Positive Changes Galore in Store for 2013
Racing fans anxious for the return of the
world’s greatest harness action will be greeted with many exciting changes in
From a new front office staff stressing
unsurpassed customer service to a revamped stakes schedule and betting menu,
and fan-friendly promotions, the New Meadowlands will continue to offer great wagering
and entertainment value as a new grandstand rises in the backstretch.
The new stakes menu will be spiced up with the emphasis
on more seasoned performers, starting with the All Sires for three-year-old
pacers who were nonwinners of $100,000 in 2012.
The Meadowlands Maturity will be for four-year-old pacers and trotters. The Hudson River is a traveling series for
four and five-year-old Open Pacers.
Action will really heat up in the Fall when the
new grandstand makes its debut and there will be two $500,000 Meadowlands FFA
Championships on the trot and pace.
Three-year-old winners of the Meadowlands Pace, Hambletonian and Breeders
Crown will be invited with possible Horse of the Year honors on the line.
Also on November 30, the Fall Final Four
returns with the Goldsmith Maid, Governor’s Cup, Three Diamonds and Valley
The ABC system of classification has been
revived to make overnight racing even more competitive.
The new wagering format menu provides the
bettors with more of what they want, and the most popular bet, an additional
Pick 4. The early Pick 4 has a nightly
guarantee of $25,000, and the late Pick 4 guarantee is $50,000 Thursday and
Friday, and $75,000 on Saturday.
New technology will provide behind-the-scenes
coverage from the race paddock to further enhance an award winning simulcast
In addition to free admission and free live
racing programs on Thursday and Friday, New Meadowlands guests looking for some
additional fun only need to visit the Paddock Level Promotions Table for
information on a busy line-up of nightly contests like Harness Racing Bingo.
World Free Poker and Handicapping tournaments
are back, including the big one, the World Harness Handicapping Championship on
Terraces Restaurant now offers a fabulous Wine
and Food Pairing Buffet.
The New Meadowlands is a perfect combination of
what’s new and the tradition of major events such as the Hambletonian.
World class racing and wagering options, fun
promotions, great food and entertainment value in an energetic,
It all gets underway Opening Weekend, Friday,
December 28 and Saturday, December 29.
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