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The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are making a special holiday season visit to the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment this Friday, December 7. Fans can meet-and-greet the gentle giants hitch team from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Then fans can watch in amazement as the eight-horse hitch parades down the track before the night's first race. The first race post is 7:15 p.m. Admission and general parking are free. For more information, visit http://meadowlandsracetrack.com/event_detail.aspx?id=14864 In addition to meeting the Clydesdales, fans can also enter to win a spot in our Cash Cube. Six lucky contestants will be selected and have 30 seconds to grab as much cash as they can hold. Contestants will walk away with all the money they collected. Cash Cube details can be found at http://meadowlandsracetrack.com/event_detail.aspx?id=11246 Rachel Ryan  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is holding its 15th Annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive November 23rd through Saturday, December 8th. This year the Meadowlands has teamed up with NY Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa & the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots to donate all the collected toys to Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown is a charitable organization in Harlem whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. For additional information, please visit www.HarlemGrown.org. Enunwa will be at the Meadowlands on Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30pm. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio is scheduled to emcee the event. Anyone that brings in a new unwrapped toy will be able to meet and grab a selfie with Enunwa. "We are proud to host a Toys for Tots drive each holiday season," said Jason M. Settlemoir, GM/COO of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment. "Harlem Grown is a terrific organization and we are grateful to be able to assist Quincy Enunwa in his Toys for Tots drive." Complete Meadowlands Racetrack Holiday Toy Drive information can be found at http://playmeadowlands.com/home.aspx by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - Tim Platt of Little Falls, NJ, captured the November 3rd World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Platt cashed on seven of his ten wagers to finish the contest with $246. He earned him the $546 top cash prize and a $1,300 seat in the WHHC Final April 6, 2019 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Tim McKenna also qualified for the April 6th Final with his second place finish in Saturday's contest. McKenna remained in the top three throughout the contest and was able to solidify his second place finish with a $20 win wager on #4 Ghost Pine in Race 10. The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place at least ten $10 minimum win wagers on Meadowlands races. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament [April 6, 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. DerbyWars.com is currently hosting regular online Qualifiers for the Final. For more information visit https://www.derbywars.com/tournaments/list/whhc For more information on the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

The first of six Meadowlands Qualifiers for the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is this Saturday, November 3. Saturday's qualifier has a $200 total fee ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 win wagers on 10 Meadowlands races (Players can bet more than ten races). The top two finishers will earn spots in the WHHC with prize money to be paid out to the Top 10 finishers. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15pm. The remaining Meadowlands qualifier schedule is: Saturday, December 22- Free Handicapping Contest - 1 seat January 1, 2019 - March 30, 2019: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 12, 2019: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 16 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 16 - $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars is hosting regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament on Saturday, April 6, 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. 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

In November of 2013, the iconic Meadowlands Racetrack flipped locations on the track and opened the new $100 million dollar state of the art grandstand. Five years later we are celebrating this milestone day with specials throughout the entire month of November. Our fans can enjoy: $5 house wines, by the glass. Available in all dining room and bar locations throughout the grandstand $5 hot dog & soda special. Available in the FanDuel Sportsbook, Cafe & Lounge $5 Buffet Upgrades. Available for new group bookings of ten or more in the Gallery, Lounge and Skyboxes. For more information call 201-The-BigM or email catering@playmeadowlands.com Happy Hour Cocktail Specials. Available in Pink Restaurant on pitchers of Sangria and draft beer and select specialty cocktails Free Donut - Enjoy a donut, a Jeff Gural favorite, on us after the last race on Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has become the premier location for live horse racing, sports betting, dining and special events.  Experience gourmet buffet dining in our Pink Restaurant which has the best views of live harness racing action. Win big every race night during our fun promotions with prizes including cash, trip giveaways and much more. Watch and bet all the sports games 7 days a week at the newly constructed FanDuel Sportsbook, home to 50+ massive HD TVs and upscale bar fare. Host your next special occasion or corporate event in a private suite, our casual Lounge, new venue area Trackside or simply hang out with some friends on our stunning terrace with city skyline views. For more information, please visit playmeadowlands.com or call (201) The-BigM. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

