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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the details for the 2018 World Harness Racing Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com set for Saturday, April 28, 2018 On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for a guaranteed $75,000 prize pool in the WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. "DerbyWars.com is a terrific partner for the World Harness Handicapping Championship," said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "With their support we are able to guarantee the Championship prize pool at $75,000. With 100% of entry fees returned as prizes, this offers tremendous value to our players. Should 108 or more players enter the Championship, the prize pool will exceed $75,000." The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com 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 $1,000. The $1,000 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $700 going to the prize pool. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10. The 2018 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is set and each Qualifier brochure is available at PlayMeadowlands.com.  The contest schedule is as follows: ·         Nov 4, 2017 – March 31, 2018: Free Online Survival Challenge – 3 WHHC seats ·         Saturday, December 2, 2017: $200 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats ·         Saturday, January 20, 2018: $200 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats ·         Saturday, February 17 - $400 contest with top 4 WHHC seats ·         Saturday, March 10 - $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats ·         Saturday, April 14 - $100 Last Chance contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC beginning with a Free WHHC Qualifier on Friday, October 20.  Contests include:  ·         Friday, October 20: Free WHHC Qualifier with one WHHC seat ·         Saturday nights starting October 21: WHHC Qualifier with one WHHC seat ·         Saturday, December 2: $10,000 WHHC Qualifier Game with two WHHC seats ·         Saturday, January 6: $25,000 WHHC Qualifier Game with three WHHC seats Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015. For online qualifying on DerbyWars.com, players may contact support@derbywars.com. Rachel Ryan                                   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.   Disclaimer The information contained in this communication from the sender is confidential. It is intended solely for use by the recipient and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking action in relation of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.

H. Mitchell Schuman of Brightwaters, NY, captured the October 7th National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 121 players representing several different states. All entry fees were added to the prize pool of $24,200 The Meadowlands NHC Qualifier required each contestant to make at least ten $20 minimum Win, Place, Show or any combination WPS bets on their choice of races from Keeneland, Belmont and Gulfstream West. The total prize pool reached $24,200. Schuman built his $200 bankroll into $3,024.40 earning him the $9,680 top cash prize and seat in the 2018 NHC Final in Las Vegas. His largest score of the day netted $3,024 when he bet entire $756 bankroll to win on #6 Little Baby Bella in Gulfstream West's 10th and final race. Also earning berths into the National Handicapping Championship Final were Bill Rendino of Bronx, NY and John Conte of Oceanside, NY. Conte won the NHC in 2009. The top ten finishers along with contest prize payouts are below. Prize $ Bankroll First Last City State $9,680.00 $3,024.40 H. Mitchell Schuman Brightwaters NY $4,840.00 $2,888.00 Bill Rendino Bronx NY $2,420.00 $2,518.00 John Conte Oceanside NY $1,815.00 $2,180.70 H. Mitchell Schuman Brightwaters NY $1,210.00 $1,468.10 Kevin Englehard Franklin Park NJ $847.00 $1,443.10 Nick Fazzolari Colts Neck NJ $847.00 $1,440.80 Al Squillante Ocean NJ $847.00 $570.00 Kevin Kreiser Wernersville PA $847.00 $322.00 John Vail III Lyndhurst NY $847.00 $313.50 Babubhai Patel Belleville NJ   Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (October 4, 2017) - Thoroughbreds won't be the only horses harness racing fans will come out to see on Saturday, October 7 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 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 turf race. The first race post is 7:00 p.m. Admission and general parking are free. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Rachel Ryan

There’s only one thing every racehorse owner has in common: they started as a fan.  As thousands assemble for the 92nd Hambletonian, the Meadowlands is eager to show interested fans that the path to harness racing ownership isn’t restricted to the wealthy. “One of the great barriers to ownership is the perception that it’s for the rich,” said Jason Settlemoir, General Manager & CEO of The Meadowlands.  “Anthony MacDonald has been gaining some real steam in with an innovative ownership concept, so we thought we’d allow him to share his experience as part of Hambletonian weekend.” MacDonald will be on hand Saturday morning to discuss his fractional ownership website, TheStable.ca, with prospective owners and horsemen interested in duplicating his approach.  In less than one year, MacDonald’s fledgling operation has attracted 279 clients from across the globe, many testing ownership waters for the first time.  The seminar will take place in The Gallery on the second floor of the Meadowlands Grandstand 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  The seminar is free to attend.  “In all honesty, the response to our platform has been overwhelming,” said MacDonald.  “My wife and I started TheStable.ca to sell percentages of horses.  What we quickly discovered is that we’re selling an experience and when packaged right, there’s no end of consumers.  We’re equal parts social network, investment, family farm and sport of kings.”   TheStable.ca markets horses of all ages, but mostly yearlings, to clients in increments as low as 1%.  Owners receive weekly video updates on their horses and stay connected through social networks and training events at The Stable’s base of operations in Campbellville, Ontario.   “The lifeblood of the industry is owners.  No owners, no horses.  No horses, no anything,” said MacDonald.  “We make ownership fun, accessible and stress-free.  We didn’t start TheStable.ca to be a revolutionary change agent, but we’re seeing its potential – and not just for our operation.  For trainers that want to understand our recipe, we’re happy to share.”The Meadowlands will host an interactive conversation with MacDonald at the gallery on the second floor of the new Meadowlands .  Former Trot Magazine editor and racetrack executive, Chris Roberts, will moderate the discussion and take questions from the audience.  The seminar is open to both prospective owners and horsemen. “You can’t argue with Anthony’s early results,” added Settlemoir.  “Anyone that can create hundreds of new owners inside of a year is doing something innovative.  And, the Meadowlands supports any initiative that grows our fan base or generates new interest from the general public.” Rachel Ryan

