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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
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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MONTI SCORES FIRST MEADOWLANDS WIN

-- James Witherite, Meadowlands racing media

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- December 30 -- Batavia Downs driving champion Drew Monti notched his first ever driving victory at The Meadowlands, teaming up with owner-trainer Rick Dane’s I Found My Beach ($10.80) in Thursday (December 29) evening’s ninth event, a $6,500 first-level conditioned pace.

The 22-year-old Canisius College alumnus put the 7-year-old Mach Three gelding into play immediately, clearing on the first turn but yielding to Sapient Hanover (Joe Bongiorno) at the completion of a :27.1 first quarter. I Found My Beach enjoyed clear sailing from the pocket through the middle half before angling off the pegs to challenge with five-sixteenths to go.

After wearing down Sapient Hanover and taking charge at the eighth pole, I Found My Beach was called upon for everything he had left to parry a late challenge from Twincreeks Jesse (Tyler Smith), prevailing by a head in 1:55.1 over good going. Yankee Favorite (Brett Miller) rallied belatedly to claim third as the 8-5 favorite.

For I Found My Beach, the win was his third of the year and the 23rd of his career.

Brett Miller was the only driver to score multiple wins on the 10-race card, teaming up with a pair of odds-on favorites. Miller captured the second race with Heidi Rohr trainee Sportsmuffler ($3.40, 1:55.1), as well as the finale with Tom Shay trainee Mr Bubbles N ($3.60, 1:54.3).

Live racing returns to the Big M on Friday (December 30), with the first of 12 races due off at 7:15 p.m. Eastern time. Friday's last-race 20¢ Jackpot High Five will boast a carryover of $13,245.02.

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PHILLY FEATURES FOREIGN FLAIR

After beginning his career in Europe, trotter Tuonoblu Rex has made himself at home in North America. The 5-year-old stallion is 3-for-3 since his arrival in the U.S. and will try to extend his win streak in Sunday’s $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational at Harrah’s Philadelphia ...

NJSS SOPHOMORE BACK ON FRIDAY AT THE MEADOWLANDS

The second leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for three-year-old trotters and pacers headlines the Friday night card at The Meadowlands leading into the $100,000 final for each of the four sophomore divisions next Friday ...

‘DONNA’ BESTS DAYSON IN GRADUATE AT BIG M

Broadway Donna outlasted Dayson after a stirring stretch duel to capture the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night ...


ARIANA G DOMINATES IN THE FIRST LEG OF NJSS

Ariana G gave notice Friday night at the Meadowlands that the road to the Hambletonian Oaks goes through her as she crushed seven overmatched foes in a division of the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies by 7¾ lengths in 1:52.2 ...

PHOTOBOMBR HABOVER LOOKS TO PUT HIMSELF IN 3-YEAR-OLD PICTURE

If there is a correlation between looks and speed, trainer Tom Fanning hopes he’s found it with Photobombr Hanover ...

GRADUATE TROT IS SATURDAY'S MEADOWLANDS FEATURE

The first leg of the Graduate series for four-year-old trotters, a Grand Circuit stake, highlights an intriguing twelve race extravaganza on Saturday at The Meadowlands ...


ARIANA G READY FOR RETURN

Between running their own breeding business together, along with their own separate real estate companies, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld don’t really have time to work themselves into frenzied anticipation for the season debut of their prized female trotter ...

NJSS OPENS FRIDAY AT THE MEADOWLANDS

Friday, May 19 marks the start of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) with a total of six $20,000 divisions for sophomore trotters and pacers ...

MAY JUNE PACESETTER AVAILABLE

The May June issue of the Pacesetter is now available.




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