A new face will be seen on the award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast on Friday, November 2. Michigan native Jessica Otten will join the Meadowlands as promotions/contest host and paddock interviewer. Otten was born into the harness business and has assisted her father, Peter Otten, run his stable. In 2016 she joined Post Time with Mike and Mike for their first live remote at the Meadowlands for Breeders Crown weekend. Over the last two years, Otten has become a valued member of the Mike & Mike team, co-hosting live remotes and interviewing some of the industry's biggest stars. "As someone who was born and raised in the business, I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be working at the Meadowlands, said Otten. "This is something I love doing and I look forward to pursing my career here." Otten will also assist with the track's social media platforms with a special focus on Snap Chat and race-night Twitter. "Ms Otten will bring a fresh perspective to the Meadowlands broadcast," said Meadowlands COO/GM Jason M. Settlemoir. "Jessica has grown up in the busin Ryess and knows harness racing inside and out. She will also infuse our contests and promotions with some additional excitement." bv Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands  

The Meadowlands Racetrack will be horse racing paradise on Saturday, November 3 with an all-day and all-night offering of racing and dining at its finest. The afternoon and early evening features the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships live from the Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Fans can watch and wager on the top-class races beginning at 12 noon and leading up to the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at 5:44 p.m. The Breeders' Cup races begin Friday with four championship events starting at 3:21 p.m. Pink Restaurant at the Meadowlands will open at 11 am and offer a special lunch buffet featuring Brazilian-style culottes steak, grilled chicken breast with fresh arugula, tomato, and mozzarella, penne pasta ala vodka, and Icelandic cod piccata. Appetizers include a variety of salads and mozzarella with Jersey tomatoes and basil. Dessert selections include a variety of cookies, cakes, and locally baked babkas. The price is $39.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. The excitement builds up to the evening for live harness racing kicking off at 7:15pm featuring the 2 year old Kindergarten Finals. Fans can enter the $200 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier for a chance to win a seat into the WHHC Final presented by DerbyWars. Contest details are available at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/event_detail.aspx?id=14206 The night-time Pink buffet opens at 6:30pm and features a variety of seasonal dishes and signature desserts. Reservations for both buffets can be made by calling 201-The-BigM. For updated racing, event and dining info visit PlayMeadowlands.com by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands  

East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands will apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 season by the October 15, request for dates deadline of the NJ Racing Commission. The main factor in forcing us to reduce dates is the failure to obtain a purse subsidy that would enable us to compete with the Pennsylvania tracks when they open in late March. By reducing dates we believe it would help to be able to attract enough horses to race during that period and we are quite certain that without the subsidy racing more than 68 days would be impossible. The thoroughbreds have also advised us that they would like to race in the fall and they have the legal right to do that but we believe that if we were able to get the subsidy, which is split between the standardbreds and thoroughbreds, we might be able to work out a schedule that would be beneficial to both breeds. This will unfortunately force The Meadowlands to drop the fall stakes program. The Fall Final Four and possibly the TVG Championships will have to be relocated or cancelled along with The Kindergarten series. The purse account deficit is another issue as without any subsidy the funds available limiting the daily average to approximately $110,000 which is not enough to attract enough horses to fill Meadowlands cards when the PA tracks open. Fewer dates will permit an increase as we attempt to field races that will be attractive to the horseplayers. As it stands with Monmouth racing in the fall and the purse revenue status quo, the schedule will be Friday & Saturday from January 4 through Hambletonian Day August 3 then Thursday - Saturday the last two weeks of December. We hope in the next few weeks that the legislature will act on the purse subsidy legislation in which case we would revisit this with the expectation that we could increase the race dates including a modified fall schedule. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands  

