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Meadowlands Poised for a Big Opening Weekend

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The world’s greatest harness racing makes its return this weekend to East Rutherford, New Jersey for opening weekend of the 2013 Meadowlands standardbred Meet.    


The upcoming meet comes with a few wrinkles, including a re-introduction to Classified Racing, which will give the Meadowlands customer better betting races, more value and fewer short priced favorites. 


Opening night is Friday, with post time set for 7:15 p.m.  In addition to a tremendous betting card with full fields making up twelve races, a new bet makes its debut in the $25,000 Early Pick 4 (Races 3-6).  The $15,000 Pick 5 (Races 1-5) and the $50,000 Late Pick 4 (Races 7-10) make their return to the wagering format. 


Friday night will also feature many great promotions for the Meadowlands customer.  Free admission and a free live program will get you started.  Beat The Boss is back, where bettors try to take down the boss, Chairman Jeffrey Gural in a handicapping contest.  The Cash It or Stash It promotion returns along with rides in the starting car and a paddock tour. 


Saturday night features 13 great races with full fields and the 2013 Meadowlands calendar giveaway. There is a driver autograph session beginning at 6 p.m., That’s My Driver promotion, rides in the starting car and much more!  The Meadowlands Racetrack will raise the Late Pick 4 (Races 7-10) guarantee on Saturday night to $75,000 as it reasserts itself as harness racing’s best bet!   


There is something for everyone on opening weekend and there is just one place to be this Friday and Saturday night, the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Post time for both cards is 7:15 p.m. 

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