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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 18, 2017) - Business at the Meadowlands is off to a strong start through the first four harness racing cards of 2017 with per race handle averaging a robust $221,793 or less than 1 percent ahead of last year's pace at this time. The first two Friday night cards of 2017 have produced total handle in excess of $3 million while average nightly handle is $2.88 million. As usual, horseplayers have found the winter cards at the Meadowlands to be a challenge with betting favorites winning at just 28 percent. New faces in the driver's room have helped create a new kind of exciting racing. Youngsters such as Drew Monti and Joe Bongiorno have earned the wagering public's attention while veterans Brett Miller, Corey Callahan, and Jim Marohn, Jr. continue to be a factor on a nightly basis. "While some of the usual Meadowlands faces are not here this winter, this new, fresh set of drivers has helped create a new kind of excitement every night," said Meadowlands COO/GM Jason Settlemoir. "The younger guys are so hungry to prove themselves and I think it has been a lot of fun to see them get better each weekend." The multi-race wagers have offered some of the largest payoffs in all of harness racing. The Late Pick Four, covering Races 7 - 10, has averaged a pool size of $82,749 with an average return of $8,162 including a massive $30,318 on January 6. The average pool in the Early Pick Four (Races 3 - 6) is $62,945 with an average 50-cent payoff of just under $2,000 led by a season-high $7,781 on January 7. Meanwhile, the Pick Five (Races 1 - 5) is averaging a pool size of $60,778 with an average payoff of $1,361 with a high of $3,300 on January 7. Both Pick Fours and the Pick Five are 50-cent base wagers with a low 15 percent takeout rate. Live racing returns to the Meadowlands Friday and Saturday with 13-race programs. Post time is 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit The Meadowlands begins its three night a week racing card on Thursday January 26, 2016. The new condition sheet for Thursday, Friday and Saturday is now available. Horsemen are urged to review and support the Meadowlands. New classes have been added for the three night racing card. Multiple DASH FOR THE G NOTES series have been written. The race office will draw Monday, January 23rd for Thursday, January 26th be sure to get your entries in by 9:00am. Click here to view the condition sheet   Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 17, 2017) - Meadowlands Racetrack, the world's premier harness racing track located in East Rutherford, NJ, and SNY, the official home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports, have struck a deal to broadcast seven live nights of racing. "Meadowlands Harness Live" will air from 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. for seven consecutive Thursdays from January 26 - March 9. The programs will be broadcast in high definition and produced by the award-winning Meadowlands Television Department. SNY already broadcasts the Meadowlands nightly recap show. Three live Meadowlands races are scheduled to be shown during each broadcast. "This is a tremendous deal that will showcase our racing product to a national audience on a major mainstream sports network," said Meadowlands COO/GM Jason M. Settlemoir. "This has the potential to drive incremental wagering handle and help to strengthen the already powerful Meadowlands brand. We have to thank our partners at the United States Trotting Association and their Television Fund for their sponsorship and support of these broadcasts." The pot will be sweetened for fans watching the broadcasts as TVG, the nation's largest advanced deposit wagering operator, will offer a special sign-up bonus for new customers and a money-back special for existing customers. More details will be provided in advance of the broadcasts. "Meadowlands Harness Live" will be hosted by award-winning horse racing broadcaster Justin Horowitz. Other Meadowlands television commentators including Harness Racing Hall of Famers Sam McKee and Bob "Hollywood" Heyden, as well as Ken Warkentin and Jennifer Bongiorno will be part of the broadcasts. Leading trainers Tony Alagna, Ron Burke, and other top horsemen are also scheduled to appear. For more information, visit Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 14, 2017) - Jim Marohn, Jr. and Brett Miller stole the show on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, but when the 13-race harness racing program concluded, the final tally read Marohn - 5 and Miller - 4. "These are the types of nights you dream about having when you race at the Meadowlands," said Marohn, who won four races in one night at the Big M last September. "It looked like I had some horses in good spots tonight and it was very satisfying that they raced up to their abilities. It always helps to have some good horsepower." Marohn's five wins were highlighted by an upset win by The Rock in the $15,000 featured pace. The Rock paid $19.80 to win and was the only double-digit win payout of the night. In the feature, Parnu Hanover took over from Elrama after a 27.1 first quarter and continued to front the field through three quarters in 1:23.2 as he looked to win his second straight with Marcus Miller. As the field straightened into the