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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 25, 2017) - Jacksrluckytoo unleashed his patented late rally to win the Saturday night harness racing pacing feature at the Meadowlands in 1:52.1. The 5-year-old Michigan sired gelding by He's All That has regained the top form that saw him earn close to $100,000 last year. Bettor Rock On set up shop on the front end through a :28.3 opening quarter and a half mile in :56.2. Corey Callahan kept the winner of last week's Open Handicap at Saratoga on the lead past three quarters in 1:24.1. That's when favored Ontario Success (Joe Bongiorno) made the front, only to be swallowed up by the furious rally of Jacksrluckytoo. "This horse is so much fun to drive when he is on top of his game," said winning driver Jim Marohn, Jr. "The Harmons have him back on his game and I know I can drive him with a lot of confidence every week." Jacksrluckytoo has won two in a row and has already won four times in 2017. He has 18 career wins. Marohn won three races to take over the top spot on the 2017 driving standings at the Meadowlands. Marohn now holds a 41-40 lead over Brett Miller. Earlier in the night, stakes winner Rockeyed Optimist bounced back from a dull seasonal debut to score a powerful win in 1:51. He was driven by John Campbell, who also won three times, for trainer Steve Elliott. Total handle was $2,634,833 on the 12-race card. Live racing resumes Thursday with a 9-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz       ###   This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain information that is confidential, and is transmitted for the sole use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, copying or retention of this e-mail or the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail, and permanently delete this e-mail from your computer system. The views presented in this message are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinion of New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW. New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW do not guarantee the integrity, security or proper receipt of this message. Likewise, New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW do not accept any liability whatsoever for any possible damages arising from, or in connection with, data interception, software viruses or manipulation by third parties.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 24, 2017) - Andy Miller entered the weekend in ninth place in the Meadowlands driver standings, but Friday night reminded harness racing fans why the "Orange Crush" can still get it done with four wins including a score in the featured trot with Opulent Yankee. Miller began the evening by capitalizing on a perfect pocket trip with Opulent Yankee to upset 4/5 favorite Lady's Dude in the $17,000 conditioned trot. He swept finished off the sweep of the early double with a perfect front-running drive on favored Keystone Blade. Miller won races 7 and 8 by a nose and a neck, respectively, with Truth And Liberty and Nowucit Nowudont. Corey Callahan won three races and Jim Marohn, Jr. celebrated his 35th birthday by winning two races. Vinny Ginsburg steered The Pokester, a 42/1 longshot to victory in the last race, leading a parade of outsiders past the wire. With 7/5 favorite Sailin Metro and 8/5 second choice Cherokee Ranger off the board, the $2 trifecta returned $10,131.80 and the 10-cent superfecta was good for $6,335. There were no winning tickets in the last race Super High Five as the jackpot now stands at $32,071 heading into Saturday. Total handle was $2,486,926 on the 11-race card. Live racing continues Saturday with a 12-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 23, 2017) - Leading harness racing drivers Brett Miller and Jim Marohn, Jr. stayed hot on Thursday at the Meadowlands on a day where temperatures were unseasonably into the 60s. Marohn won three of the night's nine races including a five-length blowout in 1:51.3 with the Darran Cassar trained-mare Snow Cone. Brett Miller was the star of the latest broadcast of "Meadowlands Harness Live" airing on SNY. Miller won two of the three races including a victory with the 8-year-old Fox Valley Steffen, who equaled his lifetime mark of 1:55. Miller also won with I Found My Beach, the classy veteran who won his third straight. He has three wins and a runner-up finish since being claimed by trainer John Mc Intyre. Total handle was $1,317,458 on the 9-race card. Live racing continues Friday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 18, 2017) - Alberto Contador lowered his lifetime mark for the second straight week at the Meadowlands, winning the harness racing featured $15,000 conditioned pace in 1:49.4. Alberto Contador won last week at 14/1 in 1:50.1 and stepped up in class in his repeat bid. Brett Miller moved the New Zealand bred 9-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding to the front past the quarter in :26.4. Miller controlled the rest of the action from there, easily holding sway from Ontario Success by two lengths at the wire. Jet Airway was third while racing for purse money only with Barimah finishing fourth and rounding out the trifecta. Alberto Contador, named for the champion Spanish cyclist, has won 33 times in 138 career starts with earnings of $452,431. Four preliminary divisions of the Dash For the G-Notes series were contested. So Take That won the fastest division in 1:51.4 for Corey Callahan and Mike Watson. It was Watson's third training win of the weekend. Iminurblindspot, the 3-year-old full brother to world champion Shebestingin, broke his maiden in his third career start in a "non-winners of two" in 1:55.3. He is trained by Nifty Norman and owned by Enzed Racing Stable and William Switala. He was a $35,000 Harrisburg yearling purchase. John Campbell, Corey Callahan, and Jim Marohn, Jr. each posted a driving double. Patti Harmon scored a training double. Total handle was $2,799,173 on the 12-race card. Live racing resumes Thursday with a 9-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 17, 2017) - Rose Run Parker, the two-time Indiana Sire Stakes champion, was a dominant winner at the Meadowlands in his 2017 harness racing debut. Rose Run Parker was bet down to even-money favoritism in the field of nine that also included stakes-winner Muscle Diamond, last week's top-class winner B Yoyo, and past winners Crosbys Clam Bake and Opulent Yankee. Yannick Gingras moved the 6-year-old Jailhouse Jesse gelding to the front past an opening quarter mile in :28.3. Gingras maintained his lead through a half in :57.1 and three-quarters in 1:26. B Yoyo took his shot from the pocket while Muscle Diamond came first over turning for home. Rose Run Parker maintained his advantage through the stretch to win by a length in 1:53.4. B Yoyo was second. Crosbys Clam Bake was third. "His performance tonight was a very encouraging sign," said trainer Ron Burke. "He looked sound and looked well within himself." Rose Run Parker took his lifetime mark at the Meadowlands last May of 1:50.4 when he defeated a field that included Obrigado. "I am pretty much going to give him shots in every big stakes race this season," said Burke. "I think he can be competitive, maybe not dominating, but he is a winner and he will rise to the occasion." Burke added that at this point, he views Rose Run Parker on the same level as his millionaire trotter Crazy Wow, but was quick to add that neither is as good as his super mare, Hannelore Hanover, the runner-up in trotter of the year voting. Rose Run Parker has now won 40 times in 61 career races with $809,465 in career earnings for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi. Burke said his immediate plan is to give the horse a week off and then look to race him again at the Meadowlands. Corey Callahan posted a driving hat trick on the 11-race program while Jim Marohn, Jr. and Andy Miller each won two races. Total handle was $2,530,541 for the 11-race program.Live racing resumes Friday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 16, 2017) - Brett Miller stole the show on a cold, windy harness racing night at the Meadowlands on Thursday, winning four of the night's nine races including both Dash For the G-Notes series finals. Miller kicked off the "Meadowlands Harness Live" broadcast on SNY with a Dash win with the mare Never Ever Clever, who defeated the boys in the $15,000 final. Never Ever Clever, a 6-year-old Muscle Hill mare trained by Jonas Czernyson, held off the late charge of the favored Harmon Stable entry of Montalbano Bi and Detroit Rapper. Never Ever Clever won in 1:55 for her 11th lifetime victory. One race later, Miller survived an adventurous final quarter mile to score in another G-Notes final with I Found My Beach. After following race favorite Mr. Big Load from the pocket, Miller first attempted to go outside in the stretch only to swerve back towards the pylons. That was the winning move as the 8-year-old Mach Three gelding sprinted away to score in by a length in 1:53 in the $12,500 event. The four wins give Miller 83 for the current season, 31 more than second-place Jim Marohn, Jr. Total handle was $1,347,906 for the 9-race program. Live racing resumes Friday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 15, 2017) - "Meadowlands Harness Live," the one-hour live harness racing broadcast that airs Thursdays on SNY at 9:30 p.m. returns this week after last week's snowstorm prompted a cancellation. Regular host Justin Horowitz will be joined by special guest co-host Tony Alagna, the trainer of two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. The broadcast will feature the last three races on the Meadowlands card including two finals in the Dash for the G-Notes overnight series. Hall of Famer Bob "Hollywood" Heyden and Jenn Bongiorno will provide additional commentary and interviews while Ken Warkentin will call the races. Next week, Hall of Famer John Campbell will be the co-host with Horowitz. The March 2 broadcast will feature a return appearance by trainer Andrew Harris, who received rave reviews after co-hosting the February 2 show. The final Thursday broadcast on March 9 will be co-hosted by Nancy Johansson, who conditioned 2014 Horse of the Year, JK She'salady. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 11, 2017) - The pace was slow and trip did not go as it was planned, but the result was the same as the past two weeks as Missile J led all the way to win his third straight in the $16,000 harness racing featured pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday. When the select field of seven left the gate, none of the horses were interested in seizing command so Jonathan Roberts sent Missile J, the 4/5 public choice, to the front. Missile J went an opening quarter in a too-slow-to-believe :29.3 and a half in a tepid :57.1. "We had intentions of racing him off the pace tonight but Jonathan sensed a slow pace and went forward which was the winning move," said trainer Scott Di Domenico. Missile J, the 2016 Rooney winner, held off the late pocket rally of long shot Rodeo Romeo and the wider rallies of Somesizesomestyle and K-Lees Shakenbake to win in 1:51.3. Missile J was winning for the third straight time since he was purchased for $115,000 at the Tattersalls January Mixed Sale by John Mcgill and Brian Carsey. "I thought tonight was a stiffer challenge for him as there were some really nice condition horses in that field," said Di Domenico. "We are going to make him eligible to some stakes - The Graduate and Levy, for example; but, we will let him decide where he wants to go by his performance and soundness. To this point, I am very happy with him and his progression and very fortunate the owners have given me the opportunity to train him." Gravelsinmytravel, the Iowa-bred, completed a sweep of the Dash For The G-Notes series with a post 10 victory in the $15,000 final. John Campbell put the even-money favorite on the front past the quarter and controlled things from there to win for the third straight time. Gravelsinmytravel is a homebred for Van Otterloo Stables of Iowa and trained by Patricia Minnella. Campbell added two others wins to post a driving hat trick. Brett Miller also won three. Total handle was $2,675,128 for the 12-race program. Live racing resumes Thursday with the 9-race card carried over from last Thursday's snowstorm cancellation. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 10, 2017) - B Yoyo produced an "A-Plus" performance to pull off a minor harness racing upset in the $18,000 featured trot on Friday at the Meadowlands. Crosbys Clam Bake left for the lead while odds-on favorite Muscle Diamond was content to take back to last through an opening quarter mile in 27.2 and a half mile in 56.3. Past the half mile, B Yoyo and Joe Bongiorno pulled first over, giving Muscle Diamond and John Campbell a lively tow in the outer flow. As the field passed three-quarters in 1:25.3, B Yoyo powered to the lead as Crosbys Clam Bake backed up. Muscle Diamond came three-wide and began his charge after B Yoyo, but was unable to make up enough ground as B Yoyo scored in 1:53 at nearly 6-1 odds in the compact field of six. "The strategy was to get away close and sit close, but in the first turn I could see he felt way better than he has in prior starts and that's why I moved him first over," explained Bongiorno, who entered the week third in the Meadowlands driver standings. "He wasn't bumpy in the turns tonight and when he's like that he can trot with any horse." Opulent Yankee finished third with Classical Annie, Crosbys Clam Bake and War Cry Hall rounding out the order of finish. B Yoyo won for the 26th time in 122 career starts with earnings of $309,995 for owners Bill Lambos and Dionisios Liberatos. He is trained by Richie Johnson. Brett Miller scored a driving hat trick while Vinnie Ginsburg and trainer Jackie Greene combined for a pair of wins. Miller leads the driver standings with 76 wins. Total handle on the 11-race card was $2,171,919. Live racing resumes Saturday with a 12-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 7, 2017) - One month into the Meadowlands Racetrack's Own A Horse promotion, the results are clear - this harness racing contest is a winner for everyone. 