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83 Horses Entered for Friday's Meadowlands Opener; Overfilled Fields Dominate Six-Race All-Turf Card

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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The Meadowlands Racetrack opens for live Thoroughbred racing this Friday, Oct. 12, with a six-race program attracting a total of 83 entries.  Every race on the program has overfilled, with each field limited to 10 runners as the portable rail will be set out 17 feet. 

            Friday’s featured event, a $30,000 allowance/optional claiming race at one mile, will go as the fifth on the card with an estimated post of 4:19 p.m.  Among those entered are New Jersey-breds Seventy Niner and Richiefromshoprite, third last out in the New Jersey Breeders Handicap. 

            Meadowlands gates will open at 11 a.m., with the first live race set for 2:15 p.m.  Free general parking and admission will prevail throughout the meet, with all patrons entering through the West Grandstand gate.  Live programs are just $1. 

            Thoroughbred racing at the Big M is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 12 through Nov. 3.  On Fridays fields will be limited to 10 starters, while on Saturdays, 12 runners will be permitted as the rail will be set at zero feet. 

            For more information visit www.monmouthpark.com or call 201-935-8500. 

 


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