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This Saturday, April 13, 2019 the top horseplayers in North America will compete for $125,000 in prize money (based on 125 entries) in the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com. The WHHC is a one-day tournament with a welcome reception the evening prior. The $125,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 125 entries with a $50,000 first place prize. Currently, the Championship's Grand Prize is guaranteed at $40,000 regardless of the number of entries. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of eight Meadowlands races, two designated mandatory races. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10. Derby Wars will host a Last Chance Qualifier this Thursday, April 11. Details are available at https://www.derbywars.com/tournaments/list/whhc Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. Walk-up registrations will be accepted for the WHHC Final presented by DerbyWars.com until 7 pm on Saturday, April 13th. The WHHC Final brochure is available at http://playmeadowlands.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240   Rachel Ryan Marketing Manager Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment kicks off the Championship Meet on Friday, May 3rd, and it runs through Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 3rd.   Live racing takes place every Friday and Saturday night with a 7:15pm post time. The Championship Meet features over $7 million in stakes races as well as event-filled weekends. Every live race night harness racing fans can enter Horseplay. Pick up a free horse at the promotions table and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and an entry into the Friday, August 2nd drawing for a brand new 2019 Toyota CHR. On Saturday, May 4th, join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment – for an exciting day and night of simulcast & live racing action, including the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. Fans can enter the $1,000 Derby Hat contest and the $100 win wager promotion and enjoy the $39.95 Derby Lunch Buffet in the Gallery.  For reservations call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). On Saturday May 18th, the beer will flow for the 4th Annual Spring Beer Fest.  Doors open for VIP ($75) at 4:30 pm with General Admission ($35) at 5:30 pm and beer is poured until 9:30pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of the best craft beer, cider, live-harness racing, music and food the Garden State has to offer with over 30 breweries and cideries participating.  Tickets can be purchased at PlayMeadowlands.com/beerfest. The 4th Annual Battle for the Best Burger is slated for Saturday, June 8th. The contest offers a $1,500 grand prize with $1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for third. This free event runs from 12 noon - 10 pm and fans are encouraged to come out and taste some of the best local burgers.  Country comes to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, June 15th for Country Fest with Thompson Square. This country powerhouse duo will play all their romantically #1 hits including “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.”  Doors for the show open at 2:30 p.m. with the Jason Wicks Band getting the party started at 4 p.m.  The headliner, Thompson Square will electrify the crowd beginning at 6 p.m.  The party continues with live racing at 7:15 p.m. and Lauren Davidson on the stage. Tickets are just $20 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at PlayMeadowlands.com/thompsonsquare. Saturday, June 22nd is the return of the popular Wiener Dog Derby.  Fans watch dachshunds dash down the track’s stretch in between live harness racing.  Dachshunds can register at http://playmeadowlands.com/event_detail.aspx?id=1716 On Saturday June 29th, the vino will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the Summer Wine Festival.  Doors open for VIP Admission ($75) at 4:30 pm with General Admission ($35) at 5:30 pm and wine is poured until 9:30pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of great wines from around the world, live-harness racing, music and food. Tickets are available at PlayMeadowlands.com/winefest. Saturday, July 6th is Fan Appreciation & Fireworks Night. Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, popcorn, soda and draft beer.  Plus following the races fans are encouraged to stay for the free fireworks show.  Then on Saturday, July 13th the 4th Annual BBQ Battle returns to the track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night.  $2,000 is up for grabs in the Battle with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. There is also live music and carnival rides for the kids.  Plus on the track, the top 3 year old pacers compete for the $650,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace title.  The always popular Seafood Festival is scheduled for its sixth year on Saturday, July 27th.  The Pink buffet, overlooking the live racing action, will feature a special seafood-themed spread including lobster, mussels and clams.  There will also be a raw bar in the Backyard and a variety of food trucks serving up some of the best seafood in the Garden State.  A new addition to the day is a chowder cook-off!  Restaurants and home cooks can enter for a chance to win $500.  The race meet wraps up on Saturday, August 3rd with the greatest day in harness racing - $1 million Hambletonian Day.  Over $3.5 million is on the line as the top trotters and pacers compete to be crowned champions.  Doors open at 10 am with first race at 12 noon.  Admission is $5 and includes a commemorative Hambo baseball cap for adults and a horse gym bag for children.  In addition to the great harness racing, fans can enjoy carnival rides and games, pony rides, face painters, live music and much more. For a complete list of nightly events, promotions and updated racing calendar please visit PlayMeadowlands.com.  