RESCHEDULED TURF HARNESS RACE IS FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- June 24, 2009 - Harness racing returns to the Meadowlands turf course for the first time in more than 30 years on Friday, June 26, 2009.
A field of eight pacers will take to the grass in the $15,000 third race. They will line up behind the mobile starting gate at 7:45 p.m. (est.) for the one-mile event, which was postponed from June 19 due to inclement weather.
The last time the Meadowlands held a turf race for standardbred racehorses was the Coliseum Cup on June 21, 1978. It was a competition amongst racing's Manzi family -patriarchs John Sr., Al and Richard, as well as cousins Steve, Richard Jr., Gary, John and Cat. Richard Manzi Jr. won the race with a pacer named El Nob in a time of 2:09.3.
Race 3, Friday, June 26
$15,000 claiming pacers
PP, Horse, Driver, Trainer
1, Onedin Legacy N, Chris Ryder, Chris Ryder, 5-1
2, Nicky Hanover N, Tim Tetrick, Carmine Fusco, 4-1
3, Keepthepeace N, John Campbell, Vincent Fusco Jr., 6-1
4, View To A Kill, Shaun Vallee, Shaun Vallee, 12-1
5, Allamerican Champ, Donald Jacobs, Carrie Perry, 15-1
6, Born With Class, Yannick Gingras, Josh Green, 3-1
7, Diamond Jack, Ron Pierce, Michael Posner, 5-2
8, One Park Place, Andy Miller, Paul Blumenfeld, 10-1
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