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12:30pm Post Time for Final Two Meadowalnds All-Turf Cards; Breeders' Cup Simulcast at Monmouth, Hillsborough & Woodbridge

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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The 2015 live Thoroughbred racing calendar in the Garden State will come to an end this week following a pair of six-race programs on the Meadowlands turf course. 

            Cards on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 will serve as the 2015 finale with special 12:30pm. post times to coincide with the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

            The first of four Friday Breeders’ Cup races, the Juvenile Turf, has a scheduled post time of 3:30pm.  The first of Keeneland’s seven stakes races Friday is scheduled to run at 2:11pm.  Friday’s featured Breeders’ Cup Distaff has drawn this year’s Molly Pitcher (G3) winner Got Lucky, who’s been installed at 6-1 on the morning line.  The Distaff is scheduled to go off at 5:35pm.

            All races will be available via simulcast at Monmouth Park, Woodbridge OTW and Hillsborough OTW, which had it’s grand opening just last week.  Additionally, all three venues will offer advance wagering on Friday for the nine Breeders’ Cup races on Saturday.  Gates open at Monmouth Park at 11:30am Friday with free parking and admission.  Woodbridge and Hillsborough will open at 11am.

            On Saturday, the Meadowlands will host the final New Jersey Thoroughbred card of 2015.   All multi-leg wagers, including the 50-cent Pick 4 and Pick 5 and the 20-cent Jersey Shore 6, will have mandatory payouts.

            Saturday’s first Breeders’ Cup race, the Juvenile Fillies, has a post time of 12:05pm.  Keeneland’s 12-race card featuring all stakes races begins at 11 a.m.  The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, featuring William Hill Haskell and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will be shown live on NBC with a post time of 5:35pm.

            In addition to live turf racing in East Rutherford, Monmouth Park is hosting a Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party in the William Hill Room Saturday from 10:30 am to 6pm.  Reservations are still being accepted and walk ups are welcome for this annual event with a $50 ticket including private reserved seating, track program, exclusive Breeders’ Cup selection sheet from track handicapper Brad Thomas and lunch buffet.  Reservations can be made by calling Brian Skirka at 732-571-6595.

            Monmouth Park gates open on Saturday at 10:30am, with a 10am opening scheduled for Woodbridge and Hillsborough OTWs.

            For more information regarding the week’s live racing at the Meadowlands or Breeders’ Cup festivities at Monmouth Park, Woodbridge OTW or Hillsborough OTW, call 732-222-5100 or log-on to www.monmouthpark.com.

           

 

BREEDERS’ CUP SIMULCAST AT A GLANCE

 

The full slate of Breeders’ Cup action from Keeneland this Friday and Saturday will be beamed into Monmouth Park, Woodbridge OTW and Hillsborough OTW, which had it’s grand opening just last week.  In addition, the Meadowlands Racetrack will host the final two live Thoroughbred cards of the 2015 racing season with early post times both days.

           

            MONMOUTH PARK – Friday, October 30:

·        Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

·        Free admission and parking.

·        Advance wagering on the entire Saturday Breeders’ Cup card starts at noon.

·        First live Meadowlands race at 12:30 p.m.

·        First Keeneland post at 12:30 p.m.

·        First Breeders’ Cup race – Juvenile Turf at 3:30 p.m.

·        Simulcasting concludes at approximately midnight.

           

            WOODBRIGE & HILLSBOROUGH OTWs – Friday, October 30:

                                   

·        Doors open 11 a.m.

·        Advance wagering on the entire Saturday Breeders’ Cup card starts at noon.

·        First live Meadowlands race at 12:30 p.m.

·        First Keeneland post at 12:30 p.m.

·        First Breeders’ Cup race – Juvenile Turf at 3:30 p.m.

·        Simulcasting concludes at approximately midnight.

 

MONMOUTH PARK – Saturday, October 31:

 

·        Gates open at 10:30 a.m.

·        Free admission and parking.

·        First live Meadowlands race at 12:30 p.m.

·        First Keeneland post at 11 a.m.

·        First Breeders’ Cup race – Juvenile Fillies, at 12:05 p.m.

·        Simulcasting concludes at approximately midnight.

 

WOODBRIGE & HILLSBOROUGH OTWs – Friday, October 30:

           

·        Doors open 10 a.m.

·        First live Meadowlands race at 12:30 p.m.

·        First Keeneland post at 11 a.m.

·        First Breeders’ Cup race – Juvenile Fillies, at 12:05 p.m.

·        Simulcasting concludes at approximately midnight.