10 lucky fans earned a chance to "own" a piece of one of five different horses competing at the Meadowlands during January. While the fans did not actually own the horse, they received up to 10 percent of the horse's earnings, paid for by the Meadowlands, while also getting access to meet their horse in the race paddock, visit with the trainer and driver, and if lucky enough, get a picture in the winner's circle. Seven of the 10 contestants came out to the Meadowlands to watch their horse in person and brought friends and family with them. In total, $4,819.05 was paid out by the Meadowlands to the contestants. One contestant and his wife even drove from Nashua, NH each week to the Meadowlands to watch his horse compete. "We completely enjoyed our "own a horse" experience," said Scott Harris, who earned $1,112.50 as an "owner" of City Pie, trained by Mike Russo. "Because of the people involved and the experience, it was so worth it for my wife and I to drive the four-and-a-half hours from our home in Nashua NH, even in a snowstorm. We made sure to drive down every Saturday in January, so we wouldn't miss any part of the fun." Another contest participant, Shelby Sadler from Maryland, won $1,056.05 courtesy of Melanie's Sharkette. She and her husband loved the experience so much that they are exploring ways to get more involved in the sport at their local racetracks and maybe even own a horse for real in the future. The contest will run each month with 10 new "owners" selected. Sign-ups for the March round of the contest are open by visiting the Own A Horse page on the Meadowlands website. Fans can register until February 25. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 4, 2017) - Somesizesomestyle produced a giant-sized harness racing upset in the $16,000 pacing feature on Saturday at the Meadowlands. Drew Monti settled the 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere well off the early pace in eighth as Elrama led the field through a half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.1. As the field headed into the stretch, the early fractions caught up to Elrama. Meadowlands specialist K-Lees Shakenbake was rallying in full gear with Brett Miller as Monti rallied even wider and just made the front in the final strides as a 13-1 long shot. "He has been sharp and always closing late, he has just been sort of rough gaited late in the mile," explained Monti, who posted a driving double. "Tonight you could feel immediately he was sounder and he was ready to put in a huge effort." Somesizesomestyle, who finished second in the 2014 Breeders Crown Final when trained by Ron Burke, won for the 14th time in 97 career starts. With the win, he upped his career bankroll to $459,535 for owner Brad Grant and trainer Larry Remmen. Earlier in the night, Meadowlands Pace-eligible Highalator cruised in a non-winners of two race in 1:52.4 with a 26.2 last quarter. He was making just his fifth career start. Highalator is a homebred for Daryl Bier and Charles Dombeck by Somebeachsomewhere out of the duo's $923,000 earner Higher and Higher. Total handle on the 12-race program was $2,834,193. Live racing resumes Thursday with a 9-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 3, 2017) - Stakes-winning trotter Muscle Diamond continued his harness racing comeback with a front-end score in the $18,000 top trot at the Meadowlands on Friday night. John Campbell made the front through an opening quarter mile in 28 and maintained the lead over the pocket-sitting Crosbys Clam Bake after a 57 second half mile. Positions remained unchanged through three-quarters in 1:26 as the 9-10 favorite was asked to sprint by Campbell. Muscle Diamond, third in the 2015 Breeders Crown 3YO Trot, held off the late charge of Crosbys Clam Bake and B Yoyo to win for the third time in five starts since returning from a one year layoff. The final time was 1:53.4. "I was happy he responded on the front end tonight," said trainer and co-owner Brett Bittle. "It's not his strong suit. He seems to be getting stronger each week and going in the right direction." With February stakes payments looming, Bittle said Muscle Diamond could have added-money events on his schedule later this season. "We'll try and pick a few spots, but not go crazy," said Bittle. "He's a very nice horse with a very high turn of speed, but he'll need to improve to go with the very top group." Campbell won his second race of the evening in the nightcap, piloting 16-1 longshot Mac's Secure to a new lifetime best. Jim Marohn, Jr. and Joe Bongiorno also posted driving doubles during the 11-race card. One night after betting favorites won all nine races on the card; long shots ruled the night as the "chalk" won just two of 11 races. The average $2 win price was more than $14. Total handle was $2,161,092. Live racing resumes Friday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (February 2, 2017) - Brett Miller was the driving star on Thursday at the Meadowlands as the track's leading harness racing driver won three of the nine races on a night where betting favorites won every race. Miller, who won 21 races at the Meadowlands during January, kicked off February by winning with I Found My Beach in the fourth race. Miller then swept the late double with Never Ever Clever and Action Brad, who was the second longest shot to win on the card, paying $5.00 to win. The last race Jackpot Super High Five was hit for $25,423.96 to one lucky horseplayer in