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Upcoming Meadowlands Handicapping Contests

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

With a big score in the last race, Joe Bohnarczyk walked away with the $2,000 grand prize after winning the track’s $5,000 live-money handicapping contest on Saturday, April 6.

Bohnarczyk saved his best for last, connecting in the 14th dash with a $6 win ticket on Ferragamo Hanover (who paid $30.60) and a $10 exacta 1-2 ($211.20). His final bankroll was $1,147.80.

Ian MacIntosh who led most of the way after hitting for $759 in Race 4 with a $10 Win bet on Swimwiththecurrent and a $5 exacta 3-6. He finished in second place with $831.

Russ Slader took home third and fifth place prize monies and John Vernaglia took fourth.

Prize Payouts:

  1. Joe Bohnarczyk – $2000
  2. Ian MacIntosh – $1,250
  3. Russ Slader – $1000
  4. John Vernaglia  – $500
  5. Russ Slader – $250

The Meadowlands has two upcoming handicapping contests.


Saturday, May 18 is the $10K free to play contest. The contest is open to anyone over 18 years of age and offers a $10,000 total prize pool, with prize payouts to the top ten finishers.  There is no entry fee. The contest format requires players to make a mythical $2 “across the board” wager on one horse in races 2 – 11 at the Meadowlands. The winner is the contestant that amasses the largest mythical bankroll from their selections.

Saturday, June 8 features another live money contest with a $5,000 prize pool – fully funded by the Meadowlands Racetrack. Based on the positive feedback received, the contest format will allow Win, Place, Show and straight Exacta wagering. There is no entry fee, though a $100 live money bankroll is required.

Full contest rules/regulations/registration can be found at