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East Rutherford, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty many harness racing players had about traveling to the Meadowlands Racetrack, the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com has been cancelled. Players that qualified for a seat through the Meadowlands or DerbyWars.com will be refunded the $1,300 tournament seat as a prize payout. Players can also choose to have their qualifying seat held for the 2021 contest. "This was a tough decision for us," said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager for the Meadowlands Racetrack. "With so many unknowns remaining for the Meadowlands regarding permitted onsite attendance and COVID protocols we (along with DerbyWars) made the call to cancel for this year. We want all players to feel comfortable traveling to the track and safe while onsite wagering. Not holding the WHHC this year was our best option." DerbyWars has announced a $25,000 online game with an estimated $10,000 first prize for Meadowlands Pace Night on Saturday, July 18. Players can qualify every week on DerbyWars.com.   The WHHC will return in 2021 and updates can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 Meadowlands Media Relations

East Rutherford, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 virus and the indefinite shutdown of harness racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com has been rescheduled to July 25th, 2020. The Meadowlands will look to add an additional qualifier or two once it reopens for live racing. DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC through July. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament (now Saturday, July 25th) with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. 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. 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. All WHHC details can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 Rachel Ryan Marketing Manager, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

East Rutherford, NJ - James Sidor of Bloomfield, New Jersey, captured the March 7th World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Sidor started out strong cashing for $235 in the Meadowlands' first race with a $50 win wager on #3 Sports Vision. He solidified his lead with a $440 score in race 5 with $40 to win on #2 Vettel N. Sidor finished the contest with $674, $168 more than his closest competitor. With this win he is qualified for the 2020 WHHC Final at the Meadowlands on April 18th. Joe Barre of Waretown, NJ, also qualified for the April 18th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest with $506. His largest score was for $482 in race twelve with $10 to win on long-shot Barefoot Bluejeans. The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place a minimum of ten $10 win, wagers on Meadowlands races. The top ten finishers from this qualifier were: First Last Bankroll Prize $ James Sidor $674 $945 + WHHC Seat Joe Barre $506 $675 + WHHC Seat Ira Sobel $399 $540 Mike Petrucelli $252 $270 Justin Sobel $219 $135 Guy Gerber $176 $27 E. Howland $126 $27 Alan Hirschberg $118 $27 H. Frenkel $112 $27 Michael Kanter $79 $27 The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 18, 2020], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Buffalo Raceway's qualifier with one spot into the Final will be held on Saturday, March 21st. 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. All WHHC details can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 From The Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - This Saturday, March 7th the Meadowlands hosts its Last Chance WHHC Qualifier. Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to make $10 Win bets on at least ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire. Players can register on-site until 7 pm on Saturday. DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Buffalo Raceway's qualifier with one spot into the Final will be held on Saturday, March 21st. 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. All WHHC details along with a list of qualified players can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 From the Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - Anthony Altomonte of New Jersey, captured the February 22nd World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Altomonte cashed on eight of his ten wagers, allowing him to outdistance his closest competitor by $445. Altomonte is a contest veteran and has qualified for both the WHHC Finals and NHC finals via Meadowlands qualifiers. With this win he is qualified for the 2020 WHHC Final at the Meadowlands on April 18th. William Meisel of Staten Island, NY, also qualified for the April 18th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest with $413. His largest score was for $344 in race one with $80 to Place on Test Ride. The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place exactly ten $10 minimum win, place, and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races. The top ten finishers from this qualifier were: First Last Bankroll Prize $ Anthony Altomonte $858 $1,435 + WHHC Seat William Meisel $413 $1,025 + WHHC Seat Mark Kunen $360 $820 Rick Arbiter $298 $410 Patrick O'Malley $212 $205 Alison Shafer $176 $41 Chris Simonetti $121.60 $41 Brandon Spiegel $101 $41 John Steele $88 $41 John Murphy $80 $41 The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 18, 2020], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Hawthorne is hosting a WHHC Qualifier with two spots up for grabs on Saturday, February 29th and Buffalo Raceway's qualifier with one spot into the Final will be held on Saturday, March 21st. 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. All WHHC details can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 From the Meadowlands Media Department