This Saturday, September 15, the Meadowlands is hosting a live-money National Horseplayers Championship qualifying event with two seats up for grabs to the $2.9 million NHC Final in Las Vegas to be held February 8-10, 2019. The Meadowlands qualifier has a $400 total fee - $200 goes toward the prize pool, estimated at $20,000 and $200 is used as contest bankroll. 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 Belmont, Gulfstream, and/or Churchill Downs. Wagers can be win, place or show or any combination WPS on one horse per race. Walk-up entries are 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. The NHC Tour membership fee of $50 must be paid prior to participating in the Meadowlands qualifier. 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

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com - offering a record $150,000 prize pool - is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019. On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool, the largest in the history of the WHHC. The Grand Prize in the WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ is guaranteed at $50,000. The total prize pool will be based on the number of entries, with 100% of entries going to player prizes and bankrolls. "DerbyWars.com continues to be a terrific partner for the World Harness Handicapping Championship," said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "With their support we have been able to grow WHHC participation and prize pool. With 100% of entry fees returned as prizes, the WHHC offers tremendous value to our players." The World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is a one-day tournament, 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. The Meadowland's 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier schedule is as follows: November 3, 2018: $200 Qualifier with 2 WHHC seats Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Free Handicapping Contest - 1 seat January 1, 2019 - March 30, 2019: Free Online Survival Challenge - 3 WHHC seats Saturday, January 12, 2019: $400 Qualifier with 4 WHHC seats Saturday, February 16 - $200 contest with top 2 WHHC seats Saturday, March 16 - $200 contest with 2 WHHC seats DerbyWars will host regular online Qualifiers for the WHHC every Saturday night beginning Saturday, September 1. Players can qualify for as little as $22. Complete DerbyWars Qualifier information can be found at DerbyWars.com. 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    

The Meadowlands is hosting a live-money National Horseplayers Championship qualifying event on Saturday, September 15 that will provide two seats to the $2.9 million NHC Final in Las Vegas to be held February 8-10, 2019. 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 Belmont, Gulfstream, and/or Churchill Downs. 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. The NHC Tour membership fee of $50 must be paid prior to participating in the Meadowlands qualifier. 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                                 This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain information that is confidential, and is transmitted for the sole use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, copying or retention of this e-mail or the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail, and permanently delete this e-mail from your computer system. The views presented in this message are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinion of New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW. New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW do not guarantee the integrity, security or proper receipt of this message. Likewise, New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW do not accept any liability whatsoever for any possible damages arising from, or in connection with, data interception, software viruses or manipulation by third parties.

This Friday, August 3 Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is giving away a brand new 2018 Toyota Corolla LE. Racetrack guests can enter to win by picking up a free horse to toss at the Horseplay Promo Car at the Players Club desk or the Horseplay table in front of the Winner's Circle. Participants attempt to throw their numbered horse into the window of a moving car. A winner, randomly chosen from all the horses that make it into the car, will receive a $100 betting voucher. Friday night's winner along with the other 24 season winners are entered into a grand prize drawing to win the 2018 Toyota Corolla LE. For every horse that makes it into the Horseplay car during the season, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment donates $10 to the designated monthly charity. The May donation recipient K9 Soldiers, Inc/The Argos Project received $2,320; $2,760 was donated to Bergen County Horse Rescue in June, and the July/August charity recipient, Homefront will receive over $2,100. For complete Horseplay rules visit PlayMeadowlands.com  by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In celebration of the 93rd edition of America's greatest harness race, the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack and Tomasello Winery have teamed up to provide fans and guests with three special limited edition wine selections. The $1 million Hambletonian is raced Saturday afternoon, Aug. 4 as the finale to the championship meet at The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ. Post time is 12 noon. Entitled "The Hambletonian at the Meadowlands", the Hammonton-based winery (the second-oldest active in the Garden State) will produce a Pinot Grigio, a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay exclusively for Saturday's edition that will be available for purchase Friday, Aug 3 and Saturday. Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. "We are honored to have produced three custom wines for the Hambletonian Society, please enjoy in the company of family and close friends," said Tomasello Winery vice president Jack Tomasello. The Hambletonian Stakes race, the most prestigious harness race for trotters in North America, is named in honor of Hambletonian 10. The label was created by Meadowlands Racetrack's graphic designer Kathleen Estes, based on a famous image of Hambletonian, the foundation sire of the Standardbred horse breed. Hambletonian 10, or Rysdyk's Hambletonian, (May 5, 1849 - 1876) was an American trotter born in Sugar Loaf, New York in 1849. In 24 seasons at stud, between 1851 and 1875, Hambletonian produced about 1,335 foals. Through four of Hambletonian's sons (George Wilkes, Dictator, Happy Medium, and Electioneer), the lineage of virtually all North American Standardbred horses can be traced to him. At age 27 on March 27, 1876, Hambletonian died. Both he and his owner, who had died in 1870, were buried in Chester, N.Y. Tomasello Winery is a fourth generation family-owned winery producing award winning wines since 1933. Tomasello is one of the largest winegrowers in New Jersey, having 70 acres of grapes under cultivation, and producing 75,000 cases of wine per year, distributing in over half of the United States and also exporting to the Pacific Rim. In addition to wines, Tomasello produces sparkling wines, hard ciders, fruit wines and ports. Tomasello Winery has 10 retail outlets thought out the Garden State and their wines are distributed by Fedway and available in over 800 retail wine stores in the state. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

