Sunday, September 27 2009


88 HORSES ENTERED FOR THURSDAY OPENER AT THE BIG M


The Meadowlands Racetrack opens this Thursday, Oct. 1, with a nine-race program that attracted a total of 88 entries. The 47-day meet will run through Dec. 5.

Thursday’s opener gets underway at 1:10 p.m. Racing at the Big M will be conducted at 1:10 p.m. for the first seven cards (Oct. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9) before moving to a regular schedule of day cards on Mondays and Tuesdays, and night racing on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dark days will be Sundays and Wednesdays plus Thursday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. All day cards will start at 1:10 p.m., with night racing getting underway at 7:00 p.m.





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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.





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Wednesday, April 01 2009


NETS STAR HARRIS AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS PROGRAM HORSE AROUND AT MEADOWLANDS


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NETS star Devin Harris visited Meadowlands Racetrack with 30 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen and Passaic Counties on Tuesday, March 31.

Harris and the kids, who ranged in age from eight to 16, visited the barns of trainers Robbie Siegelman and John McDermott and the Meadowlands Equine Clinic, run by Dr. Brian MacNamara, to examine and learn about Standardbred racehorses as athletes.





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Friday, February 13 2009


MEADOWLANDS ADDS POKER TO PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE


Meadowlands Racetrack and NJ Free Poker (NJFP) will host free Texas Hold'em tournaments Friday nights on the Clubhouse Level beginning February 27.

Professional dealers will offer free poker lessons at 6:30 p.m.; the free tournament begins at 7 p.m. All participants will receive free admission passes and a live racing program. While there is no gambling at the poker tables, participants can enter drawings to win mutuel vouchers.





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Friday, January 30 2009


NJSEA RECOGNIZED FOR ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT TRAINING


East Rutherford, NJ [January 29, 2009] -- The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is a recipient of TEAM Coalition’s 2008 Hall of Fame Award for training in alcohol management.

Twenty-six members of NJSEA senior management were certified in TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Coalition’s alcohol management program in 2008. All NJSEA operations staff will undergo TEAM training in 2009.





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Thursday, January 29 2009


MEADOWLANDS HAS JOB OPENING FOR TRACKMAN


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - January 29, 2009 - The Meadowlands has announced a job opening for a trackman to work under the racetrack superintendent.

The position is track operations supervisor and the salary range is $51,100 to $78,900 with an excellent benefits package.





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Friday, January 09 2009


TERRACES INTRODUCES NEW MENU, VIP AREA; PEGASUS TO BUILD ON GROUP BUSINESS IN 2009


East Rutherford, NJ [Jan. 9, 2009] -- Meadowlands Racetrack and ARAMARK, the racetrack’s exclusive caterer and food and beverage service provider, will unveil several exciting changes to the racetrack’s Terraces and Pegasus restaurants in 2009.

Terraces will become the track’s premier dining destination with a new, contemporary menu that focuses on the use of locally grown, seasonal ingredients. The menu will feature bistro classics with a twist, such as Classic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, Steak Frites and Roasted Free Range Chicken. New menu items will be introduced weekly.





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Wednesday, January 07 2009


MEADOWLANDS POSTS GAINS IN HANDLE FOR 2008


Despite negative trends throughout the racing industry, total wagering on racing at the Meadowlands in 2008 was up more than five percent.

All sources handle on the Meadowlands’ January – August harness meet was $354.8 million, up 7 percent from the $331.7 million wagered in 2007. For the recently wrapped 17-date Holiday Harness Meet, the total average daily handle was $2,645,212, a 10.4 percent increase over the 2007 daily average of $2,396,958.





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Monday, December 29 2008


NJAW GOING MOBILE IN 2009


East Rutherford, NJ [Dec. 27, 2008] -- New Jersey Account Wagering (NJAW) members will soon be able to place their bets anytime, anywhere via cell phones and PDAs.

With technology provided by Sona Mobile, NJAW will launch its mobile wagering platform in early 2009. Account holders will be able to view real-time racing and account information and place wagers with mobile devices including BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Mobile cellular phones.





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Tuesday, November 25 2008


WAGERING, ATTENDANCE UP AT MEADOWLANDS THOROUGHBRED MEET


The Meadowlands concluded the 2008 Thoroughbred meet with positive gains in both total handle and attendance.

Total common pool handle for the 40-date meet, which spanned six cards a week from September 30 – November 15, was $62,940,501 vs. $60,127,478 for a 41-date meet in 2007. The average daily total handle was $1,573,513, a 7.3 percent increase over the $1,466,524 in 2007. One card during the 2008 meet was canceled after the second race due to inclement weather. Daily attendance averaged 3,556, marking a 13 percent increase over the 3,137 average in 2007 [Sept 3 – Nov. 10].





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Saturday, November 15 2008


‘OGGIE’ HAS HIS WAY IN MEADOWLANDS FEATURE, MEET TITLES AWARDED


East Rutherford, NJ [Nov. 15, 2008] - Oggies Way wore down the pacesetter in the final strides to win the $51,000 featured seventh race allowance on closing night of the 2008 Thoroughbred Meet at the Meadowlands.

Ridden by Victor Santiago, Oggies Way stalked Defrerest Of All into the stretch and edged clear in the final furlong to take the mile and 70-yard event in 1:43 over a sloppy track. He paid $12.80, $7.00 and $3.60. Red Planet rallied between horses to finish a neck behind in second. Rolled Up narrowly beat out Defrerest Of All for the show spot.





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Friday, November 14 2008


KING BLING SPARKLES IN MEADOWLANDS FEATURE


East Rutherford, NJ [November 13, 2008] King Bling made a late move down the stretch to win the featured $50,000 allowance Thursday night at the Meadowlands.

With Taylor Hole aboard King Bling picked up his second win of the year as he took the one mile-70 yard race over a sloppy track in 1:43.0. Deep Run Down was 2 3-4 lengths behind for second. Stars Night Out prevailed in a photo for show in the night’s sixth race. King Bling paid $10.80, $5.80, and $4.20.





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