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Friday, November 20, 2009


The 2010 Harness Meet at Meadowlands Racetrack begins the first weekend of the New Year with 7 p.m. cards on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2.

The track will follow a Wednesday - Sunday racing schedule through March. Post times are 7 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. In addition, a matinee card will be raced at 1:10 p.m. on President's Day, Monday, February 15.

The schedule shifts to three-day weeks, Thursday - Saturday, in April, May and June, with the additions of Sundays, April 11 and 18, May 9 (Mother's Day), June 20 (Father's Day) and Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day). Beginning June 30, the track returns to a Wednesday - Saturday schedule through August 7, and the summer meet concludes with weekend-only cards August 13-14 and 20-21. The $1.5 million Hambletonian will be contested during a special matinee card on Saturday, August 7.

Harness racing returns for five dates in December, with weekend cards Dec. 10-11 and 17-18, in addition to Wednesday - Friday, Dec. 29-31. The December 31 card will be raced as a matinee.

An action-packed 48-date Thoroughbred meet will be raced September 28 - December 4. Post times are 1:10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 7 p.m. Thursday - Saturday.

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