With Freehold soon to close for the summer and the major stakes visiting Mohawk Racetrack and Pocono Downs, the Meadowlands Racetrack has structured several late-closing series to offer Freehold horsemen classes for their horses during the month of June.
Events will be available for trotters, pacing mares, and pacing horses and geldings that have made a minimum of six starts at Freehold in 2013 or are classified as 'C-2' at the Meadowlands as of May 27. Winners of over $30,000 in 2013 are ineligible.
There will be two $10,000 legs and a $20,000 (added) final for each throughout the month of June. Nomination requires a fee of $100 which must be received by the racing office by Tuesday, May 28. There is no entry fee.
"While The Championship Meet has its place in the lures of harness racing for providing the best racing of the year, the Meadowlands believes we owe something to the horsemen of New Jersey and those horsemen that have supported us all year," said the track's director of Racing Operations, Darin Zoccali. "We are very pleased to offer these series to give New Jersey horsemen an opportunity to stay at home, race for larger purses than they typically race for and to do so on harness racing's biggest stage, the Championship Meet at the Meadowlands."
The nomination form will be available on the Meadowlands' website and you may contact the racing office for further information at 877-782-2537.