Continuing its massive investment in harness racing, Crawford Farms, located on more than 100 acres in Central New York, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the Meadowlands Pace, to be broadcast nationally for the first time since 1999. The $750,000 classic for the sport’s premier 3-year-old pacers will air on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, July 12.
Crawford Farms has also been a major sponsor at the two Upstate New York tracks owned by Jeff Gural, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, for several seasons.
“Crawford Farms is very excited about the multiple sponsorships with Vernon Downs, Tioga Downs and the Meadowlands including the Crawford Farms Trot and the Kindergarten Classic,” said Crawford Farms owner Michelle Crawford. “We feel strongly that more marketing dollars must be spent by all participants for our industry to grow and prosper. A television presence as well as any media production is what our industry needs to thrive. As a New York breeder we are in an industry that needs our support and we are happy to partner with Jeff Gural and his efforts.”
Crawford Farms was the leading consignor at the 2013 Morrisville Yearling Sale and a major seller at both the Lexington and Harrisburg sales.
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