WASHINGTON, PA, July 14, 2014 -- Adios Week at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, the annual festive celebration of harness racing highlighted by the 48th edition of the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light, kicks off the evening of Saturday, July 19, with Adios eliminations.
The final of this major test for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers is set for Saturday afternoon, July 26 as the highlight of a card that features six Grand Circuit stakes. Purses that day are expected to top $1 million, making it one of the richest cards in the history of The Meadows.
"We've gone all out to make this the most memorable Adios Week ever," said Kevin Decker, director of racing for The Meadows. "We deeply appreciate the support of our fans, and we've put together an exciting week to support our signature event."
Among those exciting elements are four Adios Day (July 26) pool guarantees offered in association with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Initiative. The guarantees, which total $42,500, cover a Pick 3, a Pick 5 and a pair of Pick 4s.
Other Adios Week activities -- many offered in association with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association -- include:
- The finals of the ever-popular Miss Adios Contest, which actually launches Adios Week a day early on Friday, July 18;
- An Adios hat giveaway on track Saturday, July 19;
- A pair of handicapping contests at all Meadows locations on Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22. The hat giveaway and handicapping contests are limited to Racing Player Rewards members.
- Friday, July 25 party for all on the track apron. The card that evening features a pair of Grand Circuit stakes.
The draw for Adios eliminations post positions is set for the morning of Tuesday, July 15.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows