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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (August 3, 2016) - Hambletonian day at The Meadowlands full card past harness racing performances will be available at this link here. Win, Place, Show*, Exacta, Trifecta and $.10 Cent Superfectas will be offered on all 16 races. (*no Show wagering on the 2nd race) A $50,000 Guaranteed $.50 Cent Pick 5 will kick off the program in the first race, followed by a $50,000 Guaranteed $.50 Cent Pick 4 in Race 3. From there, the guarantee is ramped up to a $.50 cent Pick 4 in Race 8, guaranteed at $75,000. The Final Pick 4 is not guaranteed and begins with the Hambletonian Final, Race 13. There is also an early Daily Double in Races 1 & 2, an Oaks/Hambo Daily Double (Races 12 & 13) and a late Double on Races 15 & 16. The Wagering Format in detail is as follows. Race 1: $.50 Cent Pick 5 ($50,000 Guaranteed) - Daily Double - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 2: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 3: $.50 Cent Pick 4 ($50,000 Guaranteed) - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 4: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 5: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 6: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 7: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 8: $.50 Cent Pick 4 ($75,000 Guaranteed) - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 9: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 10: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 11: $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 12: Oaks/Hambo Daily Double - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 13: $.50 Cent Pick 4 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 14: Pick 3 - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 15: Late Daily Double - $.10 Cent Superfecta Race 16: $.10 Cent Superfecta NOTE: If a Pick Four is not hit, the carryover will move to the next Pick Four offered on the SAT card. If there are no 4 of 4 winners in the 13th race final Pick Four, the payoff will be on 3 of 4. Rachel Ryan

Southwind Frank will start from post 5 in the second of two Hambletonian eliminations while Bar Hopping has the rail in the other elimination at the Meadowlands for the 91st edition of harness racing's premier event for 3-year-old trotters. The Hambletonian format calls for eliminations on the same day as the $1 million final. A total of 18 horses entered this year's event, requiring a pair of nine-horse eliminations with the top five finishers in each advancing to the final. The winner of the final is crowned Hambletonian champion. CBS Sports Network will air live coverage of the Hambletonian from 4-5:30 p.m. (EDT). The U.S. Pacing Championship and Hambletonian Oaks also will be featured during the 90-minute broadcast. First race post time on Hambletonian Day is noon. Southwind Frank, with regular driver Yannick Gingras in the sulky for trainer Ron Burke, was made the 4-5 morning line favorite in his elimination. Bar Hopping is the 9-5 choice in the first elim. The season-long favorite to win the Hambletonian, Southwind Frank enters the event off a 1:52.1 victory here in the slop Saturday night in the Reynolds Memorial Stakes. It was Southwind Frank's fifth win in six starts this season and his 16th in 18 lifetime races. He is owned by the Southwind Frank Partners, a group that includes Burke, and has earned $1.20 million in his career. In 2015, Southwind Frank received both the U.S.'s Dan Patch and Canada's O'Brien awards for best 2-year-old male trotter. Southwind Frank, a son of 2009 Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill out of the mare Flawless Lindy, gives Burke a top Hambletonian contender for the second consecutive year. Last year, filly Mission Brief won her elimination and finished second to Pinkman in the final. Burke also will send Make Or Miss to the Hambletonian. Trainer Jimmy Takter is going for an unprecedented third consecutive win in the Hambletonian, and is one shy of the stakes record of five held by fellow Hall of Famers Bill Haughton, Stanley Dancer and Ben White. Takter will send five horses to the Hambletonian: Bar Hopping, Lagerfeld, Love Matters, Jimmy William, and Reigning Moni. Bar Hopping holds the distinction of being the only horse to beat Southwind Frank. Bar Hopping won a division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes last year when Southwind Frank went off stride. In June, he defeated Southwind Frank by a neck in their elimination for the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial. Southwind Frank rebounded to win the Beal final, with Bar Hopping third. Also a son of Muscle Hill, out of the mare Cocktail Hour, Bar Hopping has won three of 17 career races and hit the