846 for a $1 wager. The pool totaled $56,571. (Meadowlands)