Washington, PA – This is the first of what will be regular communications regarding racing at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.
RACING SCHEDULE for the week
Racing will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Dec. 20-23) afternoon this week, 12:45 p.m. post each day. There is anticipation of possible snow during the card on Friday.
Note that the schedule will change in January to a winter schedule, three days per week, Wednesday-Friday afternoons at 12:45 p.m..
The 20-cent Pick-5 for Tuesday (Dec 20) will carry over $4,382 into the Jackpot pool.
In addition to several new horses and trainers from Minnesota that have arrived in recent weeks, Jacob Fox is racing horses both Tuesday and Wednesday, recently arriving from Hoosier Park.
There have been some sharp stables in recent weeks. Stacey Currie has won seven of her first 16 training starts at The Meadows since arriving from eastern PA, while Dirk Simpson’s stable has been very sharp over the last two months. From January through October, Simpson’s barn won at a 13.4% clip (39/291) but in November/December, he has won at a 24.7% rate (21 of 85).
**WAGERING FORMAT TO CHANGE IN 2023**
When the 2023 racing season begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4, The Meadows will implement several changes to its wagering format. Among the changes:
• Superfecta will increase from 10-cents to 20-cents
• If the Superfecta is not hit, there will no longer be a consolation payoff. Entire net pool will carry over to the next race
• Pick-4 will remain a 50-cent bet, but if it is not hit, there will no longer be a consolation payoff. Entire net pool will carry over to the next Pick-4.
• Pick-5, formerly a Jackpot pool, will now be a “straight” pool with no Jackpot. If it is not hit, 70% of the net pool will carry over to the next day’s Pick-5.
• Super Hi-5 changes from a 20-cent to a 50-cent wager and will no longer be a Jackpot pool. There will no longer be a consolation payout. If it is not hit, the entire net pool will carry over to the next Super Hi-5.
• There will now be three Super Hi-5 wagers each day, up from one.
For additional information, please contact track announcer Jeff Zidek (email@example.com).