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Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

January 22, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Tickets Go On Sale To General Public On Jan. 24

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Jan. 24, starting at 10 a.m.

Now in its fifth year as a 3-day event, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, to take place at beautiful ...

Two Horses Born In New Jersey Headed To Harness Racing Hall Of Fame

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous, ...

Pegasus World Cup Preview: City Of Light And Accelerate Renew Rivalry

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26.

Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular.

The inaugural running of the Pegasus in 2017 was billed as a clash of the Titans with California Chrome ...

Photo Finish exhibition to open Jan. 20 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to present its inaugural Photo Finish juried photography exhibition this winter. The new exhibition will open to the public in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 20 and remain on display through March 10.

The Museum received 159 photos by 83 photographers from 17 states and two Canadian ...

World Harness Handicapping Championship Moved To April 13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by — offering a record $150,000 prize pool — has been pushed back a week to Saturday, April 13.

The adjustment will ensure all partner outlets have enough time to run their qualifiers and allow players more time to buy-in.

Stephanie Davis of Brooklyn, N.Y., captured the ...

Local And North American Standings Include Familiar Faces

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco picked up his first crown and Michael Dubb earned his fifth straight title on the circuit as the curtain came down on racing for the year on Dec. 31 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Brown, who has won back-to-back Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Trainer for ...

Derby Dreaming: Mind Control Wins Jerome, Starts Thinking About May

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables' Mind Control set the early pace and maintained that edge in the stretch, outkicking a charging Our Braintrust to win the 149th running of the $150,000 Jerome for newly minted 3-year-olds on New Year's Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The Jerome, the Big A's first "Road to the Kentucky Derby Series" race of the ...

Meadowlands Survival Challenge Starts Jan. 4

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Contestants have until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 to register and make their selections in the Meadowlands Winter Meet Survival Challenge powered by 123Racing.

The grand prize is $1,000 & 2019 WHHC Spot

The second-place prize is $500 & 2019 WHHC Spot

The third-place prize is $250 & 2019 WHHC Spot

Most winners prize is ...

David McNeight, III Gets Career Win 1,000 At The Meadows

WASHINGTON, Pa. — He had to beat the richest Standardbred ever to do it, but David McNeight III collected career win 1,000 on New Year’s Eve at The Meadows when he piloted Knocking Around to victory in race 10.

The race was styled “Foiled Again’s Last Call,” as it marked the final race of Foiled Again, who faced mandatory retirement Jan. 1 when he turned 15.


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