board a total of 12 times. He heads to the Hambletonian off a win in the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial on July 24 at Vernon Downs. "Of course, Bar Hopping is my best chance," Takter said. "I think this year is very open. Southwind Frank stands out a little bit more. I think I have Bar Hopping on the right plan, and I'm really happy with how he's progressing." Marion Marauder, another son of Muscle Hill, has won four of five races this year, including the Goodtimes Stakes and a division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial, going 5 for 18 while earning $476,891. He is trained by the husband-and-wife team of Mike Keeling and Paula Wellwood and is owned by Marion Jean Wellwood and Devin Keeling. Last year the colt finished second to Southwind Frank in the Breeders Crown and William Wellwood Memorial. The Wellwood is named in honor of Paula Wellwood's late father, who was a renowned trainer-driver and is enshrined in the Canadian and U.S. halls of fame. Other trainers with multiple entries in the event are Julie Miller (Milligan's School and Sutton) and Ake Svanstedt (Mavens Way and The Royal Harry).     RACE 8 - Meadowlands - NJ - August 6, 2016  Conditions: HAMBLETONIAN NO. 91 - ELIMINATION 3 Year Old Open ** STAKES BARN - FRIDAY AUGUST 11 PM **  Gait: Trot     Purse: $70,000     Class: Hambo E     Distance: 1 Mile     Planned Post Time: 2:20 PM     PP  Horse Med 2016 Year to Date  Driver  Trainer ML Base        Sts  W  P  S  Time  Earnings     Stable Odds Claim      1  Bar Hopping   8   2   2  2  1:52.1F  $290490   Tim Tetrick  Jimmy Takter             2  Lagerfeld   8   2   2  0  1:55.4F  $79638   Yannick Gingras  Jimmy Takter             3  Make Or Miss   4   0   0  0  Q1:54.2M  $1532   Joe Bongiorno  Ron Burke             4  Milligan`s School   7   3   1  0  1:53.2F  $160166   Andy Miller  Julie Miller             5  Brooklyn Hill   5   0   3  1  -  $46500   David Miller  Jonas Czernyson             6  Mavens Way   4   1   1  1  1:51.4M  $29947   John Campbell  Ake Svanstedt             7  Tight Lines   9   3   1  0  1:55.1F  $47531   Jeff Gregory  Jeff Gregory             8  Iron Mine Bucky   7   1   0  3  1:55.2F  $64559   George Dennis  Greg Haverstick             9  Reigning Moni   6   1   1  0  1:52.4M  $43963   David Miller  Jimmy Takter         ↑ Top of Page       RACE 9 - Meadowlands - NJ - August 6, 2016  Conditions: HAMBLETONIAN NO. 91 - ELIMINATION 3 Year Old Open ** STAKES BARN - FRIDAY AUGUST 5 - 11 PM **  Gait: Trot     Purse: $70,000     Class: Hambo E     Distance: 1 Mile     Planned Post Time: 2:40 PM     PP  Horse Med 2016 Year to Date  Driver  Trainer ML Base        Sts  W  P  S  Time  Earnings     Stable Odds Claim      1  Jimmy William   9   1   1  2  1:55.1M  $16357   Tim Tetrick  Jimmy Takter             2  The Royal Harry   6   3   2  0  1:54.4F  $93233   Ake Svanstedt  Ake Svanstedt             3  Sutton   6   2   2  0  Q1:51.2M  $87539   Andy Miller  Julie Miller             4  Marion Marauder   5   4   0  0  1:52.4S  $194905   Scott Zeron  Paula Wellwood             5  Southwind Frank   6   5   1  0  1:52.1M  $417523   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke             6  Hollywood Highway   9   1   2  1  1:56.0F  $62709   John Campbell  Staffan Lind             7  Dominion Beach   10   3   1  0  1:53.4F  $60884   Bjorn Goop  Nancy Johansson             8  Love Matters   9   2   2  2  1:54.4F  $125931   Brett Miller  Jimmy Takter             9  Waitlifter K   4   1   0  1  1:52.3S  $22804   David Miller  Andrew Harris           In the other stakes drawn Monday afternoon at the Hambletonian press conference: --All The Time is the 9/5 favorite from post 6 in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the companion event for trotting fillies. Gingras drives for Takter who looks to sweep the both the Hambletonian and the Oaks for a third straight year. --The "Big Three" are back for another tussle in the $233,000 U.S. Pacing Championship. Always B Miki, winner of Franklin and Haughton in his last two outings, is 3/5 favorite with David Miller at the lines for Takter from post 3. Defending Horse of the Year, and last season's Meadowlands Pace winner, Wiggle It Jiggleit is the 3-1 second choice with Freaky Feet Pete third on Dave Little's morning line at 5-1. --Resolve is the 2-1 favorite from post 5 for trainer-driver Svanstedt in the $273,000 John Cashman Memorial for older trotters. --The Hambletonian isn't the only Triple Crown event on the Hambo Day card. Eleven, including the filly Pure Country, will contest the $320,600 Cane Pace at 1 1/8 miles. Meadowlands Pace winner Control The Moment is the 2-1 choice from post 4 with Brian Sears driving for trainer Brad Maxwell. Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday, July 2nd live harness racing at The Meadowlands will commence with a special 6:30 pm post time. Fans can test their luck in the cash cube. During the races, guests can enter the Money Machine Fever contest prior to Race 5. Six lucky contestants will have 30 seconds to catch as much cash as they can and place it into a Hambletonian bag without bending down or turning around in the cash cube. Cash denominations will include $1, $2, $5, $10, $25, $100 and $500. Participants will catch Money Machine Fever after Race 2, 4 and 8. Each contestant that participates will walk away with all the cash they have caught in their bag. 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 15 minutes after the last race. Victory Terrace has a full service bar and a rooftop grill serving hotdogs and hamburgers. On Friday, July 1st, guests will head to Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for action-packed live harness racing beginning at 7:15pm featuring the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2 year olds and a chance to participate in Money Machine Fever. Horseplay will begin at 6:00 PM both nights. Buy a horse for $1 and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and entry into the August 8th car drawing for a 2016 Scion FRS. All proceeds in the month of July will be donated to the Team Racing for Recovery. 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. Rachel Ryan

Control The Moment takes over top spot on the harness racing Road to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace. It was an impressive comeback race in defeat to the tighter Lyons Snyder in The Somebeachsomewhere stakes last Saturday night at Mohawk Raceway. The reigning Canadian champion enters Canada’s richest race (NA Cup elim) with home-track advantage (7 for 8 lifetime at Mohawk).   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Justin Horowitz & Jenn Bongiorno's Comments 1 Control The Moment ($362,195 – 1:49.4)   R. Waples, B. Maxwell Bradley R. Maxwell, Howard A. Taylor, Edwin J. Gold, Ben D. Mudry Impressive comeback race in defeat to tighter Lyons Snyder. Reigning Canadian champion enters Canada’s richest race (NA Cup elim) with home-track advantage (7 for 8 lifetime at Mohawk). Last Race: 6/4 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 2nd 2 Lyons Snyder ($103,543 – 1:49.0) S. Filion, M. Silva Jeffrey S. Snyder, Geoffrey Lyons Mound Continues to open eyes with lifetime-best win over top-ranked Control The Moment in first race with new driver Sylvain Filion. Draws perfect post in tougher of two NA Cup eliminations this weekend. Acid test this weekend. Last Race: 6/4 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 1st (1:49.0) 3 Boston Red Rocks ($619,705 – 1:50.3) T. Tetrick, S.Elliott Peter R. Blood, Rick Berks Drops another spot after disappointing runner-up finish in $100,000 NJSS Final to Katies Rocker. 2YO Champion draws into softer of two NA Cup elims and can bounce back in first Canadian start since Breeders Crown triumph. Last Race: 6/4 – M1 – NJSS Final – 2nd 4 Check Six ($463,595 – 1:50.3) Y. Gingras, R. Burke Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, William L. Switala, James J. Martin   Drops from the top spot after even-money defeat to Pace nominee Another Daily Copy. First defeat of 2016 after four straight wins. Still the most highly regarded of Burke’s four Pace nominees. Faces #1 and #2 in NA Cup elimination. Last Race: 6/4 – Mea –PASS – 2nd 5 Katies Rocker ($311,755 – 1:50.3) D. Miller, J. Campbell Fashion Farms LLC Scored biggest career win in upset of Boston Red Rocks in $100,000 NJSS Final while lowering his lifetime mark. Will skip NA Cup. Fashion Farms homebred Rocknroll Hanover gelding’s dam is a full-sister to millionaire Kikikatie who produced four Pace starters Last Race: 6/4 – M1 – NJSS Final – 1st (1:50.3) 6 Talk Show ($121,936 – 1:51.1Q) S. Zeron, S. Elliott Talk Show Partners, LLC   Stayed undefeated in 2016 with NYSS win over Rooney victor Missile J. Trained by two-time Pace winner Steve Elliott who also could have a driver conflict as Zeron is the regular pilot of multiple top contenders Last Race: 6/6 – MR – NYSS – 1st (1:53.3) 7 American Passport ($212,534 – 1:51.3Q) S. Zeron, T. Alagna Brittany Farms, Riverview Racing, Alagna Racing, Jodi L. Siamis Bounced back and was gaining late in impressive runner-up finish to highly regarded Betting Line (not Pace eligible). Draws into softer NA Cup elimination against #3 Boston Red Rocks for 2013 Pace winning trainer Tony Alagna Last Race: 6/4 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 2nd  8 Big Top Hanover ($559,762 – 1:51.0) Y.Gingras, R. Burke JT45, Burke Racing Stable Another runner-up finish in PASS event to Adrian Hanover. Consistent sort still looking for breakthrough performance in 2016. Faces Boston Red Rocks and American