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Super Bowl Series opens at the Meadowlands
Friday, January 11, 2013 - from the Meadowlands Racetrack Media Relations Department

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East Rutherford, NJ --- The popular Super Bowl Series for trotters got underway on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with four divisions making up the first leg.

Coming into the series it appeared that Andy and Julie Miller held a strong hand, and the night produced mixed results for “Team Orange Crush.”

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Helios won the fastest of four Super Bowl Series divisions on Thursday at the Meadowlands
One of the Miller trainees, Windsun Galliano, made a break at the start, allowing Joyeaux Dream to go all the way on the lead, winning by three lengths in 1:55.4 for Tim Tetrick. But soon after, Helios would prevail for Andy and Julie Miller, holding-off the fast-closing No Less than Magic, who won in 1:55.3, the fastest of the four divisions.

The first division of the night went to the very impressive Where To Hanover, who grinded his way into the race, chased down the longshot leaders and drew clear to a convincing victory, winning by four lengths in 1:55.4.

The final division was captured by Wisenheimer, prevailing by a nose after a fierce stretch battle with Take It To None. The win was one of three on the night for driver David Miller and was a popular win for trainer Jenny Melander, who won two under-saddle races in 2012.

On the wagering front, make it six race dates in the books, with all six race dates showing gains from the previous year. The Thursday night card brought a total handle of $1,837,170, an increase of 5.4 percent from the same Thursday night in 2012.

Racing will resume on Friday, featuring The Clyde Hirt Series for pacers, with post time of 7:15 p.m., eastern For more information go to meadowlandsracetrack.com.


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