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Derby Preps, Final Four & Harness Racing, Oh My

Friday, March 31, 2017

  Another action filled Saturday is on tap at The Meadowlands with two important Kentucky Derby preps filling the afternoon followed by eleven live races once darkness falls. 

  

The Florida and Louisiana Derby each go for a million dollars with the winners gaining important entry points and momentum on the path to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. 

  

Here on the home track, there's action a plenty for horseplayers including the "$50 Last Chance Qualifier" to get a seat in the Big Kahuna, the $50,000 Guaranteed World Harness Handicapping Contest on April 29 right here at The Meadowlands. 

  

On the course, the feature race is the sixth where a field of eight talented pacers square off for a purse of $20,000, led by the gritty five-year-old Artistic Major. A career winner of more than a half million dollars, the Art Major horse has enjoyed success over the Meadowlands mile including his 1:48.1 career fastest in a leg of the Graduate Series here last spring for owner/trainer Steve Elliott and partners David Van Dusen, Michael Cimaglio and Gunjan Patel. Artistic Major moves back into overnight competition on Saturday after a pair of unsuccessful tries against top competition in the Levy FFA series at Yonkers. 

  

The NCAA March Madness tournament continues with Final Four match-ups and it's also Raining Cash at The Meadowlands on Saturday evening, adding two more entertainment options to your evening of possibilities. 

  

It all starts at 7:15 p.m. 

 


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