stretch, Marohn tipped The Rock four-wide and won by a length despite drifting slightly. The Rock is owned by Travis Henry and trained by Andrew Harris, but is consigned to Monday's Tattersalls Mixed Sale as hip 224 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Meadowlands back paddock. "He raced giant tonight," explained Marohn, who won three of his five races on Saturday for trainer Patti Harmon. "He exploded when I pulled him off a helmet. Andrew told me he was coming into this race sharp so I drove him with confidence." Total handle on the 13-race card was $2,802,711 which was nearly flat compared to last year's comparable card that included 14 races. The Pick Five that included $10,000 in seed money from the Meadowlands returned $178.70 and attracted a total pool of $77,301. Matt Zlotkowski won Saturday's World Harness Handicapping Contest qualifying tournament at the Meadowlands. He turned his $100 bankroll into $630 to top the field and earn a spot into April's $50,000 Final. Live racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 13, 2017) - Harness racing's royally-bred Muscle Diamond justified his heavy favoritism to win the $18,000 trotting feature by two lengths on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The entire complexion of the race changed before it began when morning line favorite Crosbys Clam Bake was scratched sick. That left Muscle Diamond to inherit the favorite's role at 3-5 after futilely chasing Crosbys Clam Bake last week. John Campbell put the 5-year-old son of Muscle Hill - Windylane Hanover, by Lindy Lane on the front end through easy fractions of 29.1 and 57 for the first half before hitting three-quarters in 1:26 and kicking home in 28.3 to complete the mile in 1:54.3. Opulent Yankee chased all the way to be second with Anaffairtoremember rounding out the trifecta. "He was good enough tonight, but not as strong finishing as I had hoped he would be," said Campbell. Muscle Diamond finished second in the Breeders Crown at two and third in the Breeders Crown at three before being sidelined for 13 months. "He has matured physically and has filled out," said Campbell. "He is taller and stronger. He was always good mentally when he was 2 and 3. He's being raced this winter so Brett can get a gauge on where to stake him this summer." Brett Bittle trains Muscle Diamond and shares ownership of the eight-time winner of $634,199 with Charles Keller III, Charles Keller IV, and Dan Bittle. For the second Friday in a row, Meadowlands newcomer Drew Monti scored a driving triple including $65.20 winner It's Chocolate Time in race 12. Total handle on the 13-race program was $3,070,537, up one percent over the corresponding date last year when 14 races were conducted. Marcello Spano and Nicolas Roussel each scored their first Meadowlands driving wins. Live racing continues Saturday night with a 13-race program beginning at 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 11, 2017) - Despite a winter storm that dumped nearly four inches of snow on the racetrack and upwards of eight inches in other parts of New Jersey that are home to many of the state's racehorses, the Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to have raced its entire 13-race harness racing card this past Saturday night as scheduled. This came as other racetracks in the region called off their racing programs. "We never considered cancelling our card and that is a huge testament to our entire staff here at the Meadowlands," said Jason Settlemoir, GM and COO of the Meadowlands Racetrack. "I also want to send a sincere thank you to all of the horsemen that braved the conditions to bring their horses to race. These men and women truly are dedicated to their horses and to our sport and we appreciate their support." The winter storm did create some treacherous travel conditions leading up to the races, which prevented several Meadowlands drivers from arriving as scheduled. This created an abnormally large number of late driver changes. In response to the wagering public, the Meadowlands, in conjunction with its racing commission-employed judges, has put new internal controls in place. These controls will ensure, among other things, that no race that begins a multi-leg wager (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5) will go out to post parade until all changes within the sequence races have been announced to the public. "We realize we made an error on Saturday night in an effort to get the races started and for that we sincerely apologize to the wagering public," said Settlemoir. "We know how much time and energy is put into handicapping and we want to assure our fans that we will place their interests at the top of our list of concerns every night." With another weekend of racing complete with full fields and challenging races on tap, the Meadowlands is offering its customers a special deal on Saturday, January 14. The track is taking the commission it received from this past Saturday's Pick Five wager plus another $7,500 to create $10,000 in "seed" money that will be added to January 14's Pick Five pool. This will essentially lower the wager's takeout rate by creating a carryover-like scenario. These scenarios provide further financial incentive for handicappers to play into the wager. The Pick Five covers the first five races on the card and carries a low 15-percent takeout. The average pool was more than $57,000 last weekend. For more information, please visit Justin Horowitz