Dining reservations for the Pink buffet or Victory Sports Bar located in the FanDuel Sportsbook can be made by calling 201-The-BigM (201-843-2446) or by visitingPlaymeadowlands.com/dining. Looking to book a corporate event or private party?  Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has unlimited event possibilities – from a rooftop terrace with skyline views, to Trackside to private Skybox Suites.  Book a Party today by emailing catering@playmeadowlands.com. Reminder, guests must be 18+ to wager; 21+ to gamble on sports.  Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Meadowlands Racetrack's Championship Meet Jam Packed with Racing, Music, Food and Fun EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment kicks off the Championship Meet on Friday, May 3rd, and it runs through Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 3rd. Live racing takes place every Friday and Saturday night with a 7:15pm post time. The Championship Meet features over $7 million in stakes races as well as event-filled weekends. Every live race night fans can enter Horseplay. Pick up a free horse at the promotions table and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and an entry into the Friday, August 2nd drawing for a brand new 2019 Toyota CHR. On Saturday, May 4th, join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment - for an exciting day and night of simulcast & live racing action, including the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. Fans can enter the $1,000 Derby Hat contest and the $100 win wager promotion and enjoy the $39.95 Derby Lunch Buffet in the Gallery. For reservations call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). On Saturday May 18th, the beer will flow for the 4th Annual Spring Beer Fest. Doors open for VIP ($75) at 4:30 pm with General Admission ($35) at 5:30 pm and beer is poured until 9:30pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of the best craft beer, cider, live-harness racing, music and food the Garden State has to offer with over 30 breweries and cideries participating. Tickets can be purchased at PlayMeadowlands.com/beerfest. The 4th Annual Battle for the Best Burger is slated for Saturday, June 8th. The contest offers a $1,500 grand prize with $1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for third. This free event runs from 12 noon - 10 pm and fans are encouraged to come out and taste some of the best local burgers. Country comes to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, June 15th for Country Fest with Thompson Square. This country powerhouse duo will play all their romantically #1 hits including "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" and "If I Didn't Have You." Doors for the show open at 2:30 p.m. with the Jason Wicks Band getting the party started at 4 p.m. The headliner, Thompson Square will electrify the crowd beginning at 6 p.m. The party continues with live racing at 7:15 p.m. and Lauren Davidson on the stage. Tickets are just $20 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at PlayMeadowlands.com/thompsonsquare. Saturday, June 22nd is the return of the popular Wiener Dog Derby. Fans watch dachshunds dash down the track's stretch in between live harness racing. Dachshunds can register at http://playmeadowlands.com/event_detail.aspx?id=17168 On Saturday June 29th, the vino will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the Summer Wine Festival. Doors open for VIP Admission ($75) at 4:30 pm with General Admission ($35) at 5:30 pm and wine is poured until 9:30pm. Fest-goers will experience an evening of great wines from around the world, live-harness racing, music and food. Tickets are available at PlayMeadowlands.com/winefest. Saturday, July 6th is Fan Appreciation & Fireworks Night. Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, popcorn, soda and draft beer. Plus following the races fans are encouraged to stay for the free fireworks show. Then on Saturday, July 13th the 4th Annual BBQ Battle returns to the track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night. $2,000 is up for grabs in the Battle with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. There is also live music and carnival rides for the kids. Plus on the track, the top 3 year old pacers compete for the $650,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace title. The always popular Seafood Festival is scheduled for its sixth year on Saturday, July 27th. The Pink buffet, overlooking the live racing action, will feature a special seafood-themed spread including lobster, mussels and clams. There will also be a raw bar in the Backyard and a variety of food trucks serving up some of the best seafood in the Garden State. A new addition to the day is a chowder cook-off! Restaurants and home cooks can enter for a chance to win $500. The race meet wraps up on Saturday, August 3rd with the greatest day in harness racing - $1 million Hambletonian Day. Over $3.5 million is on the line as the top trotters and pacers compete to be crowned champions. Doors open at 10 am with first race at 12 noon. Admission is $5 and includes a commemorative Hambo baseball cap for adults and a horse gym bag for children. In addition to the great harness racing, fans can enjoy carnival rides and games, pony rides, face painters, live music and much more. For a complete list of nightly events, promotions and updated racing calendar please visit PlayMeadowlands.com. Dining reservations for the Pink buffet or Victory Sports Bar located in the FanDuel Sportsbook can be made by calling 201-The-BigM (201-843-2446) or by visiting Playmeadowlands.com/dining. Looking to book a corporate event or private party? Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has unlimited event possibilities - from a rooftop terrace with skyline views, to Trackside to private Skybox Suites. Book a Party today by emailing catering@playmeadowlands.com. Reminder, guests must be 18+ to wager; 21+ to gamble on sports. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.   Rachel Ryan

