The Heat is on This Summer for the Meadowlands Handicappers

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Who do you think will win our “Battle of the Meadowlands Masterminds?”

We are pitting Jess Otten, Edison Hatter, Ken Warkentin, Dave Little and Dave Brower against each other this summer in the ultimate handicapping contest.

Our fans get a chance to win the nightly cash prize and have a chance to grab the $10,000 grand prize on Saturday, August 6.

“We wanted to “up the ante” so to speak for our track handicappers,” said Jason Settlemoir, COO & GM of the Meadowlands Racetrack. “This fun contest not only gives our fans a chance to win some free money but the charity component also allows us to give back to worthy causes.”

Battle of the Meadowlands Masterminds Rules:
• Each race night the 5 handicappers are given $500 in “mythical battle money”.
• Their mythical wagers must be on races 4-9 each night – $500 will be wagered each night by every handicapper
• The battle money wins and losses are tracked with results posted as soon as possible following Race 10
• Every night on-track there will be five drawing barrels. Each one with a corresponding Battle of the Meadowlands Masterminds name assigned. Fans can complete the entry form and deposit the slip in the barrel of their chosen handicapper prior to Race 4 each night.
• Entry forms are available in the live racing program and at the Players Club Desk.
• After Race 10 each live race night an entry from the winning handicapper barrel will be selected to win $200 betting voucher and a $50 gas card.
• On Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 6, the winning Battle handicapper is announced.
• At the end of the Battle, the winning handicapper will receive $1,000 for their selected charity; second will receive $500 and third through fifth place $250.
Handicapper Charities:

  • Jess Otten: New Vocations
  • Dave Little: Standardbred Retirement Foundation
  • Dave Brower: CBH Care
  • Ken Warkentin: Harness Horse Youth Foundation
  • Edison Hatter: Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program
  • All 22 winners from the season long Battle are eligible for the $10,000 grand prize. Ten names will be selected during the Final Drawing – 1st –5th name receives $200 betting voucher; 6th name receives $250 betting voucher, 7th name receives $300 betting voucher, 8th name receives $400 voucher, 9th name receives $500. The Final name drawn (10th name) wins the $10,000. Remaining 12 names will receive a $100 betting voucher.

Fans can also keep up with the “friendly” contest trash talking on Twitter by following @JessicaOtten1 @Edison_1999_ @eedoogie @davelittlebigm @kenvoiceover

Full contest rules can be found at