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Record Handle
Wednesday, May 13, 2010 - by Bob Marks

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It was a record handle in New Jersey on Derby Day--for the runners that is. Nobody’s talking about how we did at the harness tracks.

Reportedly there was a more than a minor traffic jam exiting the Meadowlands in the vicinity of 6:40 p.m., some scant minutes after the Derby was over.

Of course the harness post time at the Big M is 7 p.m., so obviously this crowd was not there for us.

Of course TVG didn’t get around to showing our first race until 8:14, but that’s another matter.

Since the crowd is obviously there for the Derby festivities, one wonders if perhaps the live harness card should start somewhere about 4 p.m., and if the players already there can be induced into wagering on something live.

Or perhaps they might not all be cascading down the exit ramps following the Derby finale, as we’d still have some live races to available bet on.         



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