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A limited number of outdoor tables located on the promenade deck are available for Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 4. The tables are $300 and include admission, program and seating for 4. Those interested in purchasing a table should call Max Segal at 201-460-4050 or email NMR_Exec@playmeadowlands.com This Saturday gates open 10 am with first race at 12 noon. For all things Hambletonian, visit www.playmeadowlands.com and www.hambletonian.org. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

The entries, post positions and harness racing morning line odds will be revealed for the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands during a live post position draw on Tuesday, July 31 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page and YouTube channel. Fans should be sure to "Like" the Facebook page or "subscribe" to the YouTube channel in order to view the stream. Marc Malusis, co-host of the "Taz and the Moose" CBS Sports Radio morning show will serve as the co-host and celebrity drawmaster. Rick Zeron, trainer of the 3 year old filly trotter Atlanta who is taking on the boys in the $1 Million Hambletonian, will be a guest on the broadcast. The $1 Million Hambletonian will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, 4-5:30 pm on Saturday, August 4. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com or www.hambletonian.com. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

Join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday July 28th for their fifth annual Seafood Fest beginning at 5pm. Pink, the tiered dining room with perfect views of the live harness racing action, will feature a special $39.95 seafood buffet highlighted by Executive Chef Dennis Sammarone's spicy shrimp lo mein, Maryland Blue Crab Pasta, Canadian wild caught Salmon and steamed Long Island clams and mussels. The buffet will also include NY Shell Steak and grilled chicken for those turf lovers. For an additional $20 seafood fans can order a 1 ¼ lb freshly steamed Maine lobster. Reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a table call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). Fans looking for more casual dining can enjoy fresh seafood in The Backyard. Seafood lovers can indulge in a raw bar complete with clams and oysters, as well as a variety of food trucks including All Surf & No Turf, 2 Guys Catering, Empanada Guy, Carnival Concessions, Kimchi Smoke, Angry Archie's, Bes'Dam Soup, Caribbean Soup LLC, Mobile Mardi Gras, The Mozzarella God. House of Cup Cakes and Clyde's Homemade Italian Ice & Ice Cream will also be onsite to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings! Each truck will offer different seafood dishes with plenty of options to choose from including lobster rolls, shrimp tacos, crab cakes, fried clams and more. While indulging in great seafood guests can watch live harness racing starting at 7:15pm. Plus on the racetrack watch and wager on the eliminations for $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. Guests can enter the Shrimp Peel & Eat Competition to have the chance to win the $500 Grand Prize. Ten lucky contestants will have 2 minutes to peel and eat as many cooked shrimp as they can. The winner receives $500 with $250 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd. For more information please visit PlayMeadowlands.com by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - On Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21 Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will kick off live racing with a special 8:00 pm post time. It is also Corntastic weekend at the track with over $1,000 in prize money up for grabs. Fans can enter the corn carrying, husking and eating competitions while snacking on delicious, freshly roasted Jersey corn. The Meadowlands remains at its usual 7:15 pm post on July 27, July 28 & August 3. A post time of 12 noon is scheduled for Hambletonian Day on Saturday, August 4. Racing, dining and promotion information can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14th, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and bragging rights. The BBQ categories were for best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of five judges conducted a blind tasting for each tasting round. Each entry was judged on Taste (1-15 Points), Tenderness (1-10 Points) and Appearance (1-5 Points). Doreen Rinaldo, known as Dr. Dor's BBQ, defended her 2017 title and took home the $500 prize for her ribs. Rinaldo has created her own line of BBQ dry rubs which are available for purchase at DrDorsBBQ.com. Kimchi Smoke's Robert Austin took home the $500 top prize for his outstanding brisket. First time competitor, Matt Worgul of Gentle Giant Brewing Company, won for the best chicken category earning $500. Carlito's Trailer, serving great central Texas style BBQ, took home the $500 top prize for their pulled pork. Three big weekends remain in the Meadowlands Racetrack's Championship Meet. This Friday and Saturday is Corntastic Weekend with $1,200 in prize money up for grabs. There is also a special 8 pm post time for both nights. Saturday, July 28 is the 5th annual Seafood Festival along with eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks. The meet wraps up on Saturday, August 4 with Hambletonian Day. Details for all events and promotions can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - On Saturday, July 7th live harness racing will commence with a special 6:35 pm post time. Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night with $1 hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and soda & $2 draft beer from 6:30 - 11pm. It is also the 1st annual Wiener Dog Derby. The qualifying wiener heats take please in between the live horse racing action with the Wiener Dog Derby Final taking place on the track at 10:15pm. Admission and parking are free! The Wiener Dog race timeline can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/event_detail.aspx?id=17168 Following live harness racing, an enthralling fireworks display will take place to honor Independence Day. The best place to be will be atop Victory Terrace Rooftop Bar. With great views of the racing action, city skyline and fireworks, guests are in for an amazing show that will begin 10 minutes after the last race at approximately 11:10pm. Victory Terrace has a full service bar and a rooftop grill. There are four other special post times scheduled for the Championship Meet. Next Saturday, July 14 is the night of the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace and features a 6:35pm post. The following weekend July 20 & 21, post time is 8pm. A post time of 12 noon is scheduled for Hambletonian Day on Saturday, August 4. The Meadowlands remains at its usual 7:15pm post on July 13, July 27, July 28 & August 3. y Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands  

The Hambletonian Future Wager closed on June 24 with a total of $6,991.00 bet in the pool of 15 interests. Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and when the future wager pool opens next on July 20 and can be found in betting systems as Race 2: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 2 CODE MZH. Betting opens at noon [EDT] and closes on July 22 at 10:00 pm (EDT). The results of the recent Earl Beal eliminations at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono featured a bit of a surprise as both freshman divisional champs north and south of the border - O'Brien winner Alarm Detector and Dan Patch winner Fourth Dimension broke stride and did not make the $500,000 Final this Saturday. The undefeated filly Manchego won her elimination and can be bet as "The Field" in the Future Wager. A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers led by Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin, whose Road to the Hambletonian annually tracks the leading candidates to the race, has selected a group of 14 trotters out of the 235 colts, fillies and geldings that remain eligible to start in the Hambletonian after the final February 15 payment. Though fillies have their own division in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, several have started in the $1 million event for males in recent years, most recently world champion Mission Brief, who was second to Pinkman in 2015. The connections of two fillies, Manchego and Atlanta, have not ruled out the richer division yet. The horses in each of the pools are listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field will consist of the remaining horses eligible to the 93rd edition of America's Trotting Classic, including all fillies eligible to the Oaks. There are no supplements permitted to the Hambletonian or Oaks. The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2018 Hambletonian. The final Hambletonian Future Wager pool #3 will open Wednesday, Aug. 1 at noon (EDT) and closes on Hambletonian Eve, Friday, Aug. 3 at 10:00 pm (EDT). Further details available at PlayMeadowlands.com and Hambletonian.com Official Rules below! 2018 Hambletonian Future Wagering - Pool #1 as of 10:00p.m [EDT} Sunday June 24 HD - Horse - Morning Line Odds A description of the wager may be found here. Rules are available here. 1. ALARM DETECTOR 20-1 2. CAPTAIN MORGAN 28-1 3. EVALUATE 22-1 4. FOURTH DIMENSION 7-2 5. MET'S HALL 22-1 6. MOOSONEE 32-1 7. PATENT LEATHER 10-1 8. SAMO DIFFERENT DAY 55-1 9. SHOSHIE DEO 60-1 10. SIX PACK 5-1 11. SOUTHWIND CHROME 28-1 12. TAE KWON DEO 28-1 13. WOLFGANG 5-1 14. YOU KNOW YOU DO 34-1 15. FIELD (ALL OTHER ELIGIBLES) 5/2 (All other horses eligible to Hambletonian and Oaks. Fillies can enter the Open division) by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -On Saturday June 23rd, the wine will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the Summer Wine Festival. Doors open for VIP at 4:30 pm with General Admission at 5:30 pm and wine is poured until 9:30 pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of great wines from around the world, live-harness racing, music and food. 83 wineries are being showcased including vineyards from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Germany, New Jersey, Washington, New Zealand, and of course California. Festival goers will be sampling Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Rosè, Sangrias, Merlot, Cabernet and Moscato. New Jersey will be represented by Heritage Vineyards' rose¨ blend, red blend, and blueberry wine and Tomasello Winery's cranberry, cherry and blueberry fruit wines. Alba Vineyards will also be showcased with five selections including their Chelsea Dry Rose¨, Blueberry, Mainsail White, Estate Chardonnay and Estate Riesling. Rose¨ Piscine, a award winning piscine-style French Rosè specifically made to drink over ice will also be poured at the festival. Another exciting producer appearing at the Summer Wine Festival is FitVine. FitVine's wines go through an extended fermentation process that lowers sugar levels and produces wines under 118 calories per glass. These are wines perfect for those with active, healthy lifestyles. The VIP ticket holders are getting an extraordinary selection of wines that they can exclusively sample. The list includes: Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial, Stags Leap Viognier, Barton & Guiester Chateauneuf Du Pape, Gran Appasso Rosso Passito Red Blend, and Artesa Pinot Noir. There is also a VIP Rose¨ All Day Table featuring Rosè from Amelia, Rosehaven, Fleur De Mer & Prophecy. An up to date winery and wine list is available at https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/2018-meadowlands-racetrack-wine-festival/details . The Summer Wine Fest will be held in the Backyard and on the East Apron and will open to the public at 4:30 pm for VIP admission. The VIP ticket is $75 and includes an additional 1 hour of sampling, exclusive VIP Tent wine samplings, and food. General Admission begins at 5:30 pm and is available in advance for $35 or at the door for $45. Live harness racing kicks off at 7:15 pm. To purchase tickets : https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/2018-meadowlands-racetrack-wine-festival/dates/Jun-23-2018_at_0430PM by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