Sports betting fans are encouraged to come out to the Meadowlands Racetrack and meet the man who was instrumental in bringing sports wagering to New Jersey. Former New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak will be at the Meadowlands Racetrack FanDuel Sportsbook Monday, April 8th from 7-9 pm. He will be signing copies of his book, "Beat the Odds: The Epic Battle That Brought Legal Sports Betting Across America." April 8th is also the night of the college basketball championship. Fans can grab an autographed copy of the book and stay to watch and wager on the championship game. Copies of Lesniak's book will be available for purchase onsite but can also be purchased in advance at https://www.lesniakinstitute.org/product/book and all proceeds are gifted to The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership. Bet with your head not over it. Must be 18+ to wager, 21+ to sports wager. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Rachel Ryan

It is raining pennies all April at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in the One Million Penny Sweepstakes! A total of one million pennies ($10,000) will be given away to twenty-four lucky harness racing fans with the grand prize winner will walk away with $5,000. Guests can sign up every live racing night April 5 – 27 with one entry allowed per day.   On Saturday, April 27th guests can enter through Race 5.  After the close of entries a reverse drawing will be conducted to determine the 24 prize winners. 1st – 10th:  $50 11th – 20th: $100 21st: $500 22nd: $1,000 23rd: $2,000 Grand Prize Winner: $5,000   Sweepstakes details available at http://playmeadowlands.com/event_detail.aspx?id=16148  Must be 18+ to enter.    Rachel Ryan

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment wants to send two lucky fans on a spring break vacation! This Saturday customers can enter our Spring Break Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to Orlando, Florida. The two packages, furnished by FantaSea Resorts, both include a seven day, six night hotel and airfare for two. The sweepstakes entry form is available in the live racing program and at the Players Club Desk. Contestants will be randomly selected and assigned a horse in either Race 3 or 8. The sweepstakes winner is the contestant whose horse wins his or her assigned race. For full Spring Break Sweepstakes details and for live racing information visit PlayMeadowlands.com.   Rachel Ryan

On Saturday night, March 23rd DerbyWars.com will host a WHHC Super-Qualifier with up to five spots gaining entry to the $150,000-estimated WHHC on April 13th at the Meadowlands.   The WHHC has a guaranteed first-place prize of $40,000. Entries are $1,300, with $1,000 going to the prize and $300 to each player's real-money bankroll.   On Saturday night, March 23rd DerbyWars.com will host a WHHC Super-Qualifier with up to five spots gaining entry to the $150,000-estimated WHHC on April 13th at the Meadowlands.     The WHHC has a guaranteed first-place prize of $40,000.  Entries are $1,300, with $1,000 going to the prize and $300 to each player’s real-money bankroll.    Players can qualify for the WHHC for as low as $33 every night on DerbyWars.com.     The qualifying schedule this week includes:  Friday  The Meadowlands, Woodbine at Mohawk Saturday The Meadowlands, Woodbine at Mohawk   DerbyWars hosts online Qualifiers for the WHHC every night.  Complete Qualifier information can be found at: https://www.derbywars.com/tournaments/list/whhc   A list of players who qualified for WHHC on DerbyWars can be found here: https://www.horseracingnation.com/content/2019_whhc_qualifiers#   More WHHC information can be found at http://playmeadowlands.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240   For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201.842.5015.     For online qualifying information, or to have your track participate in online qualifiers, contact support@derbywars.com.   Rachel Ryan

