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Horses, Ostriches & Camels - Oh My!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday night at the Meadowlands offered a something for everybody. On the racetrack, the $25,700 final of the Caramore series went to Redneck Outlaw and Vinny Ginsberg in 1:50.3. Vinny settled him off the pace and launched an extended first over move at favored Long Live Rock, eventually wearing that one down to score a length victory for trainer Vincent Fusco and owner Gina Frazzitta. 

    Promotion-wise, Saturday was the second annual camel and ostrich races. The crowd of 7,181 was vocal and the action fast, with the birds performing after race six and the camels after the tenth. Local charities were awarded checks after the promotion, with Tunnel to Towers and Garden of Dreams reaping the benefits. 

    Handle-wise, all sources was up 22% over 2012 at $2,066,758 while the live in the building number was up 26% over last year. 

    Racing resumes next Friday with the New Jersey Sires Stakes for two year olds taking center stage. 


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