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Overview Of Meadows ‘Adios Week’

Published: July 18, 2016 11:34 am ET

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Adios Week, the annual extravaganza of world-class harness racing and family fun at The Meadows, is set to get underway.

This year, Adios Week will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Delvin Miller Adios ‘Pace for the Orchids.’ The stakes event will kick off with eliminations on Saturday afternoon (July 23). The final of the $500,000 (estimated) Adios, a showcase and proving ground for the sport’s best three-year-old pacers, is scheduled to take place during the afternoon of Saturday, July 30.

Between those two anchors, The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association will provide a rich variety of musical entertainment, food and beverage specials, giveaways and contests designed for veteran fans as well as those new to the sport.

Throughout Adios Week, fans will enjoy video presentations and live interviews highlighting 50 years of the Pace for the Orchids, including rare footage of the late Delvin Miller, who founded The Meadows and the Adios, and named the race for his foundation sire.

Other Adios Week highlights appear below.

Saturday, July 23
In addition to Adios elims, festivities include the annual Miss Adios contest — a perennial fan favourite — and an Adios hat giveaway (while supplies last) courtesy of Xpress Bet for Meadows Racing Player Rewards members.

Monday, July 25
Fans are invited to participate in a handicapping contest, as well as Harness Racing Bingo.

Tuesday, July 26
Meadows Racing Player Rewards members can receive mystery vouchers and win cash prizes.

Wednesday, July 27
Adios T-shirts will be given away to Meadows Racing Player Rewards members (while supplies last).

Friday, July 29
Friday’s card features two $60,000 (est.) Grand Circuit events — the Ed Ryan Trot and the Judge Joe McGraw Trot. DJ Dale Allen performs, and hoodies will be given away (while supplies last) to Meadows Racing Player Rewards members. It’s ‘Family Fun Night,’ coordinated by the MSOA.

Saturday, July 30
Five Grand Circuit stakes will complement the Adios final. The Adios Day card will offer four multi-race wagers with guaranteed pools totaling $45,000. Dale Allen will perform, and 970AM ESPN will broadcast live.


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