May 2017
SMT WT FS
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
Reminders:
2017 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm
March 17 - August 5, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

September 8 - September 16, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

November 17 - December 2, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

December 7 - December 30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

FREEHOLD - Post Time 12:30pm
September 1 - December 9, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Special Race Day Monday September 4, 2017

December 28 - December 30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays



Links
 

MEADOWLANDS ANNOUNCES $600,000 WINTER LATE CLOSER PROGRAM

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – October 9, 2014 – The Meadowlands has revised the 2015 Winter Late Closer program with a blend of familiar names and some new events with all finals combined for an estimated $600,000 in purses.

Races like the Super Bowl, Charles Singer Memorial, Buddy Gilmour and Clyde Hirt all return, but this year they are joined by five new events for trotters and pacers.

There are three events for trotters -- the Super Bowl, Charles Singer Memorial -- and a new series, the Shiaway St. Pat, which will replace the Horse & Groom Series.

There are three events for male pacers -- the Escort, Sonsam and Clyde Hirt -- as well as a pair of late closers for filly and mare pacers, the Worldly Beauty and Burning Point. The Buddy Gilmour Series returns for three-year-old pacers.

“The late closer program this winter has been designed so that horses can essentially find a home at the Meadowlands for three months in the winter,” said Director of Racing Operations Darin Zoccali. “The conditions of the late closers for each group of horses ramp up throughout the winter meet with the hope to have horses competing in these events throughout the winter, making for some great racing, potential rivalries, all the while giving our horsemen plenty of opportunities to race for good money.”

The Meadowlands Winter Late Closer program may also be a focal point for those looking for race horses at the Harrisburg Mixed Sale.

“As of the time of this press release, there are nearly 300 horses that will go through the sales ring at Harrisburg that fit at least one of our late closer events this winter,” Zoccali added. “We envision that many of these horses will be targeted with some of our winter events in mind.”

The nominating form for the Winter Late Closer program at the Meadowlands can be found in the Horsemen folder on the Meadowlands website,

Questions on the program should be addressed to Director of Racing Operations Darin Zoccali at (201) 460-4041 or dzoccali@playmeadowlands.com.

--Courtesy of the Meadowlands

Send this story to a friend  Share on Facebook

‘DONNA’ BESTS DAYSON IN GRADUATE AT BIG M

Broadway Donna outlasted Dayson after a stirring stretch duel to capture the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night ...

ARIANA G DOMINATES IN THE FIRST LEG OF NJSS

Ariana G gave notice Friday night at the Meadowlands that the road to the Hambletonian Oaks goes through her as she crushed seven overmatched foes in a division of the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies by 7¾ lengths in 1:52.2 ...

PHOTOBOMBR HABOVER LOOKS TO PUT HIMSELF IN 3-YEAR-OLD PICTURE

If there is a correlation between looks and speed, trainer Tom Fanning hopes he’s found it with Photobombr Hanover ...


GRADUATE TROT IS SATURDAY'S MEADOWLANDS FEATURE

The first leg of the Graduate series for four-year-old trotters, a Grand Circuit stake, highlights an intriguing twelve race extravaganza on Saturday at The Meadowlands ...

ARIANA G READY FOR RETURN

Between running their own breeding business together, along with their own separate real estate companies, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld don’t really have time to work themselves into frenzied anticipation for the season debut of their prized female trotter ...

NJSS OPENS FRIDAY AT THE MEADOWLANDS

Friday, May 19 marks the start of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) with a total of six $20,000 divisions for sophomore trotters and pacers ...


MAY JUNE PACESETTER AVAILABLE

The May June issue of the Pacesetter is now available.

MICHAEL LUCHENTO, 59, DIES

Michael Luchento, 59 of Manalapan, passed away at Cranbury Center, Monroe on May 12th, 2017. Born in Jersey City, he was a resident of Parlin, NJ, before settling in Manalapan ...

DEALT A WINNER REIGNS IN RAIN AT BIG M

On a raw night that saw a heavy rain fall from the start of the card to the end, Dealt A Winner returned to the scene of his biggest career win and scored in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, an $18,000 conditioned pace ...




News Archives

RSS (what's this?)