The 93rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands will feature a bet that takes horseplayers back to the future - a Hambletonian Future wager. Beginning at noon (EDT) on Friday, June 22, wagering will open on the first of three pools for the $1 million Hambletonian race conducted Saturday, August 4 at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ. Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and internationally until Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m. (EDT) when the first Future pool will close. A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers led by Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin, whose Road to the Hambletonian annually tracks the leading candidates to the race, will select a group of 14 trotters out of the 235 colts, fillies and geldings that remain eligible to start in the Hambletonian after the final February 15 payment. Though fillies have their own division in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, several have started in the $1 million event for males in recent years, most recently world champion Mission Brief, who was second to Pinkman in 2015. The connections of two fillies, Manchego and Atlanta, have not ruled out the richer division yet. The horses in each of the pools will be listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field will consist of the remaining horses eligible to the 93rd edition of America's Trotting Classic, including all fillies eligible to the Oaks. There are no supplements permitted to the Hambletonian or Oaks. The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2018 Hambletonian. The second future pool will open Friday, July 20 and close Sunday, July 22. The third and final future wager pool will open Wednesday, August 1, when the entries and elimination heats will be sorted, and close on Friday, August 3, Hambletonian eve. The Hambletonian Future Wager will be set-up in the tote system as one separate event. The event code is MZH and the future wager pools will be placed as follows: * Race 1: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 1 June 22 Opens at noon (EDT) - June 24 Closes at 10:00 pm (EDT) * Race 2: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 2 July 20 Opens at noon (EDT) - July 22 Closes at 10:00 pm (EDT) * Race 3: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 3 Aug. 1 Opens at noon (EDT) - Aug. 3 Closes at 10:00 pm (EDT) Past performance lines for the Hambletonian eligible horses will be available free of charge on the Meadowlands website playmeadowlands.com. All rules and updates can be found there and on www.Hambletonian.com. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -On Saturday June 23rd, the wine will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the Summer Wine Festival. Doors open for VIP at 4:30 pm with General Admission at 5:30 pm and wine is poured until 9:30 pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of great wines from around the world, live-harness racing, music and food. Over 30 wineries are participating including ones from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, New Jersey, California, South Africa and Oregon. Festival goers will be sampling Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Rose, Sangria, Merlot, Cabernet and much more. New Jersey will be represented by Heritage Vineyards showcasing their rosè blend, red blend, and blueberry wine and Tomasello Winery pouring their cranberry, cherry and blueberry fruit wines. New Jersey's Alba Vineyards will also be onsite pouring five selections including their Chelsea Dry Rosè, Blueberry, Mainsail White, Estate Chardonnay and Estate Riesling. Rose Piscine, a award winning piscine-style French Rose specifically made to drink over ice will also be poured at the festival. Another exciting producer appearing at the Summer Wine Festival is FitVine. FitVine's wines go through an extended fermentation process that lowers sugar levels and produces wines under 118 calories per glass. These are wines perfect for those with active, healthy lifestyles. A winery and wine list is available at https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/2018-meadowlands-racetrack-wine-festival/details . The list will be updated as wineries are confirmed. The Summer Wine Fest will be held in the Backyard and on the East Apron and will open to the public at 4:30 pm for VIP admission. The VIP ticket is $75 and includes an additional 1 hour of sampling, exclusive VIP Tent wine samplings, and food. General Admission begins at 5:30 pm and is available in advance for $35 or at the door for $45. Live harness racing kicks off at 7:15 pm. To purchase tickets : https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/2018-meadowlands-racetrack-wine-festival/dates/Jun-23-2018_at_0430PM by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands .

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - June 2018 - On Saturday, June 16th, camels and ostriches will thunder down the stretch at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for the 7th Annual Cameltonian & Ostrich Derby. Admission and parking are free for this event. The much- anticipated camel and ostrich races will take place during the live harness racing. Fans will watch the ostriches when they battle it out after Race 3 with an approximate post time of 8:05 PM and the camels will take their marks after Race 8 with an approximate post time of 9:50 PM. The best seat in the house may be the track's Victory Terrace. The Terrace features great views of the racing action and the NYC skyline along with a DJ, bar and grill. Live harness racing will commence at 7:15 PM, and fans can test their luck in Horseplay. Pick up a free horse and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and entry into the August 3rd car drawing for a 2018 Toyota Corolla. For every horse that makes it into the target car, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will donate $10 to the Bergen County Horse Rescue. Text "NewBigM" to 23819 to receive offers, prizes and event updates about Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. To make reservations or book your private event, call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446) or email catering@playmeadowlands.com<mailto:catering@playmeadowlands.com>. by Rachel Ryan, for The Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - Ten competitors battled it out in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's 3rd Annual Battle of the Burger all vying for the grand prize of $1,500 and bragging rights. Chef Leia Gaccione of South + Pine American Eatery, Morristown, NJ took home the $1,500 prize for her French Onion Dip Burger. The winning certified Blank Angus burger was topped with French onion dip aioli, Gruyere cheese, mushroom ragu with arugula and crispy shallots all on a brioche bun. This was the second win for South + Pine, they took home the $1,500 grand prize in the inaugural Battle of the Burger in 2016. Little Bite of Paradise took home the $1,000 second place prize for the third year in a row with their Ancho Mamma's Burger. The burger featured melted smoked Gouda, lime pickled red onions, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes with chipotle mayo and crispy Ancho avocado on a brioche roll. The $500 third place prize went to Spanky's Gourmet Grub food truck based out of North Jersey. Spanky's winning burger was 50% short rib/brisket/rib-eye blend and 50% bacon with homemade bacon jam, caramelized onions all topped with their signature cheese skirt. The New Maggie's Bar & Grill of Carlstadt, NJ was voted People's Choice Champion and took home a $150. "This was the best Burger Battle yet," said Meadowlands General Manager and COO Jason M. Settlemoir. "We sampled some delicious, creative burgers and we cannot wait until next year's battle!" by Rachel Ryan, for The Meadowlands

The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society are teaming up to present the "Own A Horse - Hambletonian Edition." Registration opens Friday, June 1 and runs through June 30. On Sunday, July 1, twenty-five contestants will be selected and paired with a likely Hambletonian Heat participant. The contestant that is paired with the colt or filly that wins the 2018 Hambletonian Final will win $5,000! Over $4,000 was given away in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's May Own a Horse Contest. Five of the 10 contestants came out to the Meadowlands to watch their horse in person and brought friends and family with them. Montalbano Bi provided the most lucrative payout for one of his "owners" Michele Grusser, who walked away with $692. "This was really fun, I had a great time," said Grusser, of Edgewater, NJ. "I have told a lot of people about this wonderful promotion." Full Own A Horse - Hambletonian Edition rules and information can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/index.aspx?id=13546 by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (May 30, 2018) - The Meadowlands Racetrack is hosting its 3rd Annual Battle for the Best Burger on Saturday, June 9 in the East Apron of the Grandstand. The contest offers a $1,500 grand prize with $1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for third. This free event runs from 12 noon - 10 pm and fans are encouraged to come out and taste some of the best local burgers. Two lucky fans will win a spot at the Judging Table and help determine the top 3 burgers. Judging takes place