Thursday, July 9, 2015

8% (Harness) Takeout High Five Debuts at the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – This past Saturday night, one lucky player cashed the jackpot Super Hi-Five in the last race at The Meadowlands for over $173,000.  The wager was placed through TVG by a bettor in Virginia.  It was the second time this meet that a person took home over six figures on the Jackpot Super Hi-Five Wager.

Given that there are only ten racing dates remaining in the 2015 Championship Meet, rather than begin a new jackpot pool with only one month to build that pool, The Meadowlands has made some changes to its wagering format.

The fifth race will continue to offer a Super Hi-Five each night, but there will be no jackpot carryover pool.  The pool will pay out each and every night and it will carry an industry-low eight-percent (8%) takeout rate.  It will be offered at the $.20 cent minimum.

The Meadowlands races Friday and Saturday through the Hambletonian in early August.  8% takeout on this bet is the lowest takeout offered on any bet, in North America, Thoroughbred or Standardbred.