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Meadowlands Qualifiers Rescheduled

Published: March 31, 2017 10:31 am ET

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Please be advised that due to unsafe track conditions, this morning's qualifiers slated for the Meadowlands have been rescheduled for tomorrow Saturday, April 1.

Qualifiers will get underway at 10:00 a.m. with a number of stars from 2016 slated to make seasonal debuts, including the likes of older trotter Crazy Wow and four-year-olds Check Six and Boston Red Rocks.

Another action filled Saturday is on tap at with two important Kentucky Derby preps filling the afternoon followed by eleven live races once darkness falls.

The Florida and Louisiana Derby each go for a million dollars with the winners gaining important entry points and momentum on the path to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

Here on the home track, there's action a plenty for horseplayers including the "$50 Last Chance Qualifier" to get a seat in the Big Kahuna, the $50,000 Guaranteed World Harness Handicapping Contest on April 29 at The Meadowlands.

On the track, the feature race is the sixth where a field of eight talented pacers square off for a purse of $20,000, led by the gritty five-year-old Artistic Major. A career winner of more than a half million dollars, the Art Major horse has enjoyed success over the Meadowlands mile including his 1:48.1 career fastest in a leg of the Graduate Series here last spring for owner/trainer Steve Elliott and partners David Van Dusen, Michael Cimaglio and Gunjan Patel. Artistic Major moves back into overnight competition on Saturday after a pair of unsuccessful tries against top competition in the Levy FFA series at Yonkers.

The NCAA March Madness tournament continues with Final Four match-ups and it's also Raining Cash at The Meadowlands on Saturday evening, adding two more entertainment options to your evening of possibilities.

First race post time is 7:15 p.m.

(with files from The Meadowlands)

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