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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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PACING DIVISIONS FEATURE STRONG FAVORITES WHILE TROTTERS ARE EVENLY MATCHED NJSS FINALS

MANALAPAN, NJ July 14, 2015 -- Boston Red Rocks, who won both of his preliminary legs, will seek to extend his unbeaten streak to three in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for pacing colts, the first of four finals for two-year-olds on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Meadowlands.


Boston Red Rocks [Lisa Photo Inc]


The Steve Elliott trainee has been installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite with John Campbell driving from post two in the second race, which has six starters.

Hes a nice little colt, so far anyway, Elliott said. Well find out. He does everything right. Hes good-gaited, hes handy, hes just a nice colt. Peter Blood broke him, owns him, and sent him to me. He said to see what I could do with him.

Hes three-for-three with us a qualifier and two races and its hard not to like that kind, Elliott added. Hes not flashy. Hes a good-looking colt, but he just does what he needs to do. Hes still a little green, but so far its not hard to like him because hes done everything right. Hes good in his stall. He jumps around and plays, like most colts, but I told Peter after I qualified him that I think hes better than Doo Wop (Hanover) was at this stage. Peter said I was nuts. Only time will tell, but at this stage he is better than Doo Wop was. Hes more manageable, hes smarter; he just does everything right.

In the other divisions, Hollywood Hill, trained and driven by Jimmy Takter is the slight 3-1 morning line favorite from post eight in the filly trot, the fourth race; David Miller will handle Hollywood Hill for trainer Jonas Czernyson, the 2-1 pick from post four in the colt trot, the seventh race, and Blue Moon Stride at 6-5 and Rock My Girl at 8-5 are early choices in the filly pace, the 11th race. Blue Moon Stride is driven by Andrew McCarthy for Mark Harder from post six while John Campbell handles the Casie Coleman-trained Rock My Girl, post three.

On the pacing side, all of the six colts are by the late Rocknroll Hanover and all but one of the seven fillies are his daughters.

Two colts and two fillies are by Muscles Yankee while his son, Muscle Hill, sired the balance of the trotters in the 10-horse fields.

Race 2 - $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final 2yo c&g pace
PP Horse Driver Trainer ML
1 Rock Power Jim Marohn Jr. Edward Hart 20-1
2 Boston Red Rocks John Campbell Steve Elliott 3-5
3 Rock N Roll Style Brian Sears Deleston Cote 30-1
4 Winning Linc Yannick Gingras Tony Alagna 12-1
5 Katies Rocker Tim Tetrick Jim Campbell 3-1
6 Ideal Rocky Corey Callahan Jjohn Butenschoen 7-2
All are by Rocknroll Hanover

Race 4 -- $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final 2yo filly trot
PP Horse Driver Trainer ML
1 Silent Blessings Tim Tetrick Nancy Johansson 8-1
2 Southwind Adele Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt 15-1
3 Dream Child David Miller Jonas Czernyson 8-1
4 Silvia Brian Sears Ron Burke 5-1
5 All The Time Yannick Gingras Jimmy Takter 7-2
6 Energy Bar Corey Callahan Jonas Czernyson 15-1
7 Everything N More Marcus Johansson Nancy Johansson 15-1
8 Hollywood Hill Jimmy Takter Jimmy Takter 3-1
9 Gifted Lady John Campbell Jimmy Takter 4-1
10 Skara Brae Andrew McCarthy Jonas Czernyson 20-1
Silent Blessings and Energy Bar are by Muscles Yankee; All others by Muscle Hill

Race 7 -- $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final 2yo c&g trot
PP Horse Driver Trainer ML
1 Southwind Flash Brian Sears Ron Burke 8-1
2 Fumata Blanca Steve Smith Karen Garland 30-1
3 Dominion Beach Marcus Johansson Nancy Johansson 8-1
4 Brooklyn Hill David Miller Jonas Czernyson 2-1
5 Bar Hopping Jimmy Takter Jimmy Takter 3-1
6 Sigmund Jim Marohn Jr. Don Swick 20-1
7 Waitlifter K Tim Tetrick Chuck Sylvester 12-1
8 Jack Vernon Corey Callahan Randy Beeckman 6-1
9 Southwind Frank Yannick GIngras Ron Burke 4-1
10 Marion Marauder John Campbell Paula Wellwood 20-1
Sigmund and Waitlifter K are by Muscles Yankee; All others by Muscle Hill

Race 11 -- $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final 2yo filly pace
PP Horse Driver Trainer ML
1 JK Fannie Yannick Gingras Nancy Johansson 12-1
2 LL Jackpot Corey Callahan Ivan Llopez 20-1
3 Rock My Girl John Campbell Casie Coleman 8-5
4 Heatherjean Ray Schnittker Ray Schnittker 20-1
5 Show Time Hill Tim Tetrick Tony Alagna 7-2
6 Blue Moon Stride Andrew McCarthy Mark Harder 6-5
7 Sonoma Valley David Miller Jimmy Takter 15-1
LL Jackpot is by Philos Hanover; All others by Rocknroll Hanover

--Steve Elliott quotes courtesy of Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

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ANDY MILLER SWEEPS FEATURES DURING FOUR-WIN NIGHT

The Meadowlands winners circle was painted orange on Saturday night as Andy Miller swept the co-featured upper level paces en route to a four-win night during the 11-race program ...

TUONOBLU REX IS KING OF THE MEADOWLANDS IN AMERICAN DEBUT

Tuonoblu Rex, the American-sired, Italian-bred, and Dutch-trained son of Cantab Hall, entered Friday's $20,000 Preferred Trot at the Meadowlands with a healthy amount of hype following an eye-catching qualifying win in his first appearance on Big M soil two weeks ago ...

MEADOWLANDS QUALIFIERS

The big guns are beginning to show up at The Meadowlands for qualifiers and there were more than a few Grand Circuit stars of last year sprinkled throughout Saturday mornings card. Under overcast skies at 54f with a slight headwind facing them in the stretch, things got underway right on time at 10 a.m. ...


UPDATED SBOANJ STATES NOMINATION FORM

The SBOANJ Stakes Nomination Form has been updated ...

MEADOWLANDS SATURDAY NIGHT

Saturday night's co-featured eighth race, a conditioned pace for a purse of $18,000, offers horseplayers a field so evenly matched that seven of the eight horses in the field are between 4-1 and 6-1 on the computer generated morning line ...

TUONOBLU REX LEADS MEADOWLANDS FEATURE

It's an interesting mix of six trotters that will compose the field for the featured sixth race, a $20,000 Preferred trot, on the evening of Friday, April 21 at The Meadowlands ...


MEADOWLANDS QUALIFIERS

The Meadowlands qualifiers will be held Saturday morning ...

MEADOWLANDS THURSDAY MORNING TRAINING IN MAY

The Meadowlands racetrack will be available for training each Thursday morning beginning on May 4. Training hours will be 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. each Thursday in May ...

RODEO ROMEO HOLDS ON IN MEADOWLANDS FEATURE

Since adding Lasix on April 1, Rodeo Romeo has taken his already considerable talent to a career-best level ...




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