Standard breeders & owners association of New Jersey

Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey

64 Business Route 33

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-462-2357

Fax: 732-409-0741

Reminders:

2017 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm

 

November 17 - December 2, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays

 

December 7 - December 30, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

 

FREEHOLD - Post Time 12:30pm

September 1 - December 9, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

 

 

December 28 - December 30, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

HAMBLETONIAN DAY ALL-SOURCES HANDLE INCREASES 4.5 PERCENT
 
The Meadowlands Website

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

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- August 9, 2017 -- All-sources handle on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands increased by 4.5 percent versus 2016 including a double-digit increase in separate-pool wagering from Europe and Australia.

Total handle on the 16-race program was $7,287,712 up from the $6.9 million wagered in 2016 on a similar 16-race card. Field size was nearly identical to last year (9.7 versus 9.6) with the Hambletonian attracting 19 entries this year versus 18 entries last year.

Foreign outlets, which wager into separate pools, showed especially strong growth. All international wagering including outlets throughout Europe and Australia topped $1.5 million, an increase of 14 percent from 2016.

“Not only did we see a historic finish to the Hambletonian, we also saw a strong increase in wagering which reflects the continued strength and reach of the Hambletonian and Meadowlands brand amongst horseplayers domestically and internationally,” said Jason M. Settlemoir, Meadowlands GM/COO. “We would like to thank the Hambletonian Society, all of the horsemen, fans, employees, and especially the horseplayers for their support of Hambletonian Day.”

Wagering on the Hambletonian Oaks was also up this year versus last year. Including the two elimination races held a week prior and the final, handle increased an impressive 17.1 percent including a nearly 8 percent increase in the final.

Hambletonian Day is traditionally the highest-handling harness racing program in North America.

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