East Rutherford, NJ - Harness racing fans can get in on the qualifying action this Saturday, February 22nd when the Meadowlands hosts its second World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier of 2020. Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to make $10 Win/Place/Show or combo WPS bets on ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire. DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Hawthorne is hosting a WHHC Qualifier with two spots up for grabs on Saturday, February 29th and Buffalo Raceway's qualifier with one spot into the Final will be held on Saturday, March 21st. 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. All WHHC details can be found at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 From the Meadowlands Media Department

East Rutherford, NJ - Patrick O'Malley of Westbury, NY, captured the January 11th World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. While O'Malley cashed on five of his contest wagers, he saved the best for last when his $50 Win/Place/Show wager on Duckies Dynasty in Race 14 netted him $2,120. His long-shot score vaulted him into first place and qualified him for the WHHC Final on April 18th. O'Malley is a contest veteran and qualified for the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship via the Winter Survival Challenge. Bob DiPalma of Househead, NY, also qualified for the April 18th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest with $621. DiPalma hit for $555 with a $50 Win & Place bet on Miss U Big Mike in the Meadowlands' thirteenth race. George Wagner of Warrington, PA, and Paul Weber of New Rochelle, NY also qualified into the WHHC Final with their third and fourth place finishes. The $400 Qualifier required contestants to place at least ten $20 minimum win, place, and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 18, 2020], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries.   DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. TVG has signed up as a partner outlet and will host their online WHHC qualifier on Saturday, February 1st. They will award two entries into the WHHC Final set for Saturday, April 18th. Buffalo Raceway will also send one lucky winner to the WHHC Final from their Qualifier scheduled for Saturday, March 21st. 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. All WHHC details can be found at Playmeadowlands.com. From the Meadowlands Media Department  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The next qualifier for the World Harness Handicapping Championship and the long-awaited return of the Can-Am Pick-4 give Meadowlands fans plenty to look forward to this Saturday (Jan. 11). The $400 WHHC qualifier offers unlimited entries to players, who can sign up at the Clubhouse Main Entrance, across from the Players Club Desk. The fee breaks down as $200 to enter and a $200 bankroll. Walk-up entries are welcome from 5:30-7 p.m. For complete information, take a look at the contest brochure at http://playmeadowlands.com/uploadedFiles/2020%20January%20WHHC%20qualifier.pdf. The popular Can-Am Pick-4 - which links up two races from the top harness venues in the game - resumes Saturday night and will be offered every Saturday thereafter. During 2019, pools for the wager that is comprised of two races from the Meadowlands and two from Woodbine Mohawk Park averaged better than $50,000. It has a 20-cent base and a low 15 percent takeout. Expert selections for the CAP4 will be offered by the TV teams of both tracks on their respective simulcast signals. Effective immediately, racing reverts to the usual two programs per week schedule of Friday and Saturday, with a first-race post time of 7:15 p.m. (The next live Thursday card takes place on July 16.) The action figures to be hot and heavy for the second week of racing in 2020, as both cards will offer 14 races. Of the 28 races, 24 will offer full 10-horse fields, three will have nine participants while one will have eight at the gate. Last weekend (Jan. 3-4) saw the magic $3-million plateau reached on Friday ($3,069,967), while, despite bad weather, Saturday still saw strong play ($2,744,766). The year 2019 was a good one for business at the Big M, with total handle up $44.5 million over 2018. "We had a great year during 2019 due to several factors," said Big M Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "First, all of us at the Meadowlands are so appreciative of the purse appropriation earmarked for the horse racing industry that was approved by New Jersey legislators, Gov. Phil Murphy, President of the New Jersey Senate Stephen Sweeney and Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly Craig Coughlin. "Second, with that money in our purse account, it created more of a level playing field in the competition for horses from nearby states. Third, combine that with the great support our horsemen have given to our entry box, it's creates an environment of big fields and competitive racing, which our faithful fans - who we could not do without - go for in a big way." THE POWERFUL PICK-4: Last weekend's 50-cent Pick-4s averaged over $100,000 a night for the second straight Friday-Saturday, as $109,614 was wagered Friday before another $94,701 was pushed through the windows Saturday. The wager that offers a $50,000 guaranteed pool and low 15 percent takeout is available nightly on Race 8. Free program pages for the bet are available at playmeadowlands.com and ustrotting.com. The carryover for the late 20-cent Jackpot Super High-Five on Friday is nearing six figures. The pot will start out at $94,800 for Friday night's 14th race. HOT STUFF: Dexter Dunn, the 2019 United States Harness Writers Association's Driver of the Year, drove five to victory lane on last Saturday's program and jumped to the top of the Big M standings with six winners. In close pursuit entering the second week of racing are Joe Bongiorno and Tyler Buter, who have five victories apiece. Andrew Harris, the leading trainer at the fall meeting, won four during Opening Week, while Ron Burke scored three times. DUNN "IN THE SULKY": Dunn will be Dave Little's "In the Sulky" guest during Friday night's "Racing from the Meadowlands" pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT: On Jan. 10, card players who are 21 or older can play Texas Hold'em on "Free Poker Friday", hosted by World Free Poker. CHECK YOU RECIPES: On Saturday, Jan. 25, it will in all probability be chilly outside, but it will definitely be chili inside, as the Big M hosts it's annual "Chili Cook Off." The contest will offer its usual "Homestyle Chili" division, and this year, a "Chili Verde" contest has been added to the festivities. Both divisions offer a $1,000 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS World Championship. In addition, there will also be a competition for the best salsa, which offers a $500 prize. For complete information and registration, go to https://chilicookoff.com/cookoffs/list. NFL PLAYOFFS HEAT UP: The NFL Playoffs are now at the conference semifinal stage and you can make your wagers and then watch the games at the Big M's FanDuel Sportsbook. This Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings head to San Francisco to take on the 49ers at 4:35 p.m. before the Baltimore Ravens host the Tennessee Titans at 8:15 p.m. On Sunday, the Houston Texans will visit the Kansas City Chiefs at 3:05 p.m. while the Green Bay Packers welcome the Seattle Seahawks at 6:40 p.m. From the Meadowlands Media Department  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Next Saturday, January 11th the Meadowlands hosts its first World Harness Handicapping Campionship Qualifier of the harness racing new year. Four spots are up for grabs in the $400 Qualifier ($200 entry plus a $200 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to make $20 Win, Place, Show or combo WPS bets on at least ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $20 a race if they desire. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm. The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is: January 10, 2020 - March 28, 2020: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 11: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 22 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 7- $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship Final is set for April 18th, 2020. 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 $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 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. Players already qualified for the WHHC Final include: Outlet First Name Last Name 2019 Summer Survival Stanley Jocz 2019 Summer Survival Leroy Kelly 2019 Summer Survival Scot Strong November Meadowlands Contest Joe Pavlica* November Meadowlands Contest Alan Hirschberg December Meadowlands Contest Russ Adams * - Spot will be taken by Joe Pavlica's father 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. From the Meadowlands Media Department

