06/28/2016 1:39PM

Meadowlands: Date set for mandatory Jackpot Hi-5 payout


On Tuesday, The Meadowlands Racetrack announced a horseplayer’s dream with a mandatory payout of the last race Jackpot Super High Five on Meadowlands Pace night, Saturday, July 16. The current jackpot stands at $267,769. The wager will not be offered until the mandatory payout night to ensure it is not hit before then.

“We think the opportunity for horseplayers to wager into possibly a negative takeout pool that we expect to be well into the seven-figure range makes Meadowlands Pace night an even bigger ‘must-see’ night of racing and wagering,” said Meadowlands GM/COO Jason M. Settlemoir. “With the success Mohawk had with the mandatory payout of their Jackpot Super High Five on North America Cup night, we believe the wagering public will tune in and wager accordingly.”

A separate Jackpot Super High Five is offered on the track’s fifth race each night. That jackpot has been hit four times since the meet began in November. The fifth race wager will continue to be offered with a jackpot amount of $21,976 heading into the next night of live racing on Friday, July 1.

The early Jackpot Super High Five requires a horseplayer to predict the first five finishers in order. It carries a 20¢ base wager. The jackpot amount only pays out if there is one single winner. Otherwise, 75 percent of the net pool is paid out to consolation winners while the remaining 25 percent is added to the jackpot.

Meadowlands Pace Night features total stakes purses of more than $2.5 million. In addition to The Pace, the card also includes the Hambletonian Maturity, Stanley Dancer Memorial, Golden Girls, Del Miller Memorial, Mistletoe Shalee, and the William Haughton Free-For-All Pace that could feature a rematch between Always B Miki, Wiggle It Jiggleit, and Freaky Feet Pete. For more information, visit www.meadowlandspace.com.

-edited release (Meadowlands)