Association to run 'Owner For A Race' contest

03:39 AM 27 Jul 2011 NZST
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Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association will hold a special Owner For A Race beginning Wednesday night (July 27) , and nine lucky harness racing fans will walk away with their own "purse money." The three fans will have their names selected each night, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the races. Wednesday and Thursday winners must return on Friday night.

All nine will then head to the winners circle on Friday night for a "post-position" draw, where they will be paired with a horse in the designated race.

The MSOA will then put up a "purse."

The winning honorary owner will get $500, while second place will be worth $250. Dividing it up like a $1000 purse, third place will get $120, while fourth gets $80 and fifth is worth $50.

So that no one leaves empty-handed, those whose horses finish sixth through ninth will each get $25, for a total of $1,100 to the lucky fans.

Please note that current USTA members are not eligible to enter.

The owners group will have a table set up throughout the remainder of Grand Circuit week offering horse ownership information to potential newcomers to the sport.

Jeff ZIDEK

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