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LONG SHOTS TRIGGER PICK FIVE CARRYOVER AT THE MEADOWLANDS

-- Justin Horowitz Media Relations Manager, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- March 2, 2017 -- Back-to-back $100-plus winners helped trigger a carryover in the Pick Five at the Meadowlands on a long shot’s delight Thursday.

The $25,497 carryover will be up for grabs on Friday’s program. The Pick Five covers the first five races of the night. It carries a 50-cent base wager and a low 15-percent takeout rate that should almost be eliminated with the carryover.

The last time there was a Pick Five carryover was December 22, 2016. The $25,874 carryover attracted $212,276 in new money. The winning sequence then returned nearly $18,000.

Tony Beltrami kicked off the long shot parade in the GSY Club race when Scirocco Jakob paid $112.60. In the next race, Tom Merton put Mr. Julian on the front end and never looked back, scoring at $117.80. Kyle Husted ensured the carryover in race five when he steered $66.00 winner Wegottatruckyea to win. Husted won three races Thursday, more than doubling his season win total.

The early pick four that included three of those big payoffs returned $30,687.95 to one lucky horseplayer in Las Vegas.

Jim Marohn, Jr. swept the late double to increase his narrow lead over Brett Miller in the 2017 leading driver race.

Total handle was $1,381,272 on the 9-race card.

Live racing resumes Friday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m.You

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