HUGE HAMBO DAY HANDLE EXPECTED AT BIG M


  Meadowlands Pace Night produced the biggest single-card handle in all of harness racing in 2018. On Saturday afternoon, that number – $4,083,390 – figures to be eclipsed on a star-studded 16-race program on Hambletonian Day at the Big M. 

The marathon day at the races kicks off with a special noon post time for the first race and bettors can get right to it trying to make a score when a guaranteed $50,000 will be up for grabs in the 50-Cent Pick-5, which has a low take out of 15 percent. 

The action continues fast and furious as another $50,000 guarantee will be offered on the 50-Cent Pick-4 that kicks off with race three. After that, a 20-Cent Survivor Pick-8 (instead of the usual Pick-10) begins in race five before a $75,000 guaranteed 50-Cent Pick-4 that commences in race eight. 

The final four races on the card (races 13 through 16) will comprise the final 50-Cent Pick-4 of the 2017-18 Big M meeting. The 13th race is the $1 million Hambletonian Final. 

Hambletonian Day post times: 

Race 1: noon (Vincennes) 

Race 2: 12:20 p.m. (Shady Daisy) 

Race 3: 12:42 p.m. (Zanzuccki) 

Race 4: 1:02 p.m. (Peter Haughton Memorial) 

Race 5: 1:32 p.m. (Jim Doherty Memorial) 

Race 6: 2:02 p.m. (John Cashman Memorial) 

Race 7: 2:25 p.m. (Cane Pace) 

Race 8: 2:52 p.m. (Hambletonian Elimination 1) 

Race 9: 3:23 p.m. (Hambletonian Elimination 2) 

Race 10: 3:55 p.m. (Drazin) 

Race 11: 4:10 p.m. (Sam McKee Memorial) 

Race 12: 4:35 p.m. (Hambletonian Oaks Final) 

Race 13: 5:06 p.m. (Hambletonian Final) 

Race 14: 5:46 p.m. (Steele Memorial) 

Race 15: 6:08 p.m. (Lady Liberty) 

Race 16: 6:31 p.m. (Abercrombie) 

HAMBO ON CBSSN: The 93rd edition of the Hambletonian will be seen live by a national television audience as the CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will present 90 minutes of Hambo Day coverage beginning at 4 p.m. 

Hall of Famer Gary Seibel will serve as host with Meadowlands TV’s Dave Brower providing color commentary. Greg Blanchard will handle the interviews.