Country is taking over Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, June 15th when the multi-platinum selling duo, Thompson Square takes the stage. With romantically charged #1 hits like "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" and "If I Didn't Have You," two Grammy nominations and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both the ACM and CMA Awards, Country duo Thompson Square's career has been the stuff dreams are made of. Brought together by love and undeniable talent, Keifer and Shawna each moved to Nashville separately but soon met while competing against one another in a local singing competition. They formed Thompson Square as complete unknowns, taking the Country scene by storm with an organic vocal blend that harkened back to the duets of icons like Johnny Cash and June Carter. Following the release of their 2X Grammy-nominated, double-Platinum breakout "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," the Thompsons have been riding a wave of success that continues to this day, touring with superstars like Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan and racking up chart topping Country-radio favorites like the devoted "I Got You" and the flirty "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About." With their third studio album, Masterpiece, the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson is back and at the top of their game, offering up a fresh batch of poetic and extremely personal Country music. "We are excited to bring such a Country power-house to the racetrack," stated Jason Settlemoir, COO & GM of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "We know there are thousands of Country fans in our area and we hope they all come out for an evening of great music and racing." Doors for the show open at 2:30 p.m. with the Jason Wicks Band getting the party started at 4 p.m. The headliner, Thompson Square will electrify the crowd beginning at 6 p.m. The party continues with live racing at 7:15 p.m. and Lauren Davidson on the stage.   Want to Go?: -What: Thompson Square   -When: Saturday, June 15, 2019   -Where: Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ   -Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/thompsonsquare/   Rachel Ryan  

The Meadowlands is hosting a live-money National Horseplayers Championship qualifying event this Saturday, March 23 that will provide two seats to the NHC Final in Las Vegas to be held February 7-9, 2020. The Meadowlands qualifier will have a $400 total fee - $200 will go towards the prize pool estimated at $20,000 and $200 will be used as a bankroll during the contest. All entry fees will be added to the prize pool, creating the rare zero percent takeout contest format. Entry also includes a Daily Racing Program and food vouchers. Contestants must wager on a minimum of 10 races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream, and/or Fair Grounds. Wagers can be win, place or show or any combination WPS on one horse per race. Pre-registration is strongly recommended although walk-up entries will be accepted on the day of the contest. Multiple entries per person are allowed. Contestants must be members of the NHC Tour to qualify for one of the two NHC Final seats. For more information, visit the contest home page or contact Tournament Director Rachel Ryan at raryan@playmeadowlands.com or (201) 842-5015.   by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host its "2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby" -- two harness racing races to benefit each participating Sportscaster's selected charitable organizations -- on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The "2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby" will consist of ten famous Sportscasters who will each compete in a one-mile harness race driving a racehorse in a jog cart. There will be two charity races -- with five Sportscasters participating in each race. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will donate $5000 to each of the two winning Sportscasters' selected charities -- and will also make a $1000 donation to each charity selected by each Sportscaster who participates. Jeff Gural, Chairman and CEO of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, said, "We are very excited to be hosting the '2nd Sportscaster Charity Derby.' We are equally excited that so many of the top Sportscasters who live in the NY-NJ Metro area will be participating in this fun and exciting event. It will raise funds for many important charitable organizations and harness racing fans will shave a great time handicapping and analyzing the Sportscasters' respective talents to drive a racehorse." About Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Since 1976, Meadowlands Racetrack has been a staple in North American horse racing, known for events like the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace. The track hosts year-round live harness racing and simulcasting as well as Fall Thoroughbred turf racing. In 2013, Chairman & CEO, Jeffery Gural unveiled the newly constructed Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The state of the art facility features racing, entertainment, dining and the FanDuel Sportsbook. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment also holds year round events that both racing and non-racing fans can enjoy. For additional information, please visit: www.playmeadowlands.com. Rachel Ryan Marketing Manager, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

