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Meadowlands Cancels Friday’s Opening Thoroughbred Card; Will Start All-Turf Racing On Saturday Instead

September 11, 2018

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Due to heavy rain the past 48 hours and a forecast calling for even more precipitation, the Meadowlands Racetrack will forego its scheduled Friday all-turf Thoroughbred opening card and will start on Saturday, Sept. 15 instead.

The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet will now consist of five all-grass Thoroughbred programs – this Saturday and then Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29. The latter four cards are Friday and Saturday nights.

Post time will be 7 p.m. nightly.

A variety of promotions will complement the abbreviated meet, starting with the Meadowlands NHC Qualifer on Saturday, with two seats to the 2019 NHC up for grabs.

Friday, Sept. 21, will feature a “Change Your Luck” promotion, with patrons able to enter to win a $50 betting voucher following each race (four winners will be chosen per live race).

Players Club members have the opportunity to win a betting voucher worth up to $500 in the Swipe and Score promotion on Saturday, Sept. 22. Prize vouchers will range from $2 to $500 when Players Club members swipe their cards at any kiosk.

Patrons will have a chance to win betting vouchers and food coupons on Friday, Sept. 28, by using a self-service tote machine between the hours of 7-9 p.m. that night.

For dining options, Trotters will serve a buffet during live Friday cards, with Pink open on Saturdays. The Victory Roof Top Terrace will be open, weather permitting, on live race nights starting Sept. 15.

Parking, admission and seating are free, both inside and outside the Meadowlands. Live programs will be $2, with simulcast books $4. Valet parking will be available for $5.

For more information visit or or call 732-222-5100 or 201-460-4043.