Dave DeLuca of Whitehouse, NJ is the winner of the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's and Deo Volente Farms' Name The Filly promotion held on July 8, 2017 at the Meadowlands. Deolicious was the winning selection out of 678 entries in the contest. The Filly, bred by Deo Volente Farms, is from the great sire Mach Three and out of the dam World Of Her Own. Mach Three, who passed away in January of this year, was the winner of the 2002 Meadowlands Pace and had total career earnings over $2.1 million. World of Her Own is the daughter of the two-time Dan Patch Award winner Worldly Beauty. With his winning submission, DeLuca won $500 and will receive 1% of Deolicious' 2 and 3 year old earnings courtesy of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "I know how tough it is to make it to the racetrack," DeLuca said during his post win interview. "I just hope I get to see this little filly on the track in a couple of years." Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment would like to thank everyone who came out to the track to submit a name, as well as Deo Volente Farms for their efforts in making this year's contest a huge success. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands    

This Saturday, June 24th is millennial night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. In an effort to attract the younger demographic at the harness racing track, the Meadowlands is hosting a 30 & Under Handicapping Contest and a $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes both sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms. The free handicapping contest is exclusively for fans between the ages of 18 and 30. The contest offers a $5,000 total prize pool, with prize payouts to the top five finishers. "We have seen an increase in participation each year and we hope to see the trend continue in this third year," said Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "Younger people need to get involved in racing and we feel that the amenities we offer including our Victory Terrace, Happy Hour specials and schedule of summer events can help attract that younger audience." Fans may register up until 7 p.m. on the night of the contest. There is no entry fee. The contest format requires players to make a mythical $2 "across the board" wager on one horse in races 2 - 10 at the Meadowlands. The winner is determined by the player that amasses the largest mythical bankroll from their selections. All contest participants will also be treated to free hot dogs, hamburgers and other grill items plus soft drinks and water on Victory Terrace, the popular rooftop area at the Meadowlands. The Meadowlands will also be giving away ten $1,000 college scholarships on Saturday. Anyone currently enrolled at a college or university full-time may enter the drawing. Students looking to enter must show their college ID at the Players Club Desk to receive the entry form. In addition they will also receive a free $5 bet and a live racing program. Ten winners will be selected after Race 5. For more information and complete entry details on the 30 & Under Contest and the $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes visit PlayMeadowlands.com Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday June 24th, 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 9:30pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of great wines from around the world, live-harness racing, music and food. Over 25 wineries are participating including ones from Italy, France, Spain, South America, California and Oregon. Festival goers will be sampling Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Rose, Sangrias, Merlots, Cabernet and much more. A complete list of wines and the full wine lineup will be posted at PlayMeadowlands.com the week of June 19th. 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 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 musical entertainment by Stereo Junkies will commence at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. To purchase tickets : https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/meadowlands-racetracks-summer-wine-festival/dates/Jun-24-2017_at_0430PM Rachel Ryan

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday May 13th, the beer will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the 2nd 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. Fest-goers will experience an evening of the best craft beer, cider, live-harness racing, music and food the Garden State has to offer. Over 30 breweries and cideries are participating including Blue Point Brewing who is providing specialty casks and small batch beers for VIP tasters in addition to its flagship beers available to all ticket holders. NJ favorites Twisted Limb Cider, Lone Eagle Brewing, Beach Haus, Cricket Hill, 908 Brewing Company, Forgotten Boardwalk, Cypress Brewing and Melick's Hard Cider will also be at the festival. Other breweries and cideries attending the festival include: Breckenridge, Red Hook, Elysian Brewery, Golden Road, Virtue Cider, Goose Island, Devil's Backbone, Kona, Crispin cider, Terrapin, Coney Island, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing, Boulevard Brewing, Keegan Ales, DuClaw, Coronado Brewing and Atwater Brewing. A complete list of breweries and the full beer lineup will be posted at PlayMeadowlands.com the week of May 8th. The 2nd Annual Beer 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 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 musical entertainment by Men Of Horses will commence at 4:30 pm until 9:00 pm. To purchase tickets : https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/beerfest2017/dates/May-13-2017_at_0430PM . Rachel Ryan