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 7, 2017) - Although accomplished in completely different fashions, Saturday's co-featured pacing events at the Meadowlands both ended with harness racing driver Marcus Miller in the winner's circle. Miller, recently named the sport's Rising Star Award winner, put heavily favored Parnu Hanover on the front end past a 27.2 opening quarter and blazed to a 1:50.3 victory in the $13,000 conditioned pace. The time was even more impressive on a cold and snowy night in New Jersey that had the track rated with a -2 track variant. Parnu Hanover won by a length over Sassy Hanover with Mister Truth rounding out the trifecta. "It worked out exactly as I wanted it to," said Miller. "I wanted to move to the front sometime before the half and make them catch me. He went the mile I hoped he would." Parnu Hanover is trained by Erv Miller and shared in ownership by the Erv Miller Stable, Alva Miller, and Sara Miller. His ninth career win moves his lifetime earnings past $100,000. Two races earlier, a wild stretch drive saw 24-1 outsider Preparty slip up the pylons to upset a field of conditioned pacers for Jim Marohn, Jr. However, the judges ruled that Preparty gained an unfair advantage by going inside a pylon and disqualified him. That moved Moonwriter, driven by Miller, into the win spot at 11-1. Millionaire Alexie Mattosie was intent on the lead with Drew Monti and parked out Ontario Success through a half mile in 55.1. At the top of stretch, Pansformative swung three-wide around a tiring Ontario Success. Moonwriter followed that move with Ashley's Husband gearing up with his patented stretch drive. Preparty stayed inside and just got up under the wire first in 1:52.1 before being placed ninth. Moonwriter is trained by Andrew Harris and co-owned by Harris and Michael Gallicchio of Beachwood, NJ. Jackpot Super High Five hit again For the first time in 2017, the 20-cent Jackpot Super High Five was hit in the fifth race for $7,236.80. Stratocaster, at 30-1, stormed to the lead just before the wire to win followed by 3-2 favorite K-Lees Shakenbake, 8-1 Dreamlands Art. 35-1 Sky Is The Limit was fourth and 9-2 Barimah was fifth to round out the single winning ticket. Stratocaster was one of two huge longshot winners driven by Marohn, who finished the night with a hat trick. He came back to win the 11th with 55-1 Baggage Claim for trainer Patti Harmon to become the second $100-plus winner of the weekend after Abbijade Hanover won Friday at 54-1. Greg Merton, Vinnie Ginsburg, and Bill Mann also posted driving doubles. Total handle for the 13-race card was $2,348,381. Live racing resumes next Friday. For more information, please visit Justin Horowitz Media Relations Manager Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 6, 2017) - The public pumped $3,311,264 through the wagering windows on the 13-race harness racing card at the Meadowlands on Friday night. The total represents a nearly 15-percent increase over the corresponding date last year, which featured 14 races. On the track, despite back-to-back wins as the favorite since returning to the Meadowlands, Crosbys Clam Bake was overshadowed in the wagering as stakes-winner Muscle Diamond was sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the $18,000 trotting feature. Crosbys Clam Bake would not be denied as the seven-year-old son of Kadabra held off the late charge of the public's choice to win in gate-to-wire fashion for his third straight victory. B Yoyo rallied to grab third. Jim Marohn, Jr. put Crosbys Clam Bake on the lead through an opening quarter of 27.2. He continued his march on top through a half mile in 55.4 and three-quarters in 1:25. Opulent Yankee loomed first over while giving Muscle Diamond and John Campbell a perfect second-over tow. Muscle Diamond kicked off his cover at the top of the stretch, but could not get to Crosbys Clam Bake in 1:53.3. Andy Federico, Jr. trains Crosbys Clam Bake for owners Randy Bendis, Jack Piatt, and Tom Pollack. "He's remarkable and has been so sharp all year," said Marohn. "He's just as good this January as he was this time last year. Andy does a great job with him and believe me, he's not as easy horse to manage. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to drive him." Crosbys Clam Bake earned his 32nd career win and increased his lifetime bankroll to $465,336. Crosbys Clam Bake Corey Callahan scored a grand slam including wins in the final three races of the night. Joe Bongiorno and Drew Monti each posted driving triples. Ron Burke won with all three of his starters. Live racing continues Saturday night with a 13-race program beginning at 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit MONTI HAT TRICK HELPS TRIGGER GIANT PICK FOUR PAYOFF AT THE MEADOWLANDS The Meadowlands late pick four wager returned a whopping $30,318.05 to three lucky horseplayers on Friday night thanks to a series of long shot winners. The total pool was $107,018. 22-year-old Big M newcomer Drew Monti was responsible for three of the four winners in the sequence including $110 upsetter Abbijade Hanover for leading trainer Ron Burke in the opening leg. That was followed by $23 winner Windsong Illusion, driven by leading driver Brett Miller. Monti won the next two races with $27 winner Fanticipation and closed out the sequence with $11 winner Joyful Game. Monti is racing at the Meadowlands for just the third week after earning leading driver honors at the recently concluded Batavia Downs meet. It is his first Meadowlands driving triple. He entered tonight with just one career win at the Big M. For more information, please visit Justin Horowitz

