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2017 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm
January 26 - March 11, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

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
January 5 - March 25, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Special Race Day Monday February 20, 2017

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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NEW JERSEY SIRED OPULENT YANKEE TRIUMPHS IN THE BIG M OPEN TROT

--James Witherite, Meadowlands Media Relations

East Rutherford, N.J. -- January 22, 2016 -- Just as an impending snowstorm closing in on the New York City metropolitan area did not interrupt Friday (January 22) evening's 14-race program at The Meadowlands, eight rivals closed in--but failed to engulf--Opulent Yankee ($4.60, part of entry) in the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot, carded as race two.

Andy Miller floated forward with the 5-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding at
race's outset, working clear of Massacaia (Brett Miller) well after a :27
initial quarter mile. Once assuming command, Opulent Yankee kept at a
sprightly tempo, reeling off intermediate splits of :55 and 1:23.3 while
his stablemate Allerage Star (Scott Zeron) gradually gained into a joint
second with a boxed Massacaia. Off the far turn, Opulent Yankee kicked
clear at will, extending his lead to three lengths in mid-stretch before
taken in hand late for a 1:52.1 win, his first of 2016 and his ninth career
triumph. Detroit Rapper (Jim Marohn, Jr.) negotiated heavy traffic through
the stretch, splitting foes in the final sixteenth to just take second,
while 65-1 longshot A Little More Love (Joe Bongiorno) made a late push off stalled cover to take third.

Julie Miller trains Opulent Yankee for the partnership of Little E, Geiger,
Settlemoir, and Stolz.

Later in the card, a pair of $15,000 sub-featured events were contested,
one for top-level conditioned distaff pacers and the other for trotters
which have not won six races. The distaff pace saw Ron Burke trainee Tessa Seelster ($3.60) capture a second consecutive win, crossing and clearing from her outside post 8, rating an uncontested lead, and holding clear of a mildly chasing Not Before Eight (Anthony Napolitano) for a 1:51.2 victory. Yannick Gingras drove the 4-year-old Shadow Play mare.

While another Burke trainee in Its Huw You Know (Gingras) set the pace in
the sub-featured trotting event, he was collared in the final yards by
Paris Princess N ($8.80), who enjoyed a pocket trip throughout before
pouncing late to prevail in 1:54.3. Forever As (Tim Tetrick) rallied from
off the pace to take second, just half a length from the victorious 7-year-old Diedre Don mare. Scott Zeron drove Paris Princess N for trainer Paul Blumenfeld.

The evening's card amassed $2,636,111 in total handle, up $96,749 from the corresponding Friday night card in 2015.

As Saturday's races have been abandoned and re-carded as drawn for next Saturday (January 30), racing will return to The Meadowlands next Friday (January 29). Both Jackpot High 5 pools carry over to next week, with the seventh-race version of the 20-cent wager now boasting $11,602 in added money and the finale carrying $64,800 extra should one punter take down the entire pool.

Post time will be 6:35 p.m. Eastern time. For more information on racing,
dining, and entertainment at The Meadowlands, visit playmeadowlands.com

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