at 4pm. A full house of ten participants in this year's Battle include: Chef Bryan Gregg of Orama, Little Bite of Paradise, South + Pine American Eatery (2016 Burger Battle Champions), Carnival Concessions (2017 Burger Battle Champs), Good Mood Truck, Fed by Ed, Chris Curbside Cravings, The New Maggie's Bar & Grill, Spanky's Gourmet Grub and Dark Side of the Moo. "We are glad to bring this popular event back. Our fans look forward to tasting some of the best burgers in the Meadowlands area." said Meadowlands General Manager and COO Jason M. Settlemoir. "Plus, history may be made that day if Justify can grab the Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes!" In addition to the Burger Battle, Justify races in the Belmont Stakes to see if he can make history and become a Triple Crown Winner. Belmont post is 6:37 p.m. Fans looking for more than burgers can enjoy our $39.95 BBQ Buffet. The Buffet opens at 12 noon in the Gallery and includes Brisket, Sausage, Chicken and Mac & Cheese. Call 201-The-BigM for reservations. The Pink Deck will also be open with a grill and bar and TVs to catch the Belmont simulcast action. Plus there is live harness racing action kicking off at 7:15 pm. For complete rules and event information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. By Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

Standardbreds won't be the only horses fans will come out to see on Friday, June 8 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be visiting the East Rutherford racetrack for a special appearance. Fans can meet-and-greet the gentle giants hitch team from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Then fans can watch in amazement as the eight-horse hitch parades around the track before the night's second race. The first race post is 7:15 p.m. Admission and general parking are free. For more information, visit http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/event_detail.aspx?id=14864 . by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday May 19th, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment hosts its 3rd Annual Spring Beer Fest. Doors open for VIP at 4:30 pm with General Admission at 5:30 pm and beer is poured until 9:30pm. It is an evening of great craft beer and harness racing. The event is rain or shine, all beers will be served under large tents or covered bars and festival goers are encouraged to bring umbrellas and ponchos. Ponchos will also be available for sale during the event. Sixty-three breweries and cideries are participating including a number of local New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York craft brewers. NJ favorites 7 Mile Brewery, Flying Fish, Beach Haus, River Horse, 902 Brewing Company, Lone Eagle, Forgotten Boardwalk, Bolero Snort, Ironbound Cider and Melick's Hard Cider will be at the festival. PA favorites including Sly Fox, Victory, Neshaminy Creek, and Yards will also be onsite. Brooklyn, Defiant, Saranac, Cooperstown, Harlem Brewing, Bronx, Captain Lawrence, Southern Tier, Northway Brewing Co, and Ommegang are just a few New York based companies that will be attending. Other breweries and cideries attending the festival include: Breckenridge, Red Hook, Elysian Brewery, Golden Road, Virtue Cider, Goose Island, Devil's Backbone, Kona, 10 Barrel Brewing, Terrapin, Lord Hobo, Left Hand, Sweetwater Brewing, Boulevard Brewing, Austin East Cider, Two Roads, Epic, Cigar City, and Dogfish Head. The complete list of breweries and the full beer lineup is at posted here. Special VIP only tastings include a Blue Point cask of Mosaic IPA with cucumber, Devil's Backbone Oso Muerte, an Imperial Stout with chili peppers, Neshaminy Creek's Leon, a Russian Imperial Stout, 7 Mile's Walter White, Bolero Snort's Pina Bullada and Lone Eagle's Bourbon Barrel GOLDEN Stout. Johnny Checo from Neshaminy Creek will be the featured speaker providing festival goers the chance to learn about the brewing process and about Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company. The 3rd Annual Beer Fest will be held in the Backyard and on the East Apron rain or shine and will open to the public at 4:30 pm for VIP admission. The VIP ticket is $75 and includes an additional 1 hour of sampling, exclusive VIP Tent beer samplings, and food. General Admission begins at 5:30 pm and is available in advance for $35 or at the door for $45. Live harness racing will commence at 7:15 pm. To purchase tickets : https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/2018-meadowlands-racetrack-beer-festival/ Rachel Ryan

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