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Meadowlands will increase number of races

06:13 AM 12 Jun 2020 NZST
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The Meadowlands, Harness Racing
The Meadowlands
East Rutherford, NJ - Foiled in attempt to expand to a three day per week schedule, The Meadowlands will add 5 more races each to the Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 card to help get more harness racing horses raced.
 
The process for the NJRC to grant an additional card is too time consuming to address the immediate problem. So, beginning next weekend until PA gets open both Friday and Saturday will have 18 race cards, resulting in an additional 10 races.
 
To stay close at all to the budgeted purse account will require a 20% reduction excluding the planned three 12 horse races per night which will see 10% trimmed from their purse.
 
Purses will return to previous levels upon returning to the normal number of races.
 
The added races should provide a better opportunity for horsemen to get their 3-year-olds going in anticipation of upcoming stakes.
 

Post time will be moved up to 6:00PM for the giant sized programs.

 

The Meadowlands

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