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

Reminders:

2020 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS

January 10 - September 19

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15pm

 

Special Thursday Race Days

July 16 & August 6

Post Time 7:15pm

 

August 8, 2020 Hambletonian Day

Special Post Time Noon

 

November 27 - December 31

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

No Racing on December 24 & 25

Post Time 7:15pm

 

Freehold

January 2 - February 15

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30pm

 

February 21 - May 23

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30pm

 

August 28 - December 31

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30pm

 

No Racing on December 25

 

Special Thursday Race Day December 31

HARAMBE DEO HUGE IN BIG M FEATURE
 
The Meadowlands Website

-- Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- October 10, 2020 -- Harambe Deo put on a show Saturday night at The Meadowlands in taking the $20,000 high-end conditioned pacing feature in a lifetime-best 1:48.4.

“He’s never predictable,” said trainer Jeff Cullipher. “But he will come up large sometimes and then sometimes he’ll get beat when you think he shouldn’t.”

The 5-year-old gelded son of Woodstock-Tea Time came up large this time.

Driver Simon Allard had the gas pedal all the way down from post six in the seven-horse field (there was one scratch), and to make sure he put 2-1 second choice Western Joe in the two-hole, paced the opening fraction in a sensational :25.4.

“When I saw that quarter,” said Cullipher. “I said ‘he’s cooked’.”

Geez Joe, the 8-5 favorite, sat a three-hole early before powering up to grab the top at the half in a quick :53.3 as Harambe Deo yielded and sat the pocket.

But on the far turn – to his trainer’s surprise – Harambe Deo pulled out of the two-hole and came after the leader at three-quarters (1:22.1), opened up a 1½-length edge turning for home, then drew clear through the stretch to defeat Geez Joe by 2¼ lengths. Wes Delight was third.

“[Harambe Deo] is usually right there,” said Cullipher. “But I was surprised Simon kept him alive.”

As the fourth choice in the wagering, Harambe Deo – who paced his final quarter in :26.2 – returned $18.80 to win. He now has 15 victories from 80 lifetime starts and earnings of $242,619 for owners Pollack Racing and Jeff Cullipher.

THREE PEATS: Cullipher’s night did not merely consist of winning the feature, as he sent three to victory lane. … Bruce Saunders matched Cullipher by also training three winners on the card. … Corey Callahan topped the drivers with three scores.

A LITTLE MORE: Franco Totem N flexed his back-class muscles in taking the first of two Fall Harvest Series Finals (for non-winners of $4,500) on the pace by 3¾ lengths, and in the process, lowered his previous lifetime best by a full second after hitting the wire in 1:49. George Napolitano Jr. drove the 7-year-old gelded son of Changeover-Treaty Franco, who was the even-money public choice, for trainer Nifty Norman. … Decision Day and Callahan worked out a perfect pocket trip to take the other division (this one for non-winners of $7,600) as the 8-5 second choice. The Saunders trained 5-year-old gelded son of Rock N Roll-Chief Karen hit the wire in 1:49, also lowering his previous lifetime best by a full second. … All-source wagering totaled $2,245,221. … Racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m.

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