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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (November 9, 2016) - Meadowlands TV personalities Justin Horowitz and Jenn Bongiorno will launch a weekly Facebook Live broadcast beginning Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. on the Meadowlands Facebook page. Horowitz and Bongiorno will offer analysis and selections for the upcoming weekend's harness racing at the Meadowlands. The "JHo-JBo Show" will be designed to be an interactive broadcast that will provide seasoned handicappers with a preview of the weekend's races while also giving newer fans a chance to ask questions and share their own opinions. The debut episode will focus on Saturday's $1.2 million TVG Finals headlined by the career finale of world-record holder Always B Miki and 3YO Breeders Crown winner Bar Hopping taking on aged rivals including Resolve. To watch the "JHo-JBo Show" log on to the Meadowlands Facebook page. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (October 26, 2016) - In light of Saturday's huge Breeders Crown card that is expected to end well after 11:00 p.m. the Meadowlands Racetrack has decided to postpone the fireworks show that was scheduled for Saturday to a date next spring. The date is to be determined, but will be part of a special fan appreciation night that will include an earlier-than-normal post time and food & beverage specials. "We want people to be able to enjoy the fireworks and by moving them to a spring evening when the weather is nicer, our fans can watch the fireworks from our beautiful rooftop terrace that has amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and our racetrack," said Meadowlands Chairman Jeffrey Gural. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (October 25, 2016) - The Meadowlands is pleased to announce its wagering format for the two-night harness racing Breeders Crown presented by Mullinax Ford on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Friday - Post Time 7:15 p.m. $30,000 Guaranteed Pool 50¢ Pick Five (Races 1 - 5) $75,000 Guaranteed Pool All-Breeders Crown 50¢ Pick Four (Races 6 - 9) $25,000 Guaranteed Pool 50¢ Late Pick Four (Races 10 - 13) 10¢ superfectas offered on all races except Races 1, 6, and 10 Daily Double on first two and last two races $1 Pick Three on all races that do not begin a Pick Four or Pick Five 10¢ Jackpot Super High Five on Races 5 and 13 The Breeders Crown Open Pace featuring the highly anticipated matchup between Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit is carded as Race Seven with a post time of 9:35 p.m. It will be part of a one-hour live broadcast on SNY with the Breeders Crown Mare Trot from 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday - Post Time 6:35 p.m. $30,000 Guaranteed Pool 50¢ Pick Five (Races 1 - 5) $50,000 Guaranteed Pool All-Breeders Crown 50¢ Pick Four (Races 4 - 7) $75,000 Guaranteed Pool All-Breeders Crown 50¢ Pick Four (Races 8 - 11) 10¢ superfectas offered on all races except Race 1 Daily Double on first two and last two races $1 Pick Three on all races that do not begin a Pick Four or Pick Five 10¢ Jackpot Super High Five on Races 5 and 13 The first Pick Four includes the four Breeders Crown Finals for two-year-olds. The second Pick Four covers the four Finals for three-year-olds. Race Seven, the Breeders Crown 2YO Colt Pace, and Race Eight, the Breeders Crown 3YO Colt Trot featuring Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder, will be part of a one-hour live broadcast on SNY from 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. All Pick Four and Pick Five wagers carry a 15-percent takeout rate. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (October 13, 2016) - Harness racing's year-end championship event, the Breeders Crown, will be broadcast to a live television audience on SNY in a pair of one-hour broadcasts on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. The broadcasts are scheduled to air from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night. SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse For a complete list of channel listings, visit https://www.sny.tv/info/new-york-channel. The Breeders Crown is the sport's definitive championship event featuring 12 races with total prize money of $5.8 million. This year's Crown will be hosted by the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ, which last hosted all 12 races in 2014, and has hosted a record 91 Breeders Crown races since the event's inception in 1984. "There is no greater venue in the sport to showcase the championship event than the Meadowlands with our gorgeous facility and proximity to New York City," said Meadowlands chairman Jeffrey Gural. "We are grateful to our partners at SNY for helping us bring our great sport to the masses and hopeful that New Jersey viewers will support us on Election Day by voting yes to Question 1." The races that will be shown on the live broadcasts are still to be determined based on which present the best storylines and most intriguing matchups. Friday's Breeders Crown card features the four races for older horses while the Saturday card showcases the eight races for two-year-olds and three-year-olds. "Live television coverage of harness racing's premier events has always been a top priority of the Hambletonian Society," said Tom Charters, president of the organization which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series and the Hambletonian. "The Breeders Crown was broadcast on ESPN for 16 years and we've made every effort to keep the championship races on TV, with the great support of our host track partner, The Meadowlands." The broadcasts will be produced by the Meadowlands Racetrack's award-winning television department led by Oz Colon and Marjorie Roman. Justin Horowitz will serve as the host of the broadcasts with commentary provided by Meadowlands personalities Sam McKee, Ken Warkentin, Bob "Hollywood" Heyden, and Jenn Bongiorno. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz About SNY SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and all things New York sports. SNY features unparalleled, exclusive access to the New York Mets with more than 125 live telecasts each season as well as other Emmy Award winning Mets entertainment programming. As the official TV home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. SNY is also the official TV home of the UConn Huskies Men's and Women's basketball programs, televising over 450 hours of UConn programming annually, including more than 20 live games. As New York's leader in local sports TV coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area's professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs - broadcast in state-of-the-art HD - from SNY's street-level studio in the heart of Manhattan. SNY's programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse. For additional details on the network, visit www.sny.tv.       ###       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 (October 12, 2016) - Post times for the Breeders Crown, harness racing's year-end championship event featuring 12 races with total purses of $5.8 million, have been announced by host track the Meadowlands. Racing on Friday, October 28 will begin at 7:15 p.m. and feature the four Breeders Crown races for older horses. The Saturday, October 29 card will begin at 6:35 p.m. and feature eight Breeders Crown finals for two-year-olds and three-year-olds. Eliminations for all Breeders Crown events will be held one week prior to the finals on October 21 - 22 and serve as the highlights of opening weekend of the Meadowlands Fall/Winter meet. Post time for both nights on opening weekend will be at the usual time of 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (October 1, 2016) - Gwyn Houston of Fallston, Maryland topped a field of 129 entries to win the Meadowlands National Handicapping Championship qualifier on Saturday, October 1 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Houston jumped from fifth place to the lead on the final race of the contest, the 13th at Gulfstream Park. Houston wagered $1,000 to win on the race winner Bella Vincenza, who paid $5.60. Houston's final contest total of $3,113.60 was $870.60 more than runner-up Anthony Altomonte of New Jersey. Pat Nufrio of Bellvelle, NJ finished third with a total of $1,558.80. All three receive spots to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in January 2017 in Las Vegas. Houston also received $10,320 in prize money for his win. Altomonte got $5,160 for his second place finish and Nufrio won $2,580. The contest featured a $400 buy-in with half the entry fee going towards the prize pool and the other $200 to be used to make at least 10 wagers of at least $20 on the three contest tracks - Belmont, Gulfstream, and Churchill. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

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

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