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Russ Adams of Hanover, PA, took first place in Saturday's free WHHC Qualifier at the Meadowlands. Adams won a $1,300 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com on April 18th, 2020. Adams, the photo finish/timer at Rosecroft Raceway, credited his late grandfather for helping him get the win. "I remember going to the track with him when I was young," said Adams. "He was watching out for me tonight." The contest required players to make a mythical $2 "across the board" wager on one horse in races 1 - 10 at the Meadowlands. Adams finished with $138.90, only $12.30 ahead of the second place finisher. It was a tight race throughout the night with few favorites hitting the board. The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is: January 10, 2020 - March 28, 2020: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 11: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 22 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 7- $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship Final is set for April 18th, 2020. 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 $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 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. 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. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - This Saturday, December 21, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is hosting a free harness racing handicapping contest with the Grand Prize of a $1,300 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars. The free handicapping contest is open to all patrons on Saturday and there is no fee to enter. Fans may register up until 7:15 p.m. on the night of the contest. The contest format requires players to make a mythical $2 "across the board" wager on one horse in races 1 - 10 at the Meadowlands. The winner is determined by the player that amasses the largest mythical bankroll from their selections. The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship Final is set for April 18th, 2020. 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 $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 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. DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is: January 3, 2020 - March 28, 2020: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 11: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 22 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 7- $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats 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. From the Meadowlands Media Department  

