Day At The Track

No babies this week

11:12 AM 04 Jun 2020 NZST
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No babies this week in qualifiers Meadowlands,Harness racing
Meadowlands
East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands took harness racing entries for qualifiers and baby races this morning and when Race Secretary Scott Warren peered into the online entries he was not surprised to see 351 entries but shocked that only four were 2-year-olds. So no babies this week.
 
There are 26 qualifiers again but split over Friday and Saturday mornings at 9:00AM each day. 
 
Horsemen, please do not let your guard down this week concerning the protocols New Jersey requires of us. Mask, gloves, questionnaire and social distancing. Last week the cooperation was remarkable and we made a positive impression on the authorities. Let's stay the course and protect the opportunity to race that we all cherish.
 
Owners are again asked not to attend and watch at home. Following this directive is inconvenient and frustrating but necessary. With luck, they will be there when it counts.
 
Among the stars over the two mornings of qualifiers are pacing stalwarts like last year's top 3-year-old pacers Bettors Wish (race 11) and Warrawee Ubeaut (race 4) who faces familiar rivals Tall Drink Hanover and Wiggle It Jiggleit (race 13) is back at The Meadowlands on Friday for the first time since the 2016 Breeders Crown. Wow!
 
Saturday morning is loaded with many of last season's top freshman trotters and pacers gearing up for the stakes season.
 
Of course the really big news is that The Meadowlands is racing live on Friday and Saturday at 7:15PM with giant 13 race cards and full fields. We are celebrating with free program pages for the entire card. We solicit your support.
 
 
Nick Salvi
 
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