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MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm
January 26 - March 11, 2017
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March 17 - August 5, 2017
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September 8 - September 16, 2017
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November 17 - December 2, 2017
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December 7 - December 30, 2017
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FREEHOLD - Post Time 12:30pm
January 5 - March 25, 2017
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Special Race Day Monday February 20, 2017

March 31 - May 6, 2017
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September 1 - December 9, 2017
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Special Race Day Monday September 4, 2017

December 28 - December 30, 2017
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MEADOWLANDS KICKS OFF CHAMPIONSHIP MEET IN STYLE

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – APRIL 29, 2015 – On Friday, May 1, the Meadowlands kicks off the 2015 Championship Meet, which will run through August 8, with a chance to win $100,000 in the Scratch, Match & Win Game.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the first 2,500 people will receive a scratch card of six numbers.

Live racing will start at 7:15 p.m. and the winning numbers will be announced after races three and six with special videos. Guests who match all six numbers will win $100,000, five-number matches will win $1,000 and four-number matches will win $500. Matches from the first video cannot be combined with the second video.

The competition does not end there as non -winners can complete the back of the scratch card for a chance to win a betting voucher— five $100 and five $50 voucher winners will be picked. Victory Sports Bar & Club will open at 5 p.m. and will feature its recently launched $5 bar menu.

Guests will have an opportunity to join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for the annual Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 2 with the main doors open at 9:30 a.m. with free admission. The second floor Grandstand Level opens at 10 a.m.

The first race from Churchill Downs begins at 10:30 am.

As an added convenience, the Meadowlands will offer a walk-up teller window in Lot M, off of Berry’s Creek Road. Derby wagers may be placed from 12 noon until 6:30 p.m.

The best seat in the house may be the track’s apron and Grandstand where the 141st Run for the Roses will be simulcast on the 18’x48’ infield HD video screen. Post time is set for 6:24 p.m.


The Victory Sports Bar & Club and the Café will open at 9:30 a.m., hosting a Derby themed lunch buffet for $39.95, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dishes include savory southern fried chicken, tangy coleslaw, freshly baked corn bread and homemade mac and cheese. For reservations call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446).

The food court features the newly added Buns Sandwich, Chipz Cookies and Pollo Frito restaurants. The food court will open at 12 p.m. as well as the Victory Terrace Rooftop Bar. Woodford Reserve bourbon, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, will be served throughout the day along with mint juleps and other libations.

Pink, the tiered dining room with perfect views of the live racing action, will feature a few southern inspired menu options on the $39.95 three-course menu such as the cider glazed pork loin and cajun rubbed chicken. Pink will open at 4:30 p.m. and reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a table call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446).

Trotters features a $49.95 buffet ($44.95 for members), beginning at 4:30 p.m. Trotters will also broadcast the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight and serve a late-night snack buffet for $35 ($30 for members). For reservations please call Marianne Rotella 201-842-5059 or email mrotella@playmeadowlands.com

Live harness racing begins at 5:30 p.m., featuring a Pick Four wager with two live races from the Meadowlands and two simulcast races from Tioga Downs in Upstate New York.

Fans may enter the $100 Win Wager Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 10 $100 wagers (wager on live harness racing only).

Sign up for the Grand Prize Hat Contest is from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for a chance to win a $500, $250 or $100 prize. Judging will begin at 5 p.m.

Prizes continue into the night with Horseplay, beginning at 6 p.m. Buy a [toy] horse for $1 and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and entry into the August 8 car drawing for a 2015 Scion FRS. All proceeds in the month of May will be donated to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Sign-ups for the Million Dollar Ball Drop also begin at 6 p.m.

After the Derby, Victory and E-Rock Entertainment will be hosting the fight of the century where Floyd Mayweather will take on Manny Pacquiao. The undercard begins at 9 p.m. Cover charge $25 for men, $20 for ladies. DJ Toro will be spinning beats during the night. Reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations call (862) 668-2473 or email info@victorymeadowlands.com.

To make reservations or book your private event, call (201) 843-2446 or email catering@playmeadowlands.com.

--Courtesy of the Meadowlands

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