Joe Pavlica, Jr. of Lyndhurst, NJ captured the November 2nd World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Qualifier required players to place ten $5 win wagers on Meadowlands live racing. Pavlica cashed on his final $5 wager in Race 13 with long-shot #10 Kerrin Joseph A putting his bankroll at $200. This catapulted Joe into first place and the Qualifier win. Alan Hirschberg of Forest Hills, NY, also qualified for the April 18th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest. Hirschberg, a regular WHHC contest participant, hit on six of his ten wagers to finish with an $86 bankroll. Pavlica and Hirschberg will join Leroy Kelly of Hickory Hills, NY, Scot Strong of Parma Heights, Ohio and Stan Jocz of Clay, NY; winners of the Meadowlands Summer Survival Challenge, in the 2020 WHHC Final. DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship Final is set for April 18th, 2020. 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 $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 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. 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. by Rachel Ryan for the Meadowlands  

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Kindergarten Classic will be in the spotlight Saturday (Nov. 2) night at the Meadowlands, when $868,300 in purse money will be doled out among four finals in the harness racing event for 2-year-olds. El Ideal, who is off a 6¼-length score last week, takes on Sky Castles, a winner of two in a row, in the colts and geldings trot. The filly trot pits Creature Of Habit against Senorita Rita. Both come in having won two straight. In the filly pace, Rocknificent and Hen Party will renew their rivalry with both having won two in a row. When the pair met on Oct. 22, it was Rocknificent prevailing by just a neck. Chief Mate (1:50.4) and Ideal Perception (1:51.3) both established lifetime-bests in taking their respective final preliminaries and top the male pace. Live racing takes place this Friday and Saturday. Post time is 7:15 p.m. WHHC QUALIFIER: The World Harness Handicapping Championship returns to the Meadowlands on Saturday (Nov. 2), with the first of six qualifiers presented by DerbyWars.com. Players will have to pay a $100 total fee ($50 entry plus a $50 real-money bankroll) to participate in the competition that requires one to place $5 win wagers on any 10 Meadowlands races. Prize winnings will be awarded to the Top 10 finishers, while the top two will earn berths in the WHHC. On-site registration is available until 7:15 p.m. the night of the contest. For more information, go to http://playmeadowlands.com/uploadedFiles/2019%20November%20WHHC%20qualifier.pdf. The remaining Meadowlands WHHC qualifier schedule is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 21: Free handicapping contest (one seat) Jan. 3, 2020 through March 28, 2020: Free online Survival Challenge (three WHHC seats) Saturday, Jan. 11: $400 Qualifier with four WHHC seats Saturday, Feb. 22: $200 contest with two WHHC seats Saturday, March 7: $200 contest with two WHHC seats DRINK FROM THE CUP: This weekend, Santa Anita Park will be the center of the Thoroughbred - and simulcast - racing universe as the 2019 edition of the Breeders' Cup will take place with five races on Day One and nine more on Day Two, featuring the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic. On Friday (Nov. 1), post time at Santa Anita is 1:45 p.m. EDT while the first Breeders' Cup event takes place at 4:12 p.m. On Saturday (Nov. 2), post time for the first race is 1:07 p.m. The first Cup race is at 2:55 p.m. with the Classic scheduled for 8:44 p.m. Watch and wager on the Breeders' Cup at the Meadowlands. LOOKING AHEAD: Several - if not many - divisional honors, as well as Horse of the Year, could be determined on Saturday (Nov. 23) on Fall Final 4/TVG Night at the Big M. There will be four stakes events for 2-year-olds: the $470,000 Goldsmith Maid (filly trot), $400,000 Three Diamonds (filly pace), $400,000 Valley Victory (colt trot) and $490,000 Governor's Cup (colt pace). In addition, some of the biggest equine stars in the game will be in action in the TVG Mare Trot (for a purse of $175,000), TVG Mare Pace ($175,000), TVG Open Trot ($350,000) and TVG Open Pace ($350,000). Racing fans may recall the 2018 TVG Open Pace, which resulted in a dominant 1:48 score by McWicked to lock up Horse of the Year honors. MARVELOUS MOHAWK: Last weekend, a great job was done by all at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as all 12 Breeders Crown races were held at Canada's top venue with one exciting finish after another. Betting over the course of the two days was just over $6.6 million, despite a Saturday evening that saw rainy weather. "Congratulations to our friends in Canada and the Hambletonian Society for putting on a spectacular event," said Meadowlands' Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "The races and their TV production was not only well-received on track, but at the Meadowlands and all other simulcast outlets as well." From the Meadowlands Media Department  

