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Two Stakes Races Highlight 10-Day, All-Turf Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meet That Gets Underway On Friday

September 11, 2023


A pair of stakes sprints for New Jersey-breds will serve as the highlights for the 10-day all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet that gets underway Friday, Sept. 15, as Thoroughbred racing in the state moves North following the end of the Monmouth Park meet.

The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet will run for five consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 14.

First-race post time for the six-race cards will be 7 p.m.

The $65,000 Pinot Grigio Handicap for fillies and mares, 3 and up, is scheduled for five furlongs on Friday, Oct. 6.

The next day, the $65,000 Joey P. Handicap for 3-year-olds and up, also at five furlongs, will headline the card on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Both races are restricted to state-breds.

The draw for the opening day card on Friday will take place on Tuesday.

Hector Diaz, Jr. was the leading rider at last year’s Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet with eight wins. There was an eight-way tie for leading trainer (at two wins).