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Kindergarten Card at The Meadowlands on Friday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Those who appreciate 2-year-old racing will adore the Friday card at The Meadowlands where ten of the eleven races are Kindergarten divisions of the fourth leg and all but four horses on the entire eleven race program are rookies. 


The Kindergarten races are comprised of two divisions each for pacing fillies and colts and three for each sex of the trotters, all of which will go for a purse of $10,000. Also on the table are points toward the $175,000e Kindergarten finals which will be raced at The Meadowlands on Saturday, November 4 after the last preliminary leg goes at Vernon Downs on October 26. 


The most accomplished of the freshmen racing in the Friday Kindergarten leg are a pair of Donato Hanover trotting colts come along in the ninth race. That split pits PA Sires Stakes final winner Fashionwoodchopper against Reynolds winner Farsetti Hanover ,who was a winner last week in leg three. 


Fashionwoodchopper (PP #7) has but two wins in five starts but they were timely ones. A PASS win in August cemented his position in the $252,000 final and he converted that opportunity into a state crown at odds of 38-1 for driver David Miller and trainer Jim Campbell. Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farms is the owner. 


Farsetti Hanover (PP #4) was third in the Peter Haughton final, won the Reynolds and was an easy winner of his Kindergarten leg as the 2-5 choice last week. Marcus Miller drives for his father, trainer Erv who owns the colt in a partnership with George Golemes and David Prushnok. 


The Kindergarten point standings may be viewed on The Meadowlands website. 


All of the Meadowlands dining options are available all weekend, call for reservations. 


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