A 95-1 shocker in the fifth race proved too difficult to conquer for the harness racing handicappers leading to a $25,874.24 carryover in the Pick Five heading into next Thursday’s program. This is the first Pick Five carryover at the Meadowlands since March 25, 2016. On that night, a carryover of more than $31,000 helped create a total pool of $151,096. The Pick Five covers the first five races on the program. First race post time is 7:15 p.m. Mister Truth, driven by Jim Marohn, Jr. from post 10, just got up in the final strides to win a photo finish and trigger the massive payoffs. Mister Truth returned $198.40 for a $2 win wager, and 49-1 outsider Dancin Hill finished second to combine for a $2 exacta worth $2,768.20. While the Pick Five was too tough to figure, one lucky handicapper who wagered through Western OTB in New York was able to take down the Jackpot Super High Five, good for a $9,674.96 return for a 20-cent wager. The winning combination was 95-1 Mister Truth, 49-1 Dancin Hill, 4-1 Starlite Kid, 23-1 Something For Doc, and 28-1 Rockaholic. Blatantly Best, the prohibitive 3-5 favorite, checked in eighth. This is the fourth time in the last five weeks that one of two Jackpot Super High Five wagers was hit at the Meadowlands. For more information, visit by Justin Horowitz, Meadowlands racing media

Leading Midwestern-based driver, Tyler Smith, is expected to move east to the Meadowlands beginning Thursday, December 15. The 23-year-old became the youngest driver in the history of harness racing to reach the 2,000 win plateau, which he achieved this past April. "I am definitely planning to come out there starting this week and stay clear through December," explained Smith, who also is the youngest driver to reach 1,000 career wins. "I want to see how things are going and then decide if I will stay into January and beyond." Smith has previously raced at the Meadowlands on a handful of occasions. He made his Meadowlands Pace debut and Breeders Crown debut in 2014 with the Joe Seekman-trained Let's Drink On It. He had a night to remember at the Big M on June 28, 2014 when he won five races on one card. Overall, he has won eight races in 55 drives at the Meadowlands. Smith will be one of several young up-and-coming drivers who will have greater opportunities this winter at the Meadowlands. He is scheduled to drive in 10 of Thursday's 11 races for professionals. There will be no shortage of hungry newcomers hoping to pick up valuable mounts. Meadowlands regulars Joe Bongiorno, Jim Marohn, Jr., and Vinny Ginsburg figure to slug it out with veterans John Campbell, Andy Miller, and Corey Callahan for leading driver honors during the winter months, where deep, competitive fields figure to be the norm. The Meadowlands will race the remaining Thursdays in December with the regular 7:15 p.m. post time. Thursdays will also be added to the regular Friday and Saturday schedule beginning January 26 and continuing through March 9. Guaranteed Pools Update The usual guaranteed pools in the Meadowlands Pick Five and Early and Late Pick Four wagers will be suspended on Thursday, December 15 and Thursday, December 22 as well as Saturday, December 31. For more information, please visit Justin Horowitz

Building on the success of previous versions of the harness racing promotion, the Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce the return of its wildly popular "Own A Horse" promotion. Fans may register on the Meadowlands website. The sign up period runs through December 31. 10 contestants will be randomly selected during live racing on December 31 and assigned a horse that will be racing at the Meadowlands during January. Each contestant will win up to 10 percent of the horse's earnings during the month without any of the expenses. Contestants will also have the opportunity to meet their horse in the paddock before it races and get their photo taken in the winner's circle should they be lucky enough to see their horse win a race. The earlier rounds of the "Own A Horse" promotion have paid out more than $5,000 to new "owners" with at least one contest participant turning into an actual horse owner. "We all know how badly our sport needs new owners to experience the thrills of racehorse ownership while also giving breeders more potential customers for their yearlings," said Meadowlands Chairman Jeffrey Gural. "This promotion has already given 60 people an insider's look at being a horse owner while helping to expose our beautiful facility and wonderful sport to dozens of potential new fans." For more information and complete contest rules, visit Justin Horowitz

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 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 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 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       ###       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 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 Justin Horowitz

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