Canada. Favorite Action Brad won the race followed by 7/1 Buckeye In Charge, 132/1 Daylyn Horizon in third, 2/1 Whatagamble fourth and 113/1 Auckland Flyer was fifth. This was the first time the 20-cent wager was hit in 2017. Total handle on the 9-race program was $1,495,617. Live racing resumes Friday with an 11-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 28, 2017) - Vegas Vacation, the 2013 Little Brown Jug champion, returned to the harness racing winner's circle for the first time since the end of the 2013 season on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Vegas Vacation was making the sixth start of his most recent comeback on Saturday night in a $13,000 conditioned pace after missing 16 months due to a soft tissue injury. Jim Marohn, Jr., who won four races on the card, put the 7-year-old millionaire Bettor's Delight gelding on the front end through a 55.1 half mile and three-quarters in 1:22.4. Vegas Vacation opened up four lengths at the top of the stretch and cruised to victory as the 1/5 favorite in 1:50.2. It is his first win since November 17, 2013 when he won The Matron at Dover Downs. "I was thrilled with him," said trainer Andrew Harris. "I think that's the first time in his career he cut a mile. So to me that shows he's back. It took four starts to get him race ready but now he seems keen, alert, and very happy to do his work." Harris added that this win confirms to him that Vegas Vacation could have some stakes engagements this season. "I think I'll talk with the crew, but I would imagine he may get staked up some," explained Harris. "As for the Levy Series, I believe he's come back good enough to get the nomination but it's up to the owners. He owes them nothing and nothing is expected of him going forward. Whatever he tells us to do, we'll listen." Hillbilly Hanover moved past the $900,000 mark in career earnings with third win in his last four starts in the $15,000 featured pace. Hillbilly Hanover, one of three winners on Saturday night for Brett Miller, held off the late charge of millionaire Alexie Mattosie. Total handle on the 13-race program was $3,028,082 - the third time this year that total handle surpassed the $3 million mark. Live racing resumes Thursday with a 9-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 27, 2017) - Despite temperatures in the 30s and a few pesky snow flurries falling at post time, The Summer Wind came blowing in to score a powerful front-end score in the $16,000 feature for harness racing pacing mares at the Meadowlands on Friday. The Summer Wind was making her second start after a six-month layoff wasted no time making the front end, brushing to the lead after a 27.1 opening quarter mile. Jim Marohn, Jr. kept the 8-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover on the engine through three-quarters in 1:24. Carobbean Pacetry mounted a long first-over grind with Drew Monti, but could not get to The Summer Wind, who kicked home in 28 to win in 1:52. Carobbean Pacetry held the place spot, Fanticipation was third and 8/5 favorite Abbijade Hanover was fourth. "She has come back great off the layoff," explained Marohn, who has steered The Summer Wind to nine of her 26 career wins. "She loves the front end. The connections have done a great job getting her into form. I am really glad they stick with me." In a pair of co-featured conditioned trotting events, B Yoyo and Anaffairtoremember each took advantage of class drops to post powerful wins as the betting favorites. Brett Miller was the driving star of the night with four wins including a sweep of the final three races on the card. Total handle on the 12-race program was $2,481,062. Live racing resumes Saturday with a 13-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 26, 2017) - The under-30 Meadowlands drivers stole the show on the first Thursday program of 2017. 20-somethings Drew Monti, Joe Bongiorno, and Marcus Miller combined to win five of the night's nine races with Monti and Bongiorno each winning two. The trio teamed up to sweep the final three races that were part of the debut episode of "Meadowlands Harness Live" that aired on SNY, the regional sports network home of the New York Mets and New York Jets. The show will air for the next six Thursdays on SNY at 9:30 p.m. Thursday's action was headlined by three divisions each in "Dash For G-Notes" series for conditioned trotters and $7,500 claiming pacers. The trotting winners were Bad Day Black Rock, Montalbano Bi, and Stonebridge Idol. The pacing winners were Whatagamble, Mr. Big Load, and May Day. Both series continue next Thursday with the top finishers from the two preliminary rounds advancing to the finals on February 9. Total handle on the nine-race card was $1,325,434. Live racing continues Friday night with a 7:15 p.m. post time. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. by Justin Horowitz, for the Meadowlands

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