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Friday, August 28, 2009


MEADOWLANDS CUP LEADS THOROUGHBRED MEET STAKES SCHEDULE


Four graded stakes events, topped by the $300,000 Grade 2 Meadowlands Cup on Friday, Oct. 16, highlight the schedule for the 2009 Thoroughbred Meet, Oct. 1 - Dec. 5, at Meadowlands Racetrack.

The 47-day meet, which features just over $1.4 million in stakes purses, kicks off with a trio of special matinee cards Thursday, Oct. 1 - Saturday, Oct. 3. Post time is 1:10 p.m.


Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, racing will be conducted five days a week for the meet with Monday and Tuesday afternoon cards starting at 1:10 p.m. Action will shift to the nighttime for Thursday, Friday and Saturday cards, which get underway at 7 p.m., with the exception of matinee racing on Thursday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 9. The track will be dark Sundays and Wednesdays, and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26.

Click here for the 2009 Thoroughbred Meet calendar: http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/racingDates2009.asp

The entire stakes schedule is as follows:

Date, Stakes, Age, Distance
Sat., Oct. 3, $125,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes Gr. III, 3yo and Up, One Mile & One Sixteenth (Turf)
Sat., Oct. 10, $125,000 Violet Stakes Gr. III, F&M, 3yo & Up, One Mile & One Sixteenth (Turf)
Sat., Oct. 16, $300,000 Meadowlands Cup Gr. II, 3yo and Up, One Mile & One Eighth
Fri., Oct. 16, $60,000 Princeton Stakes, 3yo, One Mile & 3 Eighths (Turf)
Sat., Oct. 17, $60,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes, Fillies, 3yo, Five Furlongs (Turf)
Fri., Oct. 16, $60,000 Thomas Edison Stakes, 3yo and Up, Five Furlongs (Turf)
Fri., Oct. 23, $65,000 Eillo Stakes, 3yo and Up, Six Furlongs
Sat., Oct. 24, $65,000 Seton Hall University Stakes, F&M, 3yo & Up, Six Furlongs
Fri., Oct. 30, $60,000 John Henry Stakes, 3yo and Up, One Mile & 3 Eighths (Turf)
Sat., Oct. 31, $60,000 Witches Brew Stakes, F&M, 3yo & Up, Five Furlongs (Turf)
Sat., Oct. 31, $35,000 Grey Ghost Starter Handicap, 3yo and Up, One Mile & One Sixteenth (Turf)
Fri., Nov. 6, $150,000 Pegasus Stakes Gr. III, 3yo, One Mile & One Eighth
Fri., Nov. 13, $60,000 Jersey Juvenile (Fillies), 2yo, Six Furlongs
Fri., Nov. 13, $60,000 Jersey Juvenile (Colts), 2yo, Six Furlongs
Fri., Nov. 20, $60,000 Honey Bee Stakes, Fillies, 3yo, One Mile & One Sixteenth
Fri., Nov. 27, $65,000 Alysheba Stakes, 3yo and Up, One Mile & One Sixteenth


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