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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (September 15, 2016) - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, along with its partners at Source Communications, a leading full-service marketing agency based in Hackensack, NJ, is conducting a series of focus groups aimed at gaining valuable insights into better serving its existing harness racing customers and receiving feedback and suggestions on ways to attract new ones. The series of focus groups are highly targeted and segmented, allowing accurate feedback and research to be acquired. The groups are broken down by age group and frequency of visits to the Meadowlands. "What better way to uncover the best approaches to increase visits to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment and earn guest loyalty than to speak directly with consumers," said Larry Rothstein, President and Managing Partner at Source. "These focus groups provide invaluable feedback from the guest perspective as well as helps us understand how to attract and engage new visitors to MRE." "I always tell our employees that our customers vote with their feet and first-class customer service is the cornerstone of every successful business," said Jason M. Settlemoir, GM and COO of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "While we always invite our customers to share their comments and concerns with us on a regular basis, we thought it was important to put together a more formal, scientific study with these focus groups." The information gathered from the focus groups will be used to better serve customers through promotions and events, advertising, and wagering. About Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Since 1976, the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ, has been a staple in North American racing, known for events like the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace. In November 2013, managing partner Jeffrey Gural and The Hard Rock unveiled the newly constructed Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The state of the art complex features racing, entertainment, dining and more. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment boasts year-round horse racing & simulcasting, Victory Sports Bar that doubles as an event space, a tiered dining restaurant Pink, corporate and private events spaces, as well as family-friendly Backyard activities. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment creates an exciting environment that both racing and non-racing fans can enjoy. For more information on schedules and events, please visit: www.playmeadowlands.com or call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). About Source Communications Ideas inspire action at Source Communications - and our ideas help build business for Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Amtrak, Hewlett-Packard, CohnReznick, investors Bank, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, SONY, SUBWAY restaurants, Wise Snacks, Buffalo Wild Wings and other clients. Our ideas activate brands and better connect the brand with its prospects using general advertising, sports marketing, content creation/curation and experiential marketing. Source offers clients a 360 degree solution via our extensive in-house capabilities. Founded in 1983, Source has a proven record of exceeding client expectations. Our transactional marketing approach yields communications that drive traffic, generate leads, increase sales, nurture loyalty and build brand. Headquarters are in Hackensack, NJ, with satellite offices in San Diego, CA, Cleveland, OH, Providence, RI and Washington, DC. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (September 14, 2016) - Chalk players took it on the chin during opening weekend at the Meadowlands last week. Favorites won just four of the 25 races conducted last Friday and Saturday as The Big M hosted live harness racing during the month of September for the first time since 1976. The second and final weekend of September racing takes place Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7:15 p.m. with 13 races scheduled each night. Friday's action is highlighted by the fourth leg of the Kindergarten Series for two-year-old trotters and a conditioned trot led by Hambletonian third-place finisher Sutton. In the first of three Kindergarten divisions for the boys, New Jersey Viking, shared in ownership by Knutsson Trotting and Jeff Gural's Little E LLC, looks for his third straight stakes victory. He sports the highest earnings ($83,768) and the fastest win mark (1:55.1) of the 23 freshmen entered in the Kindergarten. Trainer Ake Svanstedt will drive the son of Muscle Hill. New Jersey Viking will also face Explosive Ridge, a 14/1 upset winner of a Kindergarten division last week. Svanstedt employee Lucas Wallin is listed for the return drive for the Explosive Matter gelding trained by Nancy Johansson, who shares ownership with Kenneth Ross. 18 fillies were split into two Kindergarten divisions, races eight and ten on the card. Last week divisional winners Hillarmbro and Dream Baby Dream square off in the first division. Dream Baby Dream is a perfect two for two in her young career for breeder/owner/trainer/driver Rod Allen. The 60-year-old Allen is the son of harness racing legend Carl Allen, best known as the trainer of CR Kay Suzie and 1992 Meadowlands Pace winner Carlsbad Cam. Dream Baby Dream is by Muscle Hill out of a daughter of CR Kay Suzie. On the wagering front, the average win payoff last weekend was more than $12. The average $2 exacta payoff was just under $100 and the average $2 trifecta was more than $600. Friday night also marks another "Text To Win" night at the racetrack. Fans are encouraged to text "NewBigM" to 23819 in order to sign up for the Meadowlands mobile club. Throughout the evening, fans will receive text messages that include coupons for free wagering vouchers, food and beverage offers, and other giveaway items. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (September 7, 2016) - The Meadowlands Racetrack will celebrate its 40th anniversary during the opening weekend of its Fall Harness Racing Meet on Saturday, October 22. To kick off the countdown to the celebration, the legendary New Jersey horse racing facility will post videos of the track's 40 most memorable races, one each day leading up to the anniversary celebration. The first video will be posted to the track's Facebook and Twitter pages on Monday, September 12. "Few tracks in the sport have been the site of as many historic and memorable races as The Meadowlands," said GM/COO Jason M. Settlemoir. "I think our fans will really enjoy celebrating 40 years of history while ramping up their enthusiasm and support for the next 40 years of world-class racing here in New Jersey." The track will also run a social media contest beginning September 30 and running through October 14. Fans are invited to post a personal photo of their favorite memory from the past 40 years at the Meadowlands on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #40AndForward. Some possible ideas would be winner's circle photos, pictures of friends at the races, or even a selfie with your favorite horse or driver. Five winners will be selected to each receive a $100 betting voucher and an invitation, with a guest, to the VIP Anniversary Party on October 22 at Victory Sports Bar. For full contest details, please visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (August 31, 2016) - The Meadowlands is hosting a live-money National Handicapping Championship qualifying event on Saturday, October 1 that will provide three seats to the $2.5 million NHC Final in Las Vegas to be held January 27 - 29, 2017. The NHC is the richest and most prestigious tournament for horseplayers in the world. Last year's winner, John O'Neil of Huntington Station, NY, topped a field of 606 entries to win the $800,000 first prize and title of Handicapper of the Year. The Meadowlands qualifier will have a $400 total fee - $200 will go towards the prize pool estimated at $20,000 and $200 will be used as a bankroll during the contest. All entry fees will be added to the prize pool, creating the rare zero percent takeout contest format. Entry also includes a Daily Racing Program and food vouchers. Contestants must wager on a minimum of 10 races from Belmont, Gulfstream, and/or Churchill Downs. Wagers can be win, place or show or WPS on one horse per race. Pre-registration is strongly recommended although walk-up entries will be accepted on the day of the contest. Multiple entries per person are allowed. Contestants must be members of the NHC Tour to qualify for one of the three NHC Final seats. The NHC Tour membership fee of $50 must be paid prior to participating in the Meadowlands qualifier. For more information, visit the contest home page http://bit.ly/2bP184h or contact Tournament Director Rachel Ryan at raryan@playmeadowlands.com or (201) 842 - 5015. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (August 4, 2016) - The Hambletonian and harness racing reached a massive audience when Meadowlands officials helped ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on Wednesday. The ceremony was televised live on several financial television networks, reaching a worldwide audience. In addition, a video highlighting the Hambletonian was aired for one hour on the MarketSite's seven-story video screen in the middle of Times Square. The bell ringing ceremony was arranged through a partnership with ARK Restaurants, a Nasdaq listed company that provides the food and beverage service at the Meadowlands. "I don't know if The Hambletonian or our sport has received this type of publicity in a long time," said Jason M. Settlemoir, COO/GM of the Meadowlands. "I have to thank Justin Horowitz for arranging this whole event and our partners at ARK for supporting our desire to promote harness racing to a worldwide audience." After the bell ringing ceremony, Settlemoir and Horowitz participated in a Facebook Live chat hosted by Nasdaq on its Facebook page that has more than 621,000 likes. The chat focused on horse ownership and the prestige of the Hambletonian. The video may be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2aFX9GY The Hambletonian is also getting attention thanks to a huge billboard in Manhattan at Seventh Avenue & 49th Street. The billboard has visibility from Central Park and should receive more than six million impressions during the week leading up to the Hambletonian. Hambletonian Day is Saturday, August 6 with a 12:00 p.m. post time. Live network televisions coverage of the Hambletonian, Hambletonian Oaks, and U.S. Pacing Championship will air from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. About Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Since 1976, the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ, has been a staple in North American racing, known for events like the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace. In November 2013, managing partner Jeffrey Gural and The Hard Rock unveiled the newly constructed Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The state of the art complex features racing, entertainment, dining and more. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment boasts year-round horse racing & simulcasting, Victory Sports Bar that doubles as an event space, a tiered dining restaurant Pink, corporate and private events spaces, as well as family-friendly Backyard activities. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment creates an exciting environment that both racing and non-racing fans can enjoy. For more information on schedules and events, please visit: www.playmeadowlands.com or call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). About The Hambletonian The $1 million Hambletonian, and the companion race for 3-year-old fillies, the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, are the richest of their kind currently offered in harness racing, and among the richest worldwide, regardless of breed. The Hambletonian is the first leg of the trotting Triple Crown, followed by the Yonkers Trot on September 3 and Kentucky Futurity on October 9. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ  - Meadowlands Racetrack officials, along with the harness racing track's partners from ARK Restaurants, will ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Wednesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will help kick off the 91st Hambletonian, which will be raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday, August 6. The partnership between ARK Restaurants and the Meadowlands began in 2013. ARK provides food and beverage services at the racetrack. Live video of the ceremony is carried on major financial television networks. Additionally, a dedicated web stream of the event is available by clicking the following links: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 30, 2016) - The Meadowlands Racetrack will provide free live high-definition streaming of the entire Hambletonian Day harness racing card on Saturday, August 6. Post time for the 16-race card headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks is 12:00 p.m. The live stream will be available at www.playmeadowlands.com. Fans can also watch a free live stream of the Hambletonian post position draw and news conference on Monday, August 1 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The post positions for the Hambletonian eliminations, Hambletonian Oaks, U.S. Pacing Championship, John Cashman Memorial, and the Cane Pace will be drawn at the event that will take place at Victory Sports Bar located inside Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 27, 2016) - The Meadowlands is calling on horsemen to help bring harness racing fans behind the scenes. Any trainer, owner, groom, or driver with a horse racing on Hambletonian Day is asked to send photos or short videos of the horse going through its daily routine in an effort to give fans an inside look into a horse's preparation before the biggest day of the year. Media can be submitted directly to Jennifer Bongiorno at jbongiorno@playmeadowlands.com. The content will then be posted on the Meadowlands social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. "We have found that whenever we have posted photos or videos like this in the past, we get a tremendous response and some of our highest engagement rates of any content we create," said Bongiorno, who manages the track's social media. "We thought it would be really cool to give fans more of this content to help get them even more excited for Hambletonian Day." The Meadowlands would also like to announce #Hambo16 as the official hashtag of the 91st Hambletonian. Fans are encouraged to tag any posts on social media with the official hashtag in order to better engage with other fans. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 23, 2016) – One week after the late Jackpot Super High Five featured a mandatory payout that returned $3,269 to 276 winning tickets, the early Jackpot Super High Five was hit by one lucky harness racing horseplayer for $47,949.90 for a 20-cent wager at The Meadowlands tonight.. The jackpot carryover was $38,241 entering Saturday night. The winning ticket was purchased through 4NJBets.com. The early Jackpot Super High Five had gone unclaimed since April 1 when it was hit for $20,354. Winning Linc, driven by Scott Zeron and trained by Tony Alagna, keyed the winning sequence, winning the fifth race in the final strides at 20/1. He was followed across the finish line by narrow second wagering choice Spicebomb and favored Jann and Dean. Uncle Nicky was fourth at 26/1 and the sequence was rounded out by 63/1 Gotti. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 21, 2016) - The Hambletonian is taking on the bright lights of the big city. Millions of New York City commuters and tourists have been exposed to harness racing thanks to a massive billboard in Times Square advertising The 91st Hambletonian taking place at the Meadowlands on Saturday, August 6. The billboard is at 42nd Street and Broadway, across from the busiest subway station in New York City. It is estimated that approximately two million people will see the billboard leading up to Hambletonian Day. The image was designed by Meadowlands graphic artist Kathleen Estes. The location was secured by the Meadowlands and its media buyer. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com and www.hambletonian.org. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 21, 2016) - As the driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Martin Truex, Jr. knows all about horsepower. But on Saturday, August 6, the Daytona 500 runner-up will experience a new brand of horsepower when he serves as the celebrity trophy presenter at the harness racing 91st Hambletonian, America's Trotting Classic, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Truex is a Mayetta, N.J. native but has never attended Hambletonian Day. He and his girlfriend Sherry are looking forward to spending time at a different kind of racetrack. "The Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack is like the Daytona 500 in NASCAR; it's the most prestigious harness race in North America," said the 35-year-old Truex. "Sherry and I are looking forward to visiting the track to meet the fans and experience the excitement around the events!" After finishing his qualifying session at Watkins Glen, N.Y. where the Sprint Cup Series races during Hambletonian weekend, Truex will fly down to the Meadowlands. He will appear from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The appearance will include signing autographs and posing for photos with fans. "We're extremely excited about having one of the top Sprint Cup drivers like Martin Truex, Jr. join us at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Hambletonian Day," said Meadowlands Director of CCTV Sam McKee. "Martin is having a fantastic season, running up front practically every week. He's locked into the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship and NASCAR fans from around the Tri-State area will have a chance to meet and talk with Martin plus get some autographs. We appreciate him taking time out of his hectic schedule to join us." Truex visited victory lane earlier this season at the Coca Cola 600 and sits seventh in the Sprint Cup Series standings entering this weekend's race at Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com and www.hambletonian.org. About The Hambletonian The $1 million Hambletonian, and the companion race for 3-year-old fillies, the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, are the richest of their kind currently offered in harness racing, and among the richest worldwide, regardless of breed. The Hambletonian is the first leg of the trotting Triple Crown, followed by the Yonkers Trot on September 3 and Kentucky Futurity on October 9. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 13, 2016) - An extraordinary investment opportunity exists for horseplayers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands when the track will offer a mandatory payout of the Jackpot Super High Five wager on one of its signature race programs - Meadowlands Pace Night. The wager features a jackpot carryover of $267,769 and a 15 percent takeout. For the first time in harness racing history, the high five mandatory payout will be on a top-class stakes event, the $223,150 Golden Girls featuring the top pacing mares in North America. The field features an overflow field of 12 and will be raced at the extended one-mile-and-one-eighth distance. The Golden Girls is scheduled as Race 12 - one race after the $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Final. The Pace and the Golden Girls will be featured during a one-hour live broadcast on TVG Network from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. eastern time. The broadcast will also be carried on MSG Plus and Fox Sports Southeast. In June, Mohawk Raceway offered a mandatory payout of its Jackpot Super High Five on North America Cup night. The carryover attracted about two-and-a-half times the carryover amount in new money. Using this ratio, the new money would be $669,422, making the Meadowlands Jackpot pool $937,191. The takeout would subtract $100,413 leaving a net pool of $836,778. Factoring in the carryover amount, horseplayers would be paid out from a pool of $836,778, or 25 percent more than the $669,422 of new money wagered. In other words, horseplayers taking a shot at this wager on Saturday would be playing into a pool with a negative effective takeout rate of 25 percent with the North America Cup night ratio. Furthermore, the horseplayer will still have a takeout advantage as long as the pool is less than $2 million. Low takeout combined with the sizable carryover has created the rarest of wagering opportunities. The Jackpot race will also be the final leg of an all-stakes pick four wager that begins with the $471,800 William Haughton Memorial featuring