Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host the first night of live racing in the glorious new facility on Saturday, November 23. The program is headed by the last leg of the TVG Free For All series with the stars of the open division prepping for next week’s $500,000 finals.
The $50,000 TVG Pace (race seven) features the richest pacer in harness racing history, Foiled Again, facing seven worthy rivals as he nears $6 million in career earnings. Yannick Gingras will be aboard the ageless wonder for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing, Weaver / Bruscemi and JJK Racing.
Breeders Crown winner Market Share heads up a field of six in the second race, the $50,000 TVG trot. Last year’s Hambletonian winner starts from post two with Tim Tetrick listed to drive for trainer Linda Toscano and owners Richard Gutnick, TLP Stable and William Augustine.
The thirteen race card will get underway at 7:15pm. The feature promotion is a $1 million jackpot offered to the customer able to correctly select the winner of all thirteen races. Details for that promotion will be available at the track.
New Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural spoke of the response by horsemen to the task of filling the opening day card. “I appreciate the response of the trainers and owners to the short box yesterday,” said Gural. “The number of entries more than doubled by Wednesday morning and we were able to card full fields.” “We have a great opportunity to attract new customers with this modern facility and a strong product is imperative. We want to give our fans competitive, exciting races when they make the choice to come to our track. I look forward to seeing many of you Thursday for the preview dinner or on Saturday night.”
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