Meadowlands Pace Night News Centre

Trot Insider provided live coverage of the stakes-laden and historic Meadowlands Pace card that took place on Saturday (July 17) in East Rutherford, N.J.

Recaps from "the Greatest Night in Harness Racing" are available below.

Lawless Shadow Wins the 2021 Meadowlands Pace
Lawless Shadow, who was second past the winning post in the 45th edition of the Meadowlands Pace, was elevated to first in the $700,000 event for three-year-old pacers held Saturday evening (July 17) at The on

Melander Duo Sweep Dancer Splits
Trainer Marcus Melander again heads toward the Hambletonian with a strong contingent as displayed by pupils Dancinginthedark M and Sonofamistery in the two divisions of the $273,500 Stanley Dancer Memorial on Saturday (July 17) at The on

Unswerving Victories For Allywag Hanover, Cattlewash In Haughton
Shuffled back in the early going, a resilient Allywag Hanover was urged late in the lane by driver Todd McCarthy to win the $265,400 first division of the William R. Haughton Memorial for free-for-all pacers at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 17) in a blazing 1:47.1. Cattlewash and David Miller captured the second division in on

Beads Bests Peers In Hambletonian Maturity
Beads barreled from post 10 in the initial straightaway sprint to land a pocket trip, and then shook loose in the homestretch dash to win the $400,000 E.T. Gerry Jr. Hambletonian Maturity on Saturday (July 17) at The on

World Record For JK First Lady
The promised rain started to fall just before Saturday's (July 17) $178,500 Dorothy Haughton Memorial for pacing mares at The Meadowlands, but the impeccably-bred JK First Lady didn’t let the weather bother her at all, as she benefited from a perfect Dexter Dunn drive to break the world record for four-year-old pacing mares by way of a 1:47.4 on

Manchego Equals 'Big M' Track Record In Miss Versatility
As soon as driver Dexter Dunn got on the track with Manchego for Saturday’s (July 17) $40,000 fourth leg of the Miss Versatility Series for trotting mares at The Meadowlands, he had a good feeling. Dunn’s initial impression proved on.

Stakes Record For Hot Mess Express
While it may not have been a slam dunk, Hot Mess Express proved resolute under pressure to record a 1:48.3 win in the $174,400 Mistletoe Shalee for three-year-old pacing fillies at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 17) on

Donna Soprano, You Ato Dream Earn New Marks In Del Miller
Donna Soprano and You Ato Dream strengthened their credentials as legitimate Hambletonian Oaks contenders with victories in their respective divisions of the $281,500 Delvin Miller Memorial for three-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands on Saturday evening (July 17) on

Total handle for the 14-race program was $4,503,213, marking the second occurrence of Meadowlands Pace Night handle eclipsing the $4.5-million mark in the past 13 years. Bettors wagered $677,992 on the Pace itself, representing the highest handle for The Meadowlands' signature event for three-year-old pacing colts in the past decade.

Racing at The Meadowlands resumes Friday (July 23); first post is 6:20 p.m. EDT.

To view results from the Saturday card, click the following link: Saturday Results - Meadowlands.


Despite the heavy rain, all 8 paces went in sub-1:50. I don't think that's ever happened at a North American racetrack before.

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