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Meadowlands Raise Purses, Adds More Earnings Opportunities

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Purses will increase 25 percent for the non-winners of one and non-winners two classes at the Meadowlands beginning Friday, June 8.   


In addition, all horses competing in overnight races at the Meadowlands will earn money regardless of where they finish.  Beginning Friday, June 8, horses finishing 6-10 will receive two percent of the purse value.  The additional payout will not effect the current purse distribution to the top five finishers, nor does it apply to stakes races or late closers.


Two new series for four and five-year-old horses who are winners of at least $50,000 lifetime but under $150,000 have also been added to the summer schedule.  Nominations will close Wednesday, June 20 for the Buddy Gilmour for pacers and Paul Doherty for trotters.  Both stakes consist of two $20,000 preliminary legs and an estimated $60,000 final.  The nominating fee for both events is $1000.   


The Buddy Gilmour will be raced on consecutive Saturdays beginning July 7.  The Paul Doherty will be raced Fridays beginning June 29.  The earnings cap for mares in the Doherty is $200,000 lifetime.


Contact the Meadowlands race office for more information.   


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