The first of six Meadowlands Qualifiers for the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is Saturday, November 2. Next Saturday's qualifier has a $100 total fee ($50 entry plus a $50 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to place $5 win wagers on any ten Meadowlands races. The top two finishers will earn spots in the WHHC with prize money to be paid out to the Top 10 finishers. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15pm. More information is available at http://playmeadowlands.com/contests.aspx?id=193 The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is: Saturday, December 21- Free Handicapping Contest - 1 seat January 3, 2020 - March 28, 2020: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 11: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 22 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 7- $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night beginning September 21. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship Final is set for April 18th, 2020. 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 $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 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. 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. From the Meadowlands Media Department

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com - offering a record $150,000 prize pool - is set for Saturday, April 18th, 2020. On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool. The total prize pool is based on 150 entries, with 100% of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls. "Our partnership with DerbyWars.com has allowed the WHHC prize pool to increase each year and return 100% of the entry fees as prizes," said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "We hope to see participation by both the players and industry also continue to increase." "Last year's WHHC prize pool topped $100,000 for the first time," said Mark Midland, CEO of DerbyWars. "We're excited to be part of this growing contest." 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 $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 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 Meadowland's 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows: November 2, 2019: $100 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats Saturday, December 21- Free Handicapping Contest - 1 seat January 3, 2020 - March 28, 2020: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 11: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 22 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 7- $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night beginning September 21. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Leroy Kelly of Hickory Hills, NY, Scot Strong of Parma Heights, Ohio and Stan Jocz of Clay, NY; winners of the Meadowlands Summer Survival Challenge, have already qualified for the 2020 WHHC Final. "We are looking forward to the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars," said Jason Settlemoir, COO & GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "DerbyWars is a terrific partner for both the contest and the industry." 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. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

The always popular Meadowlands Championship Meet Survival Challenge powered by 123Racing is back for the 2019 Championship Meet. Cash prizes and World Harness Handicapping Championship seats are up for grabs in this online competition which begins Friday, May 3rd. Registration is now open. Trackmaster will provide Platinum Past Performances for each night of the contest. The game covers the Meadowlands' Championship Meet, featuring millions in stakes races and the best pacers and trotters in the sport. The game concludes on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 3, 2019. The winner is determined by the highest total bankroll at the end of the Challenge based on a $2 "across the board" wager [win, place and show] on selections for three designated races each program. However, to continue in the game, entrants have to "survive" by finishing in-the-money [first through third] with at least one of their selections each day. Failing to do so or not making selections knocks the player out of the game. To aid in the player's survival one "lucky horseshoe" is given. The lucky horseshoe is a "free pass" given to all Challenge participants that allows the player to survive if he does not make selections for a race card or all three of his selections fail to hit the board. The grand prize is $1,000 & 2020 WHHC Spot The second-place prize is $500 & 2020 WHHC Spot The third-place prize is $250 & 2020 WHHC Spot Most Winners prize is $250 The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada 18 years and older, and all selections must be made through the format provided on the Survival Challenge website page. No selections will be accepted by phone, fax, e-mail or any other means. Trackmaster Platinum Past performances for the three designated races will be provided through the game board. The deadline for selections each day is 30 minutes before 7:15 p.m. post time for the first race. The only exception being Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 3 [post time 12 noon]. After 30 minutes to post, all selections are final. To set up a username and password, and for more of the contest rules, visit www.survival-challenge.com.   Rachel Ryan

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