East Rutherford, NJ [Oct. 19, 2009] -- Apprentice rider Alice Cartwright posted her first career win aboard Lanave, a 4-year-old gelding also breaking his maiden, in the fourth race Monday afternoon at Meadowlands Racetrack.

It marked the first win in 60 career tries for Cartwright, who made her debut in the saddle on June 19 at Monmouth Park. Cartwright and Lanave prevailed by a head over No Fret in the $10,000 six-furlong event and paid $14.60 to win. Lanave, trained by Pat McBurney and owned by Jacques Moore, was 0-for-16 entering the race.

OKTOBERFEST SET FOR SATURDAY

Beer. 'Brats. T'breds. Celebrate all three at Meadowlands Racetrack's Oktoberfest in Paddock Park on Saturday, October 24.

Enjoy unlimited samplings of 25 beers, an all-you-can-eat German buffet, live music by Trigger and drawings for iPods and betting vouchers - all for just $48 per person!

Price includes racetrack admission, program and a $5 betting voucher. (Excludes tax and gratuity). Live racing begins at 7 p.m. For advance reservations, call 201-THE-BIGM.