Nick Montemurro of Bogota, NJ, captured the February 16th World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Montemurro finished the contest with a bankroll of $682 after cashing in on three of his ten wagers. His largest score came in the eleventh race at the Meadowlands when his $30 to win on #7 Frankandjoanne banked him $594. Nick solidified his contest win with a $92 score in the final Meadowlands Race on #4 Tact Tate N. Montemurro has also qualified for the WHHC Final via DerbyWars. Gary Scogna of Carmel, NY, also qualified for the April 13th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest. Scogna hit on three of his ten wagers. The largest being a $612 score in the twelfth race at the Meadowlands with a $51 win bet on Ideal Son. The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place ten $10 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 13, 2019], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10. Players can qualify for the WHHC for as low as $33 every night on DerbyWars.com. Next Saturday, February 23rd DerbyWars.com will host a WHHC Super-Qualifier with up to five spots gaining entry to the $150,000-estimated WHHC. Club Hawthorne's weekend qualifiers sent three winners into the WHHC Final. Steven Ginder, Stand Werner and Loretta Yablon will all travel to the Meadowlands on April 13th. Buffalo Raceway and TVG/4NJBets, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Rosecroft are also hosting WHHC Qualifiers. Visit http://playmeadowlands.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 for a complete qualifier schedule. For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands  

Next Saturday, February 16th the Meadowlands hosts a World Harness Handicapper Chamionship (WHHC) Qualifier. Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to make $10 Win bets on ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm. DerbyWars hosts regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday through March. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Upcoming partner track qualifiers include: Club Hawthorne: WHHC Qualifiers on February 15 & 16 with two seats into the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com TVG/4NJBets: 2 WHHC Qualifiers (one each in February & March) with four total spots for the Final Vernon Downs: 2 WHHC spots up for grabs in their March 1st and 16th contests Tioga Downs: 2 WHHC spots up for grabs in their March 8th and 23rd contests Buffalo Raceway: 1 WHHC seat given away in their March 16th contest Qualifier information can be found at http://playmeadowlands.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 For more information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (raryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201-842-5015. For online qualifying on DerbyWars.com, players may contact support@derbywars.com. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

Celebrate Valentine's Day all weekend long at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment next Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. Live racing begins at 7:15 pm on both nights. On both Friday and Saturday, PINK has a special lavish buffet, perfect for a couple's night out. For $44.95 per person, you can dine on a sumptuous buffet menu that includes New Orleans-style crab bisque, tortellini with asparagus in pomegranate vinaigrette, Icelandic cod with scallions and snow peas, pan roasted chicken breast with wild mushrooms in a champagne reduction and fresh fruit with chocolate sauce. To add more passion to the night, diners will enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling champagne and a red rose for the ladies. Reservations can be made by calling 201-THE-BIGM (201-843-2446) The Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment also has two great promotions planned for the weekend. On Friday customers can enter to win a $50 betting voucher every time a driver with red in his colors wins a race. Then on Saturday fans can enter the Get Lucky Getaway Sweepstakes. One lucky contestant will win a trip for two to Orlando, FL. Hotel and airfare are included in the prize. Visit PlayMeadowlands.com for live racing and event information. by Rachel Ryam, from the Meadowlands  

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's themed buffet nights continue this Friday, February 8th with endless soup & pasta! The Endless Soup-n-Pasta Buffet is $29.95 and features classic pasta dishes such as tortellini panna, linguine with clam sauce, penne arrabiata with wild mushrooms and of course spaghetti with marinara sauce . Guests can also enjoy the "make your own" soup station filled with various flavorful broths and all the soup fixings including fresh noodles, assorted vegetables, rice and beef. The buffet also includes fresh salads, a NY Strip carving station and home-made desserts. The full menu can be viewed at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/dining/frifeb8-souppasta.html "This is a truly customizable buffet for our guests," said Meadowlands Racetrack's Executive Chef Dennis Sammarone. "These theme nights are fun to create menus for and they are a great way to keep our buffet offerings new and fresh for our guests." The "Eat & Earn" VIP card promotion also continues for Friday night diners. Guests that dine in Pink Friday nights five times will get 50% off their 6th buffet. Guests that have dined on 11 Friday buffets will get their 12th buffet for free. Diners will receive a rewards card on their first visit to a Friday night buffet. On non-themed nights, the Pink Friday buffet remains $29.95 and $39.95 on Saturdays. Live harness racing post time is 7:15 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (201) THE-BIGM. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