the next chapter of the budding Ali-Frazier-like rivalry between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Always B Miki, the top two ranked horses in harness racing. The duo, along with Indiana sensation Freaky Feet Pete, created tremendous buzz and interest when racing two weeks ago in a legendary renewal of the Ben Franklin at Pocono Downs. Adding further intrigue to the sequel is the race will be contested with an overflow field of 12 at the extended distance of one-mile-and-one-eighth. The three charismatic and fan-favorite horses have the potential to give any of the great rivalries in the history of the sport a major run for their money. As the final leg of Pick Four and Pick Three wagers, horseplayers playing the Jackpot race can also use the posted will-pays for those multi-race wagers to help form an opinion and structure their ticket. Free past performances for the entire Meadowlands Pace card will be available beginning Thursday at 4:00 p.m. on the Meadowlands website at http://bit.ly/1fsiDSY. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com and www.meadowlandspace.com. by Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 9, 2016) - Tom Hill's Racing Hill drew post position four and was installed as the 9-5 favorite for the harness racing $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace next Saturday, July 16 during the post position draw held this evening. Racing Hill is trained by Tony Alagna, who won the 2013 Meadowlands Pace with Captaintreacherous, and will be driven by Brett Miller. By virtue of being the top seasonal money-earner in the field, Racing Hill elected to take a bye to the final. Earlier on Saturday, Control The Moment ($4.00), driven for the first time by Brian Sears, stormed home with a 26.2 final quarter to win the lone Meadowlands Pace elimination by a length in a lifetime-best 1:49.2. Lyons Snyder finished second with JK Will Power third. Check Six was fourth. "He is a really nice horse and did everything that I asked him to do tonight," said Sears, who won the 2005 Meadowlands Pace with Rocknroll Hanover. "The opportunity knocked to be able to drive this horse and I was really looking forward to it. I know he races well from off the pace and everything worked out well." Control The Moment By winning the elimination, Control The Moment earned the right to draw for post positions one through six and will start from post three. He was made the 5-2 second choice on Dave Little's morning line. The complete field for the Meadowlands Pace is as follows: 1. Another Daily Copy - Trace Tetrick - Nick Devita 30/1 2. Good Living - T.B.A. - Tom Cancelliere 30/1 3. Control The Moment - Brian Sears - Brad Maxwell 5/2 4. Racing Hill - Brett Miller - Tony Alagna 9/5 5. Lyons Snyder - David Miller - Mark Silva 9/2 6. Boston Red Rocks - Tim Tetrick - Steve Elliott 6/1 7. Manhattan Beach - Joe Bongiorno - Ron Burke 20/1 8. JK Will Power - Yannick Gingras - Ron Burke 8/1 9. Check Six - Matt Kakaley - Ron Burke 15/1 10. Talk Show - Scott Zeron - Steve Elliott 25/1 Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 7, 2016) - Few trainers have dominated the Hambletonian Oaks like Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter. The 55-year-old has won the filly classic five times including the past two editions with Wild Honey and Lifetime Pursuit. Takter will have a contender in both divisions of the $56,486 Reynolds on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, which also features a pair of $250,000 Graduate Series Finals for four-year-olds and a single Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace elimination. Takter's Breeders Crown champion All The Time is the 7/5 morning line favorite in the first Reynolds division which goes as race two on the program. The daughter of Muscle Hill defeated aged horses last week in a conditioned race in a lifetime-best 1:52.3 over a sloppy track. It was a major bounce back effort after a defeat as the 1/5 favorite in the New Jersey Sire Stakes Final in early June. "That was really something weird that happened in the Sire Stakes when she was off in her right hind leg," explained Takter. "She basically raced on three legs that night and still finished second. But she has since come back very well and I think is a big contender on Saturday night and in the Oaks." Takter added that she compares very favorably to his two most recent Oaks winners. As accomplished as All The Time is, Takter's other Reynolds starter is a virtual unknown. Unica Steed makes just her second North American start after compiling a perfect three-for-three record racing in Italy for top French trainer Fabrice Souloy. Unica Steed is by 1998 Hambletonian winner Muscles Yankee and the first foal out of the $1.6 million earning mare Premiere Steed, who set a world record on a five-eighths mile track of 1:52 when winning a race in Finland in 2009. "She is a beautiful looking filly and I like her a lot," said Takter. "I got her about six or seven weeks ago and she was really good in her second qualifier with Yannick driving. I thought she was handled too carefully last week in her first race at the Meadowlands. Time will tell how well she fits because it's hard to tell off of her two-minute wins in Italy, but she shows ability." Unica