Day At The Track

New logo for The Meadowlands Pace

04:58 AM 07 Mar 2015 NZDT
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Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace logo
Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace logo

East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in conjunction with Crawford Farms have released the new harness racing logo for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.

The new logo combines the Crawford Farms name and traditional green and blue colors with the iconic swoosh and pacer of the Meadowlands logo.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Crawford Farms to present one of the premier harness racing events in the world," said Jason Settlemoir, CEO/GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "This new logo is the perfect symbol to exemplify the type of industry cooperation we need to advance our sport."

The new logo was designed by Kathleen Estes, graphic designer for Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.

Crawford Farms, a leading New York-based breeding operation, and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment agreed to a three-year sponsorship deal that makes Crawford Farms the title sponsor of the Meadowlands Pace through 2017. Crawford Farms served as a major sponsor of "The Pace" in 2014.

"We have made a long term commitment, which the industry needs, to the Meadowlands and the Meadowlands Pace and we are ecstatic that this race is held at a venue like no other in the sport," said Michelle Crawford of Crawford Farms. "It is a dream come true to be able to sponsor one of the biggest events in harness racing and to be able to bring people to a state of the art entertainment facility with top restaurants and clubs."

The Meadowlands Pace has been held annually since 1977, when Escort won the inaugural edition. He's Watching won the 2014 Pace in a record time of 1:46.4. The 2015 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace will be held on Saturday, July 18th with eliminations held the prior week on Saturday, July 11th.

ABOUT CRAWFORD FARMS

Crawford Farms is a family-owned and operated farm since 1966. The farm, located in Durhamville, NY, just acquired over 1000 acres to continue to develop the state of the art breeding and stallion facilities. In the recent years Albert & Michelle Crawford have greatly improved and expanded the Crawford Farms facility to include approximately 55 broodmares, 40 race horses in training, state of the art breeding/foaling facilities, plush pastures, a retirement paddock, and a half mile trotting track. Visit Crawford Farms online at www.crawfordfarms.com.

Rachel Ryan

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