Passport in NA Cup elimination Last Race: 6/4 – Mea – PASS – 2nd 9 Travel Playlist ($252,570 – 1:49.2) M.Miller, E. Miller Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc, Ronald C. Michelon, Taylor Made Stallions, Frederick W. Hertrich, III Won third straight qualifier in 1:52 but will skip NA Cup in favor of start in N/W 7 Sunday at Pocono. new york sire stakes champion was the fastest two-year-old last season, but was scratched out of the breeders crown final. Last Race: 10/16/15 – Wdb – Breeders Crown Elim – 5th 10 Another Daily Copy ($111,614 – 1:50) T.B.A, N.DeVita Carl Sackheim Debuts in the top 10 after 20/1 upset victory over Check Six in PASS. Four straight on-the-board finishes for trainer Nick DeVita. Son of Somebeachsomewhere, who famously lost The Pace to Art Official in 2008 Last Race – 6/4 – Mea – PASS – 1st (1:50)   Rachel Ryan      

On Saturday, June 4th, award- winning Jersey and Philly Food Trucks will travel to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for JerseyFest Food Truck Mash Up 2016. Beginning at 3:30 pm until 11:00 pm, fest-goers will experience an evening of the best live-harness racing, music and food the Garden State has to offer. Once again, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment has partnered with Exposure Events and New Jersey Media Group to sponsor the Food Truck Mash-Up: Jersey vs. Philly. Over 26 specialty food trucks will participate including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, TaxiCab Burger, Empanada Guy, The Thai Elephant, Callahan's Hot Dogs, El Lechon de Negron, The French Quarter, Luke's Lobster, Polkadot Cupcake Shop, Waffle de Lys, Sanducci's Wood Fired Pizza, The Angry Crab from New Jersey and The Cow and The Curd, Philly Fry, Pompier Pierogie Flats, Oink & Moo BBQ, Unique Greek Food Truck, PBandU, Dump'N Roll, Mama's Meatballs, The Flying Pie Guy and Chicken N'Cone of Philadelphia. Other non-truck food and beverage vendors participating includes, Kath's Catering, Uncle Joe's Kettle Corn, Wild Bills Soda, Metro Candy Apple, Glazed & Confused, Clyde's Italian Ice, The Corn Maze, Jersey Girl Smoothies, Organo Gold. A VIP Admission Package is available for $30 exclusively online. The package includes 3:30pm admission, a $2 betting voucher and $5 in Mash-Up cash to redeem at any of the participating food trucks. The Jersey vs. Philly Food Truck Mash-Up will be held in the Backyard and on the East Apron and will open to the public at 5:00 pm for $5 general admission at the door. Kids under 5 will be admitted at no charge and the track will remain open and free to the public before, during and after the festivities. Free parking will also be available and every guest will have the opportunity to pre-register for a $2 betting voucher online. Ale Street News has sponsored the craft beer from Defiant, Sam Adams, Yuengling, Cricket Hill, Speakeasy, 1911, Doc's Hard Cider, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium will be available for purchase in the Backyard and live musical entertainment by Men Of Horses will commence at 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm. For more information on JerseyFest, admission and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://exposure.webconnex.com/foodtruckmashup16 On the track, 3 year old New Jersey Sire Stakes highlight the racing action with four races totaling $400,000. Rachel Ryan

Harness racing handicapper Stanley Koper, 67, of Chicago Ridge, IL captured the $16,600 grand prize in the 2016 World Harness Handicapping Championship on Saturday, April 30 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Koper finished the tournament with a $1,100 bankroll to top the field of 83 players from across North America who competed for $41,500 in prize money. Koper won his spot in the BetAmerica.com & USTA Qualifier hosted in March. "Everyone at BetAmerica is excited to see Stanley win the World Harness Handicapping Championship," said Merv Huber-Calvo, Tournament Director at BetAmerica. "BetAmerica offers harness racing handicapping contests every single day; Stanley is obviously a sage handicapper, and he keeps his contest skills sharp by playing contests regularly on BetAmerica." The WHHC contest format required contestants to bet 10 races: seven Meadowlands races of their choice, plus one mandatory race each from Vernon Downs, Buffalo and Meadowlands racetracks. Bets had to meet a $30 minimum, $100 maximum per race. Contestants could only bet one horse per race and wagers could either be win, place, show or a combination of the three. Koper, a retired operating engineer, cashed on six of his ten bets and had an early $420 score with $100 to win on Roll N Catch in Race 2 at the Meadowlands. His largest score of the night was $450 on $100 win bet on Intheblinkofaneye in Meadowlands' sixth