Day At The Track

Meet retired Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza

04:08 AM 24 Jun 2015 NZST
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Braulio Baeza aboard the 1963 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Chateaugay Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza
Braulio Baeza aboard the 1963 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Chateaugay
Janice Blake – Baeza Photo
Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza
Janice Blake – Baeza Photo

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (June 23, 2015) - Retired Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza will make an appearance Saturday (June 27) at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment as part of a "throwback" night at the races. The day will also include a Daily Racing Form handicapping seminar featuring national handicapper Michael "The Wizard" Kipness and one-dollar food and beverage specials.

Baeza, a three-time Belmont Stakes winning jockey, 1963 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Chateaugay, and 1976 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee will talk about his career and reminisce on the Meadowlands pre-race television show with Bob "Hollywood" Heyden at 6:45 p.m. before meeting his legion of fans for a meet and greet on the track apron from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Prior to Baeza's appearance, fans are invited to Victory Sports Bar for a handicapping seminar with the Daily Racing Form's renowned handicapper "The Wizard." The seminar is free and open to the public and will focus on wagering strategies for the day's major simulcast events including Santa Anita's Grade 1 Gold Cup and Grade 1 Triple Bend. The event runs from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In keeping with the "throwback" theme of the evening, many concession prices will be rolled back to $1 including canned soda, Bud and Bud Light drafts, pretzels, popcorn, and hot dogs. The special priced concessions will be available from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at all indoor concession locations.

Adding to the appeal of the evening will be the annual Meadowlands Ms. Hot to Trot beauty pageant. The ten finalists will compete in casual wear, formal wear, and swimsuit rounds during the live racing program. The grand prize winner receives $5,000.

Saturday's thirteen-race live program begins at 7:15 p.m. Admission and general parking is free.

Justin Horowitz

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment | 1 Racetrack Drive | East Rutherford, NJ 07073

 

 

 

 

 

 

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