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2017 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm
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
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

FREEHOLD - Post Time 12:30pm
March 31 - May 6, 2017
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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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SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL AT THE MEADOWLANDS

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Meadowlands Media Relations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- May 20, 2016 -- Saturday night’s race card at The Meadowlands has a lot to offer. The first leg of the Graduate Series brings Grand Circuit four-year-old trotters and pacers to town and the pacing side of the New Jersey Sires Stakes gets underway, featuring 2015’s top freshman Boston Red Rocks in his seasonal debut.

The Graduate trotters were split into a pair of $50,000 divisions with Wings Of Victory, fresh off his lifetime best 1:51.4 win here last week, listed as the morning line choice from the rail in race two. Trainer George Ducharme and owner Ray Campbell, Jr will enlist Corey Callahan to drive their stable star for the first time on Saturday.

Pinkman (PP #3) makes his second seasonal start in division two (race six). Last year’s Trotter of the Year got nipped at the wire by Wings Of Royalty after doing the heavy lifting on the front end last Friday. He’s been pronounced fit and ready to go off that effort by Yannick Gingras who drives the gelding regularly for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, John & Jim Fielding, Joyce Mc Clelland and Herb Liverman.

The Graduate pacers, a talented, well-balanced field of nine, assemble for the $75,000 eighth race. Rockin Ron (PP #4) has been perfect since joining the Ron Burke stable late last year. The latest in the line of Indiana invaders to join pacing's upper echelon has strung together eleven straight wins and scored his first Grand Circuit victory in the Confederation Cup last Sunday. Rockin Ron was matched successfully with Gingras for the first time in that outing and the pair shall seek to extend the streak for the ownership group of Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and RTC Stables.

The competition is led by the iron-tough In The Arsenal who will be leaving from the rail for Brett Miller after
a useful closing effort in his first start against the best Open pacers last week.

Boston Red Rocks never missed the board in nine starts as a freshman and secured divisional honors with his late season heroics, by winning both the Breeders Crown and Governor’s Cup finals. With a pair of impressive qualifiers under his belt, the imposing son of Rocknroll Hanover gets underway from post four in this $25,000 test for owners Peter Blood and Rick Berks. Steve Elliott and Tim Tetrick provide plenty
of championship experience as his trainer and driver.

The competition is led by Ideal Rocky, who vanquished the top choice in the NJSS freshman final last year and Katie’s Rocker who quietly had a solid season at two and has made a good appearance in both of his morning trials.

The pacing fillies (race five) are led by Blue Moon Stride who will attempt to defend her NJSS tiara, having won last year’s final. She faced Grand Circuit types through the balance of her freshman season and has earned more money in her career than her eight opponents combined. Andrew McCarthy has the drive from post position six for trainer Mark Harder and owners Emilio and Maria Rosati of Australia.

Saturday is Preakness Day as well as the scene of the All About Beer Magazine’s World Beer Festival, so the place will be “hoppin”. Don’t miss it. Post time is 7:15 p.m.


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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 year’s 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 track’s 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 winner’s 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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