race. This win gave him a total bankroll of $1,215 with six contest races remaining. Koper cashed one more $100 win bet on Alexie Mattosie in the ninth at the Meadowlands. The next closest competitor, Todd Cross, finished well behind with a $688 total bankroll. In addition to the Meadowlands, the following partner outlets sent players to compete in the 2016 WHHC: USTA via BetAmerica.com, BetAmerica.com, Buffalo Raceway, Vernon Downs, Tioga Downs, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Hawthorne, and Standardbred Canada. Prize $ Bankroll First Last City State $16,600.00 $1,100.00 Stan Koper Chicago Ridge IL $8,300.00 $688.00 Todd Cross Seaman OH $6,225.00 $685.00 Whitney Nassimos Madison NY $4,150.00 $570.50 Arch Glenn Columbus OH $2,075.00 $550.90 Gary Scogna Carmel NY $830.00 $536.50 Brandon Downing Decatur OH $830.00 $488.00 Karen Fossli Yorktown NY $830.00 $453.25 John Murphy East Lyme CT $830.00 $440.20 Wladyslaw Kiczko Fairfax VA $830.00 $436.00 Dean Barone Huntingdon Valley PA   Rachel Ryan

Next Saturday, April 30, 2016 the top harness racing horseplayers in North America will compete for over $50,000 in prize money* in the 2016 World Harness Handicapping Championship, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. The World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) is the partnership between Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment and the United States Trotting Association formed to create the industry's ultimate tournament experience. Standardbred Canada supports the project by facilitating the participation of Canadian racing and wagering outlets. The WHHC is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races from Buffalo, Vernon Downs and the Meadowlands. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an estimated prize pool of $50,000 * In addition to the Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs, Hawthorne, BetAmerica.com, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Standardbred Canada, the USTA via BetAmerica.com and Buffalo Raceway are all WHHC partners. Walk-up registrations will be accepted for the WHHC Final until 7 pm on Saturday, April 30. For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com *estimated final prize pool, based on 100 entries. Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (April 19, 2016) - The Meadowlands Racetrack is hosting its first ever Battle for the Best Burger on Saturday, May 14 in the Backyard of the Track Grandstand. The contest offers a $1,500 grand prize with $1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for third. This free event runs from 6- 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. "This event is another opportunity for us to create a unique event to expose new fans to our beautiful facility while also reaching out to the local Community," said Meadowlands General Manager and CEO Jason M. Settlemoir. "Plus, who doesn't love a good, juicy burger!" Area restaurants and professional cooks who think they have the best burger in town are invited to register to participate by visiting the sign-up page at www.playmeadowlands.com. Road Grub Mobile, Little Bite of Paradise, South + Pine American Eatery, Cheech A' Cini's Italian Grills, Taste of Brazil on Wheels, Left Bank Burger Bar and Escape Montclair are all signed up to participate. With registration is limited to the first ten entrants - only 3 spots remain as of April 19. There is a $100 registration fee that must be paid prior to the start of cooking. In addition to the Burger Battle, live harness racing action kicks off at 7:15 pm. For complete rules and event information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands    

Joe Barre of Waretown, New Jersey, took the top spot in the Last Chance World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack on April 2. The $50 Qualifier required harness racing contestants to place exactly ten $3 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races. Barre cashed 6 times, his final score on Race 12 netted him $525 catapulting him to first place. Barre won the $256 cash prize and an $800 seat in the World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 30 at Meadowlands Racetrack. The top four contest finishers were: Place Prize $ Bankroll First Last State 1 $256 $525 Joe Barre NJ 2 $160 $348.30 John Christiansen NJ 3 $128 $303 Del Kern PA 4 $96 $170.70 Ed Herr NJ The WHHC is a partnership between Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment and the United States Trotting Association formed to create the industry’s ultimate tournament experience.  Standardbred Canada supports the project by facilitating the participation of Canadian racing and wagering outlets.   The WHHC is a one-day tournament [April 30, 2016], with a welcome reception the evening prior.  Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races from partner tracks.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an estimated prize pool of $50,000 * In addition to the Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs, Hawthorne, BetAmerica.com, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the USTA via BetAmerica.com and Buffalo Raceway are all WHHC partners. Registration deadline is 10 p.m., Friday April 29.   For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com Rachel Ryan

