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'Big M' Feature To Millenium Wheel

Published: March 18, 2017 11:50 pm ET

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Millenium Wheel made a winning Meadowlands debut last week as a 7-1 outsider. Making a double jump up in class tonight, the Joe Hundertpfund Jr. trainee won again in the $18,000 featured pace as an 11-1 longshot.

Andy Miller positioned Millenium Wheel in the pocket while Tyler Buter put The Rock on the front end through swift fractions of :26.4 and :55.1 for the half. After three-quarters in 1:24.1, The Rock began to tire from those earlier efforts. Millenium Wheel was able to mount his rally up the pylons while Jacksrluckytoo and Chevals Clivesdale launched powerful rallies from the back of the six-horse field. Millenium Wheel held them off to win his second straight and 19th career race in 1:52. Even-money favourite Jacksrluckytoo was second with Chevals Clivesdale third.

Millenium Wheel and driver Andy Miller winning on March 18 at The Meadowlands. (Lisa Photo)

Millenium Wheel is an eight-year-old Bettors Delight gelding shared in ownership by William Sartin and Mark Salerno.

Hundertpfund and Miller teamed up to win again in the 11th race with Special T Rocks, another Dover invader. Special T Rocks won the 2012 Clyde Hirt Series final at the Meadowlands when trained by Daryl Bier.

Marcus Miller led all drivers with three wins including a $56.80 upset in the nightcap with Ooh Bad Boy.

Tyler and Amber Buter teamed up to win a pair of races with the Meadowlands-loving City Hall and Vorst. City Hall has won seven of his last eight Big M races dating back to last fall.

Total handle on the 12-race card was $2,570,693.

Racing resumes next Friday. Post time is 7:15 p.m.

Herr Wins Seat in BetAmerica WHHC Final

Ed Herr of Ocean, New Jersey captured the March 18 BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier.

The $100 Qualifier required contestants to place at least five $10 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races.

Herr had $30 to win on 26-1 Ooh Bad Boy in race 12. He cashed for $852, earning him the $1,215 top cash prize and an $800 seat in the BetAmericaWorld Harness Handicapping Championship on April 29 at the Meadowlands.

The BetAmerica WHHC is a one-day tournament with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800. The BetAmerica WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of six Meadowlands races, plus four designated mandatory races from partner tracks. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an guaranteed prize pool of $50,000.

BetAmerica.com is currently hosting regular online Qualifiers for the BetAmerica WHHC Entries for the first online Qualifier are now open, with an entry fee of $35. New accounts to BetAmerica are eligible for a $300 Sign Up Bonus.

Hoosier Park, Monticello Raceway, Northville Downs, Plainridge Racecourse, Scioto Downs, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Buffalo Raceway have signed up to host BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifiers.

Registration deadline is 10 p.m. on Friday, April 28. For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com.

(With files from Meadowlands Racetrack)


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