Steed is a homebred owned by Ecurie Ab Trot. Takter explained that the filly really had nowhere to race in Italy and the owners decided to send her to North America to compete. After the Reynolds, she is also eligible to next weekend's Del Miller Memorial ahead of the Hambletonian Oaks on August 6. Saturday's Graduate Pace features a highly-anticipated matchup between Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and Indiana sensation Freaky Feet Pete who headline the full field of ten. "Having these two superstars compete in the Graduate Final is exactly the reason I think it is so important to keep our stars racing on the track," said Meadowlands chairman Jeffrey Gural. "Obviously, Wiggle It Jiggleit is a gelding, but both he and Freaky Feet Pete built tremendous fan followings last season and it would have been a major loss for the fans and our sport if they were retired. Now we are treated to matchups like this one and hopefully another showdown with Always B Miki next week in the Haughton." Post time for Saturday's 13-race card is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. by Justin Horowitz, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 5, 2016) - The Meadowlands late Jackpot Super High Five carryover has been frozen at $267,769 until a mandatory payout of the pool on July 16, Meadowlands Pace Night. This will produce an extraordinary wagering opportunity for horseplayers on one of the track's biggest nights. The card features seven stakes finals with purses totaling more than $2.5 million. The combination of the jackpot carryover and the wager's low takeout rate of 15 percent swings the advantage to the player, a very rare occurrence in pari-mutuel horse racing wagering. Here is how the advantage works. If the wager's final pool is $1 million, the player will have an edge of 21 percent. In other words, the amount of the carryover will exceed the amount of money taken out from the new money wagered, thus creating a negative takeout scenario. A final pool of $1.5 million yields an advantage to the player of 11 percent. Incredibly, the mathematics of this wager indicate there will still be negative takeout if the final pool is under $2 million. This is truly a rare and possibly sizable advantage to the horseplayer. The mandatory payout race is scheduled as Race 12 - one race after the $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Final. The Pace and the mandatory payout race will be featured during a one-hour live broadcast on TVG Network from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. eastern time. The broadcast will also be carried on MSG Plus and Fox Sports Southeast. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com and www.meadowlandspace.com. by Justin Horowitz, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (June 28, 2016) - The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce a horseplayer's dream with the mandatory payout of the last race Jackpot Super High Five on Meadowlands Pace night, Saturday, July 16. The current jackpot stands at $267,769. The harness racing wager will not be offered until the mandatory payout night to ensure it is not hit before then. "We think the opportunity for horseplayers to wager into possibly a negative takeout pool that we expect to be well into the seven-figure range makes Meadowlands Pace night an even bigger 'must-see' night of racing and wagering," said Meadowlands GM/COO Jason M. Settlemoir. "With the success Mohawk had with the mandatory payout of their Jackpot Super High Five on North America Cup night, we believe the wagering public will tune in and wager accordingly." A separate Jackpot Super High Five is offered on the track's fifth race each night. That jackpot has been hit four times since the meet began in November. The fifth race wager will continue to be offered with a jackpot amount of $21,976 heading into the next night of live racing on Friday, July 1. The early Jackpot Super High Five requires a horseplayer to predict the first five finishers in order. It carries a 20¢ base wager. The jackpot amount only pays out if there is one single winner. Otherwise, 75 percent of the net pool is paid out to consolation winners while the remaining 25 percent is added to the jackpot. Meadowlands Pace Night features total stakes purses of more than $2.5 million. In addition to The Pace, the card also includes the Hambletonian Maturity, Stanley Dancer Memorial, Golden Girls, Del Miller Memorial, Mistletoe Shalee, and the William Haughton Free-For-All Pace that could feature a rematch between Always B Miki, Wiggle It Jiggleit, and Freaky Feet Pete. For more information, visit www.meadowlandspace.com. Other Wagering Updates The Meadowlands will present an early post time of 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. With the earlier-than-normal post time, the track's Pick Five guarantee will not be offered on the sequence which covers Races 1 - 5. In addition, the Late Pick Four wager's guarantee will be $40,000. The Late Pick Four covers Races 7 - 10. The Early Pick Four (Races 3 - 6) will continue to offer a $25,000 guaranteed pool. These changes will only be in effect on Saturday, July 2. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

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