Darren Yarwood of Garden City, NY, captured the March 19 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The $200 Qualifier required harness racing contestants to place at least ten $10 minimum win, place and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races. Yarwood cashed 6 times and built his $100 bankroll to $469.10 earning him the $1,344 top cash prize and an $800 seat in the World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 30 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Gary Scogna of Carmel, NY also earned a berth into the World Harness Handicapping Champion Final. He wagered his $95 bankroll on Southwind Indy in Race 12 at the Meadowlands and cashed for $408.50, propelling him to second place. The top five contest finishers were: Place Prize $ Bankroll First Last State 1 $1,344 $469.10 Darren Yarwood NY 2 $704 $408.50 Gary Scogna NY 3 $544 $364 Rich Preziotti NJ 4 $384 $152 David Conover   5 $224 $135 John Christiansen NJ The WHHC is a partnership between Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment and the United States Trotting Association formed to create the industry’s ultimate tournament experience.  Standardbred Canada supports the project by facilitating the participation of Canadian racing and wagering outlets.   The WHHC is a one-day tournament [April 30, 2016], with a welcome reception the evening prior.  Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800.  The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races from partner tracks.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an estimated prize pool of $50,000 * In addition to the Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs, Hawthorne, BetAmerica.com, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the USTA via BetAmerica.com and Buffalo Raceway are all WHHC partners. Rachel Ryan

Karen Fossli, of Caldwell, NJ, captured the February 27 World Harness Handicapping Championship Super Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Super Qualifier required contestants to place exactly ten $20 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands harness racing. Fossli built her $200 bankroll into $1,098 earning her the $3,192 top cash prize and an $800 seat in the World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 30 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Fossli's last two wagers were the key to her Qualifier success. Karen hit for $200 on #3 Kingofthejungle in Race 13 and for $680 on #3 Rockin Jimmy in the Meadowlands' 14th race. Also earning berths into the World Harness Handicapping Champion Final were Wai Kwong Chen of NY, Tim Minton of NY and Gil White of NJ. The WHHC is a partnership between Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment and the United States Trotting Association formed to create the industry's ultimate tournament experience. Standardbred Canada supports the project by facilitating the participation of Canadian racing and wagering outlets. The WHHC is a one-day tournament [April 30, 2016], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races from partner tracks. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an estimated prize pool of $50,000 * In addition to the Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs, Hawthorne, BetAmerica.com, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and Buffalo Raceway are all WHHC partners. Registration deadline is 10 p.m., Friday April 29. For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 27, 2016) - The Meadowlands Racetrack's inaugural Homestyle Chili Cookoff is on Saturday, January 30. The contest offers a $1,000 first place prize plus a spot in the International Chili Society's World Championship cook-off in Reno, Nevada. Homestyle chili is defined by the International Chili Society as the cook's favorite combination of ingredients resulting in a dish seasoned with chili peppers and spices. Contestants must cook their chili on site between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with judging promptly after. In addition to the chili competition, a separate side contest for homemade salsa will also be conducted offering the winner a $500 first prize. Cooks can still enter to compete through Thursday, January 28, currently there are thirteen entrants for the