Next Saturday, April 29, 2017 the top harness racing horseplayers in North America will compete for $50,000 in prize money in the 2017 BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. The BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship is a one-day tournament, with a welcome reception the evening prior. 49 players qualified via BetAmerica online tournaments and on-site track tournaments held at the Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs, Northville Downs, Monticello, Standardbred Canada, Buffalo, Plainridge, Scioto Downs and Hoosier Park. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $800. The BetAmerica WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of six Meadowlands races, plus four designated mandatory races from Buffalo, Hoosier Park, Mohawk, and the Meadowlands. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. Walk-up registrations will be accepted for the BetAmerica WHHC Final until 7 pm on Saturday, April 29. For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com Rachel Ryan

Gary Scogna of Carmel, NY, captured the April 1st BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The $50 Low Roller Qualifier required contestants to place at least five $6 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races. Scogna cashed in on four of his five bets with his largest score coming in Race 9 with Donau. His $160 Win wager multiplied into $1,526, earning Gary the $800 seat in the BetAmericaWorld Harness Handicapping Championship on April 29 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The BetAmerica WHHC is a one-day tournament [April 29, 2017], 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 BetAmerica WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of six Meadowlands races, plus four designated mandatory races from partner tracks. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. BetAmerica.com is currently hosting regular online Qualifiers for the BetAmerica WHHC Entries for the first online Qualifier are now open, with an entry fee of $35. New accounts to BetAmerica are eligible for a $300 Sign Up Bonus. Hoosier Park, Monticello Raceway, Northville Downs, Plainridge Racecourse, Scioto Downs, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Buffalo Raceway have signed up to host BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifiers. Registration deadline is 10 p.m., Friday April 28. For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com Rachel Ryan

Rob Krausz, of Bronx, NY, captured the February 25 BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Super Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Super Qualifier required contestants to place exactly ten $20 minimum win, place, show or any combination WPS wagers on Meadowlands races. Krausz built his $200 bankroll into $1,400 earning him the $2,800 top cash prize and an $800 seat in the BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 29 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Krausz's hit on six of ten wagers with two early night scores the key to his Qualifier win. Rob hit for $510 on #7 B Fast Eddie in Race 3 and for $1,440 on #7 One More Miracle in Race 4. Also earning berths into the BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Champion Final were Patrick O'Malley of Westbury, NY, Mark Acerra of Staten Island, NY and the 2016 WHHC champion Stan Koper, of Chicago Ridge, IL. The official Qualifier Top 10 is below:   Prize $ Bankroll First Last $2,800.00 $1,400.00 Rob Krausz $1,400.00 $868.00 Patrick O'Malley $1,050.00 $830.40 Mark Acerra $700.00 $796.00 Stan Koper $350.00 $647.00 Joe Barre $140.00 $567.00 James Bohnarczyk $140.00 $500.00 Arthur Suckow $140.00 $454.00 Guy Gerber $140.00 $392.00 Greg Capece $140.00 $374.00 Frank Palmer The BetAmerica WHHC is a one-day tournament [April 29, 2017], 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 BetAmerica WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of six Meadowlands races, plus four designated mandatory races from partner tracks.  Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings.  Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with an guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. BetAmerica.com is currently hosting regular online Qualifiers for the BetAmerica WHHC Entries for the first online Qualifier are now open, with an entry fee of $35. New accounts to BetAmerica are eligible for a $300 Sign Up Bonus. Cal Expo, Hoosier Park, Monticello Raceway, Northville Downs, Plainridge Racecourse, Scioto Downs, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Buffalo Raceway have signed up to host BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifiers.  Registration deadline is 10 p.m., Friday April 28.   For the contest entry form and complete rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com Rachel Ryan

Matthew Zlotkowski, 34, of Three Rivers, MA, captured the January 14 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Qualifier required contestants to bet a minimum of ten $10 win, place or wp wagers on Meadowlands races. Zlotkowski built his $100 bankroll into $630 earning him the $2,120 top cash prize and an $800 seat in the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 29 at Meadowlands Racetrack. His key wager was $50 to win on #3 The Rock in Race 7, netting him $495. Zlotkowski added to his total by cashing for $38 on Race #8 Hillbilly Hanover, $95 in Race #12 on One More Miracle and finishing the contest with a $26 score in the final race with #5 Druken Terror. This was Zlotkowski's first trip to the Meadowlands and only the second contest he has participated in. Also earning a berth into the World Harness Handicapping Champion Final was James Sidor of Bloomfield, NJ. Below is the top 10 prize list 1st $2,120.00 $630.00 Matthew Zlotkowski Three Rivers MA 2nd $1,060.00 $596.00 James Sidor Bloomfield NJ 3rd $795.00 $483.70 Lee Stuckey Newark NJ 4th $530.00 $373.50 Tim McKenna Albany NY 5th $265.00 $365.10 Ed Herr Ocean NJ 6th $106.00 $282.00 Joe Barre Waretown NJ 7th $106.00 $202.00 Nick Montemurro Bogota NJ 8th $106.00 $156.50 Gary Scogna Carmel NY 9th $106.00 $150.00 Bernie Horabik Grindstone PA 10th $106.00 $149.00 Chris Simonetti Jackson NJ  The next Meadowlands WHHC Qualifier is set for Saturday, February 25.  Visit PlayMeadowalnds.com for complete Qualifier details. Rachel Ryan

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      

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