A limited number of outdoor tables located on the promenade deck are available for Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 4. The tables are $300 and include admission, program and seating for 4. Those interested in purchasing a table should call Max Segal at 201-460-4050 or email NMR_Exec@playmeadowlands.com This Saturday gates open 10 am with first race at 12 noon. For all things Hambletonian, visit www.playmeadowlands.com and www.hambletonian.org. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

The entries, post positions and harness racing morning line odds will be revealed for the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands during a live post position draw on Tuesday, July 31 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page and YouTube channel. Fans should be sure to "Like" the Facebook page or "subscribe" to the YouTube channel in order to view the stream. Marc Malusis, co-host of the "Taz and the Moose" CBS Sports Radio morning show will serve as the co-host and celebrity drawmaster. Rick Zeron, trainer of the 3 year old filly trotter Atlanta who is taking on the boys in the $1 Million Hambletonian, will be a guest on the broadcast. The $1 Million Hambletonian will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, 4-5:30 pm on Saturday, August 4. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com or www.hambletonian.com. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

Join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday July 28th for their fifth annual Seafood Fest beginning at 5pm. Pink, the tiered dining room with perfect views of the live harness racing action, will feature a special $39.95 seafood buffet highlighted by Executive Chef Dennis Sammarone's spicy shrimp lo mein, Maryland Blue Crab Pasta, Canadian wild caught Salmon and steamed Long Island clams and mussels. The buffet will also include NY Shell Steak and grilled chicken for those turf lovers. For an additional $20 seafood fans can order a 1 ¼ lb freshly steamed Maine lobster. Reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a table call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). Fans looking for more casual dining can enjoy fresh seafood in The Backyard. Seafood lovers can indulge in a raw bar complete with clams and oysters, as well as a variety of food trucks including All Surf & No Turf, 2 Guys Catering, Empanada Guy, Carnival Concessions, Kimchi Smoke, Angry Archie's, Bes'Dam Soup, Caribbean Soup LLC, Mobile Mardi Gras, The Mozzarella God. House of Cup Cakes and Clyde's Homemade Italian Ice & Ice Cream will also be onsite to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings! Each truck will offer different seafood dishes with plenty of options to choose from including lobster rolls, shrimp tacos, crab cakes, fried clams and more. While indulging in great seafood guests can watch live harness racing starting at 7:15pm. Plus on the racetrack watch and wager on the eliminations for $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. Guests can enter the Shrimp Peel & Eat Competition to have the chance to win the $500 Grand Prize. Ten lucky contestants will have 2 minutes to peel and eat as many cooked shrimp as they can. The winner receives $500 with $250 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd. For more information please visit PlayMeadowlands.com by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

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