chili cookoff and seven contestants in the homemade salsa contest. Sampling of both the chili and salsa are also encouraged and all those at the track on Saturday will have the opportunity to sample and vote for their "People's Choice" favorite. "We are extremely pleased with the response to the chili cook-off," said Meadowlands General Manager and CEO Jason M. Settlemoir. "We continuously look for new and engaging promotions to get people to come out the track. We are looking forward to sampling and voting on some great chili! " For complete rules and information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Rachel Ryan Marketing Manager Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday, June 20th, top-ranked eaters from around the country will take their place at the competition table for the first ever World Pork Roll Eating Championship at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The New Jersey pre-lunch staple will make its Major League Eating debut at The Backyard beginning at 8:15 PM. Pork lovers and non-pork lovers alike will head to the Meadowlands to get a taste of the action during an evening of live harness racing. The inaugural Pork Roll-Eating Championship will host a table of seasoned eaters. The competitors will include #3-ranked eater Tim 'Eater X' Janus of New York who currently holds the title of Tamale-Eating World Champion by eating 71 tamales in 12 minutes and the Tiramisu-Eating World Champion by eating 4 pounds of tiramisu in just 6 minutes. Other eaters on the roster include #6-ranked Erik "The Red" Denmark of Washington, #9-ranked "The Lovely" Juliet Lee of Maryland, #13-ranked Badlands Booker of New York, #15-ranked Yasir Salem of New York and the #31-ranked Larell Marie Mele of Pennsylvania. The competitive eaters will have 10 minutes to eat as many ½ pound pork rolls as possible to win their share of the $4,000 cash prize and the title of World Pork Roll-Eating Champion. The evening will kick off with introductions at 8:15 PM before the contest at 8:52 PM. First prize is $2,000, first runner-up will be awarded $1,000, second runner-up will be awarded $600, third runner-up receives $300 and fourth runner-up wins $100. Live harness racing will commence at 7:15 PM, and fans can test their luck in Horseplay beginning at 6:00 PM. Buy a horse for $1 and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and entry into the August 8th car drawing for a 2015 Scion FRS. All proceeds in the month of June will be donated to the USA Pour Tour for Cancer Research. Text "NewBigM" to 23819 to receive offers, prizes and event updates about Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Rachel Ryan    

On Friday, June 12th, camels and ostriches will race to victory at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for the 4th Annual Camel & Ostrich Derby. Race lovers of all ages will head to the track for action-packed harness racing and live belly dancing entertainment. The track will host world renowned belly dancer, Amira Mor of Amira Mor Performing Arts Center, and her troop for an unparalleled night. The much anticipated camel and ostrich races will take place during the live harness racing and enthralling belly dancing performances. Fans will watch the ostriches when they battle it out after Race 3 with an approximate post time of 8:10 PM and the camels will take their marks after Race 8 with an approximate post time of 10:00 PM. The food court will open at 5:00 PM and guests can enjoy newly added Buns Sandwich and Chipz Cookies. Victory Sports Bar & Club and Pink, the tiered dining room with perfect views of the live racing action, will also be open. Pink will offer a buffet special for guests for $34.95. Table-side cocktail service compliments the delicious buffet, which includes fresh salads and a carving station. Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a table call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). The best seat in the house may be the track's grandstand. Live harness racing will commence at 7:15 PM, and fans can test their luck in Horseplay beginning at 6:00 PM. Buy a horse for $1 and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and entry into the August 8th car drawing for a 2015 Scion FRS. All proceeds in the month of June will be donated to the USA Pour Tour for Cancer Research. 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. Rachel Ryan                    

