StandardBRED breeders & owners association of New Jersey

Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey

64 Business Route 33

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-462-2357

Fax: 732-409-0741

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2019 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS

October 11 - November 30

Fridays & Saturdays

Post Time - 7:15pm

December 5 - December 28

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Post Time - 7:15pm

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DARLINONTHEBEACH SCORES IN BIG M FEATURE
 
The Meadowlands Website

-- Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- December 28, 2018 -- Darlinonthebeach made her Meadowlands return a winning one, taking the Friday night feature, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacing fillies and mares in 1:51, her seasonal best.

As reported by Jay Bergman in DRF Harness, the Nifty Norman trainee, who last raced at the Big M on Nov. 16, has battled a nagging suspensory injury for much of the season, which derailed her Breeders Crown and TVG hopes, but she showed no ill effects of her physical problem after a perfect trip led to her third win of the season in nine starts.

Sent to the gate as the 3-5 favorite (along with entrymate Stylish Beachware), Darlinonthebeach was taken to the rear of the eight-horse field by driver David Miller in the early stages. Brazuca, who went off stride briefly before the start, made a bold move at leader Kak’s Shark Attack down the backstretch and on to three-quarters, all the while providing a perfect tow for Darlinonthebeach, who was in an ideal second-over flow.

With three-sixteenths of a mile to go, Darlinonthebeach was tipped off her cover by Miller and rolled to a decisive 1¾-length victory over Jewel Lehigh A, who rallied for second. Brazuca hung in there to nab the show dough.

Darlinonthebeach, a 5-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Darlin’s Delight who is owned (and was bred) by White Birch Farm, returned $3.20 to her backers. Lifetime, she’s won 20-of-54 starts and banked $1,068,648.

A LITTLE MORE: Yannick Gingras continued his winning ways, guiding four to victory lane, including three for trainer Ron Burke. David Miller and Dexter Dunn had three apiece. Gingras and Miller have 11 victories each over the last three Big M programs … The 50-Cent Pick-4 pool came oh-so-close to reaching the six-figure mark, as a total of $99,938 was pushed through the windows on the Big M’s signature bet. … All-source handle on the 14-race program was $2,486,515. … Racing resumes Saturday at 7:15 p.m. with another action-packed 14-race card.

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