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Meadowlands adds additional Graduate leg

03:38 AM 16 Apr 2021 NZST
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East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands is announcing that a previously unscheduled leg will be added to the Graduate Series for harness racing pacers to be raced on Saturday, May 15 in response to the cancellation of the Confederation Cup for 2021.
 
Horses that are fully paid up and eligible for the Graduate will be eligible to race in the added leg and it will be considered for points toward the final just as the the scheduled legs.
 
This added leg will make a total of four $75,000 ($50,000 div) preliminary legs for the pacers and three for the trotters heading into the $250,000e finals.
 
There will not be a leg added for the trotters as it would conflict with existing stakes.
 
"We scheduled the Graduate around the Confederation Cup to provide the 4-year-olds the best chance to race in stakes against their own age before moving into the open stakes," said Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural. "Without the Confederation Cup, which provided an elimination and final for them, there's a month between stakes. We'll add a Graduate leg same day as Cutler Memorial to give them a race and make a nice card on that night."
 
Graduate Series Schedule
(at The Meadowlands unless otherwise indicated)
 
PACE:
Saturday, May 1
Saturday, May 15
Saturday, June 5 (Woodbine at Mohawk)
Saturday, June 26
Final on Saturday, July 10
 
TROT:
Saturday, May 22
Saturday, June 5 (Woodbine at Mohawk)
Saturday, June 26
Final on Saturday, July 10
 
From The Meadowlands
 
 
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