East Rutherford, NJ - On Saturday May 30th, award- winning Jersey and Philly Food Trucks will travel to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for JerseyFest 2015. Beginning at 5:00 pm until 11:30 pm, fest-goers will experience an evening of the best live-harness racing, music and food the Garden State has to offer. This year, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment has partnered with Exposure and North Jersey Media Group to sponsor the Food Truck Mash-Up: Jersey vs. Philly. Over 20 specialty food trucks will participate including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Tony Baloneys, Amanda Bananas, Empanada Guy, The Thai Elephant, Callahan's Hot Dogs, El Lechon de Negron, The French Quarter, Luke's Lobster, Polkadot Cupcake Shop, Waffle de Lys, IncrediBalls Food Truck and Kimchi Smoke Barbecue of New Jersey and The Cow and The Curd, Fresh Truck, Samboni Boys, Luscious Bakery, Oink & Moo BBQ, Pizza Wagon, PBandU, Lil Pop Shop, Rigatoni Crab and Chicken N'Cone of Philadelphia. Other non-truck food and beverage vendors participating include Frezy's, Paul's Gourmet Foods, Jack's Zeppoles, Kath's Catering, Uncle Joe's Kettle Corn, Wild Bills Soda, Metro Candy Apple, Bevs & Bites, Organo Gold and Hot Sauce 4 Good. Guests will cast their vote for favorite food truck. The Jersey vs. Philly Food Truck Mash-Up will be held in the Backyard and on the East Apron and will open to the public at 5:00 pm for $5 general admission at the door. Kids under 12 will be admitted at no charge and the track will remain open and free to the public before, during and after the festivities. Free parking will also be available and every guest will have the opportunity to pre-register for a $2 betting voucher online. Craft beer from Yards Brewing and River Horse Brewery will be available for purchase and live musical entertainment by The B-Street Band will commence at 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. A VIP Admission Package is available for $25 exclusively online. The package includes 3:30pm admission, a $2 betting voucher and $5 in Mash-Up cash to redeem at any of the participating food trucks. For more information on JerseyFest, admission and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://exposure.webconnex.com/foodtruckmashup. On the track, 3 year old New Jersey Sire Stakes highlight the racing action with four races totaling $400,000. Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (May 13, 2015) - "She is her own woman, that is for sure," said harness racing trainer Ron Burke as he described his brilliantly fast, yet quirky world champion Mission Brief. Last year's champion two-year-old trotting filly, who set the world record of 1:50.3 at The Red Mile, makes her official three-year-old debut Friday (May 15) in the opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands. Mission Brief earned $591,070 last year in nine wins including a season-ending victory in the Breeders Crown. She also broke stride in four races. "I have told the other owners that with this horse, the highs will be really high and the lows will be horrible," said Burke. "With her, I'm holding my breath and maybe getting ready to drive to the George Washington Bridge." Mission Brief made a break in her first qualifier on May 1, a miscue that Burke attributes to a shoeing change that the temperamental filly did not like. She stayed trotting in her second qualifier a week later, a victory in 1:56.2. "I tried to shoe her a little more aggressively like I shoe most of my other good trotters and she just didn't take to it so we switched her shoes back to how we had them last year," explained Burke. Mission Brief, owned by Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stable, J&T Silva Stables, and Weaver Bruscemi, faces nine other rivals in Friday's New Jersey Sire Stakes, which is carded as race eleven on the twelve-race card. Yannick Gingras will take his usual seat behind the daughter of Muscle Hill. She is the 3-5 morning line favorite and carries career earnings higher than the rest of her nine rivals combined. "She was great training this week and maybe she is just waiting for us to get aggressive with her," said Burke. "It seems that the hardest quarters for her are when she has to go medium speed. She can easily warm up in 35 second quarters and can go those big 27 second quarters in a race, but it's going that in-between-speed that seems to be the hardest." The Meadowlands will also host a pair of divisions in the New Jersey Sire Stakes for three-year-old male trotters. The first division, carded as race two, is headlined by last year's Sire Stakes champion, Guess Whos Back, and emerging Hambletonian contender Canepa Hanover, driven and trained by last year's Hambletonian winner, Jimmy Takter. The second division goes as race four and features Muscle Diamond and Takter's French Laundry, second and third, respectively, in last year's Breeders Crown. Friday's card also features a pair of growing carryovers in the Jackpot Super High 5 wagers. The fifth race carryover has grown to $112,844 and the twelfth race carryover sits at $87.837. Rachel Ryan

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