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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
March 31 - May 6, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays

September 1 - December 9, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Special Race Day Monday September 4, 2017

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



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BREEDERS CROWN DRAWS 151 ENTRANTS

-- Courtesy of the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown

CRANBURY, NJ -- October 13, 2015 -- Entries for the US$5.8 million Breeders Crown events saw 151 trotters and pacers fill the entry box to qualify for the 12-race October 24 finals.

There were 60 2-year-olds entered, forcing US$20,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday, October 16. Those freshmen who chose to take byes and elimination fields will be available this afternoon. All 2-year-old finals will go for US$600,000.

The following races will go straight to finals (all purses are US):

$500,000 3-year-old Colt Trot with 11 entered
$500,000 3-year-old Filly Trot with seven
$250,000 Mare Pace with 10 entered
$250,000 Mare Trot with 11 entered
$531,250 Crown Trot with a field of six, including the supplemental entry of Creatine, recent third-place finisher in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot.

All other divisions have eliminations or bye situations. Two-year-old eliminations will be held Friday, Oct. 16 and the sophomore and open divisions requiring eliminations will race Saturday, October 17. Elimination winners draw for inside post positions 1-5. Post positions will be drawn Saturday, October 17 after the elimination races.

Post time is 7:25 p.m. for both nights.

Complete elimination and final fields will be available when byes and elimination draws are finalized. The US$500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old Colt Trot and US$531,250 3-year-old Colt Pace will be drawn at a press conference hosted by honorary drawmaster CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge at Woodbine on Tuesday, October 20. The sophomore colt pace division contains the supplemental entry of Indiana sensation Freaky Feet Pete.

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SONS OF CHAPTER SEVEN CAPTURE DEXTER CUP ELIMINATIONS

Signaling Grand Circuit action is truly imminent, a pair of $24,000 Dexter Cup eliminations were contested on Saturday (April 29) afternoon at Freehold Raceway and two sons of Chapter Seven, Another Chapter and Lord Cromwell, served notice they are prepared for their sophomore seasons as each triumphed in his respective contest ...

LONGSHOTS RULE TO TRIGGER $61,958 LATE PICK FOUR CARRYOVER

Longshots stole the show during the Late Pick Four on Friday at the Meadowlands, triggering a massive $61,958 carryover into Saturday's program. Friday's Late Pick Four attracted a total pool of $97,193, the second largest pool of the year ...

TOP PACERS AT THE MEADOWLANDS ON SATURDAY

Several more stakes stars of last season will make their return to the races on Saturday night at The Meadowlands ...


MEADOWLANDS TO ADD DAVE BROWER AND GABE PREWITT TO BROADCAST TEAM

The award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast will have a decidedly different look when the Championship Meet begins on May 5 ...

EI EI O READY FOR DEXTER CUP ELIMINATION

Brian Burton has no idea what to expect in the weeks ahead, but he is looking forward to finding out ...

BIG WEEKEND AT THE BIG M

The Meadowlands has an intriguing and eventful weekend on the horizon, hosting eleven races on both Friday and Saturday evenings with stakes types beginning to populate the card and the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Challenge final on Saturday ...


ELITE GROUP OF PACING MARES SET TO BATTLE

Mention this yearís group of older female pacers to Mark Harder and the longtime trainer can only shake his head in amazement ...

MEADOWLANDS TO RENAME US PACING CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONOR OF SAM MCKEE

The US Pacing Championship, long one of the signature events on Hambletonian Day, will be renamed The Sam McKee Memorial beginning this August in honor of the trackís Hall of Fame announcer and broadcaster who passed away March 8 at the age of 54 ...

ANDY MILLER SWEEPS FEATURES DURING FOUR-WIN NIGHT

The Meadowlands winnerís 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 ...




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