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stanetelman

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Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« on: January 14, 2023, 09:59:44 AM »
“The Meadowlands handle far exceeds the handle of any nighttime track in North America, including the Thoroughbreds,” said Big M Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. “We are the only U.S. harness track running this Saturday night and we fully expect to top the $4 million dollar mark in total handle.  Anything less would be very disappointing."

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2023, 10:06:53 AM »
Well, Cal-Expo did cancel last night.

So there's that.

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2023, 01:16:44 PM »
Save your money and play Miami Valley on Sunday, all around better product.
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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2023, 01:31:23 PM »
No matter what they handle they'll complain. The quality of racing is NOWHERE to what it used to be. Just last year they had $75,000 /$100,000 claimers. And many were claimed. They also had Nice OPENS. This year they feature GSY and Trackmaster. Definitely a tough business trend. What's with $4 million? They should do 5 million with no competition.

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2023, 01:48:52 PM »
i assume mohawk is running tonight ??

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2023, 04:48:44 PM »
No matter what the outcome is, Jeff Gural will cry like a bitch and Jason Settlemoir will bang the drums telling you how great they are and how they are giving the fans what they asked for. I'm on the mailing list and they never asked me. 10 horse fields won't last once the other tracks reopen and they lose some of their horse population. That is what he is bragging about this week.

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2023, 09:01:44 PM »
Big M 2nd weekend handle
Friday:      $3,161,861.82
Saturday: $3,612,029.81
Total:        $6,774,891.63

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 07:33:57 AM »
Big M 2nd weekend handle (28 races)
Friday:      $3,161,861.82
Saturday: $3,612,029.81
Total:        $6,774,891.63

Big M 3rd weekend handle with Sunday (39 races)
Friday:      $3,038,760.37
Saturday: $3,089,392.79
Sunday:    $1,726,303.80
Total:        $7,854,456.96

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 11:34:37 AM »
good strategic move to switch from Thursdays to Sunday daytime...they were not doing close to $1.7MM on previous Thursday cards

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 12:47:34 PM »
good strategic move to switch from Thursdays to Sunday daytime...they were not doing close to $1.7MM on previous Thursday cards
Meadowlands barely out handled Northfield and the dog track.

It's a low bar these days.

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Re: Big M opening weekend wagering shows huge increase
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2023, 02:00:04 PM »
The Friday & Saturday handles were always good at this time of year.

 

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