Meadowlands Racetrack as two special dining options next weekend sure to please any foodie or wine lover. On Friday, February 8 guests dining on the Pink Buffet will get a truly customizable buffet with endless soup & pasta! The Endless Soup-n-Pasta Buffet is $29.95 and features classic pasta dishes such as tortellini panna, linguine with clam sauce, penne arrabiata with wild mushrooms and of course spaghetti with marinara sauce . Guests can also enjoy the make your own soup station filled with various flavorful broths and all the soup fixings including fresh noodles, assorted vegetables, rice and beef. The buffet also includes fresh salads, a NY Strip carving station and home-made desserts. The full menu can be viewed at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/dining/frifeb8-souppasta.html Then on Saturday, February 9 wine lovers will experience a tour of Italy at the 5-course wine dinner. The food and wine pairing created by executive Chef Dennis Sammarone includes: 1st course: Assorted Italian Antipasti including eggplant, mozzarella, prosciutto, provolone & olives paired with Barbera D'Asti Superior 2nd course: Linguine Cozze E Vongole Scampi (pasta with mussels, shrimp & clams in a white wine sauce) paired with Theresa Eccher Carricante-Catarratto 3rd course: Classic Caesar Salad paired with Mosparone "Brina" Piemonte Sauvignon 4th course: Grilled Strip Steak with Tuscan fries & creamed spinach paired with Agricola Bellaria Irpinia Campi Taurisini 5th course: Italian Ricotta Cheese Cake & Belgium Mousse Cake with Campania Passito Fiano di Agricola Bellaria The dinner is $70 per person (excluding tax & gratuity). For the complete dinner menu visit http://playmeadowlands.com/event_detail.aspx?id=15082 Reservations for these special dinners can be made by calling 201-THE-BIGM. Live harness racing kicks off at 7:15 pm. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 22, 2019) - This Saturday, January 26, the Meadowlands Racetrack is hosting its 4th annual home-style chili and salsa cook off.   As of January 22nd, 28 contestants are registered to compete for the $1,000 grand prize plus a spot in the International Chili Society's World Championship cook-off in Reno, Nevada. There is also a $500 prize for second place and $250 cash prize for the third place chili. Cooks interested in participating can still register for the cook-off by clicking here.     In addition to the chili competition, a separate side contest for homemade salsa will also be conducted offering the winner a $500 first prize. Racetrack guests are also welcome to sample the chili and vote for their favorite. The fan favorite cook will walk away with the $250 prize. Fan favorite voting begins 7:30pm, voting ballots are available at the Players Club Desk and in the live racing program. For complete chili event details click here.  Rachel Ryan

Stephanie Davis of Brooklyn, NY, captured the January 12th World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Davis cashed on three early show bets to keep her in the contest and used her remaining $94 on a win bet in Race 14 on Rather Swell. Her win bet paid off at $754.40 giving her the $900 grand prize and a $1,300 seat into the World Harness Handicapping Final. This is Stephanie's first time qualifying into the WHHC; she is a regular at the National Handicapping Championship, having qualified 12 times. James Michael of Cherry Hill, NJ, also qualified for the April 13th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest. Michael hit on four of his ten wagers. The largest being a $385 score in the sixth race at the Meadowlands with a $50 win bet on Redonkulous. George Wagner of Warrington, PA, and Tim Platt of Little Falls, NJ also qualified into the WHHC Final with their third and fourth place finishes. The $400 Qualifier required contestants to place at least ten $20 minimum win, place, and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 13, 2019], with a welcome reception the evening prior. Players that did not earn a seat through a qualifying event can directly buy-in for $1,300. The $1,300 entry fee includes a $300 bankroll, with the remaining $1,000 going to the prize pool. The $150,000 prize pool is based on an estimated 150 entries. The WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of seven Meadowlands races, plus three designated mandatory races. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10. Derby Wars is currently hosting regular online Qualifiers for the Final. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. Club Hawthorne, Buffalo Raceway and TVG/4NJBets are also hosting WHHC Qualifiers. Visit http://playmeadowlands.com/contest_detail.aspx?id=8240 for a complete qualifier schedule.   by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

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