Meadowlands Racetrack will hold 82 dates of live harness racing in 2013, as approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission at its meeting on Wednesday. The principal meet, which officially begins Friday, Dec. 28, will run through Saturday, Aug. 3. Racing is slated for three nights a week, Thursday–Saturday, through March 16.
The schedule then reverts to Friday and Saturday until the Championship Meet finale on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 3. Fall harness racing will return to the Meadowlands calendar in 2013, with a brief engagement from Nov. 23–Dec. 28.
Trainers who wish to race at the Meadowlands in 2013 must complete a racing application and submit it to the race office for approval by December 10, 2012. The application is available online at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com (http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/content.aspx?id=555).
Nominations are also being taken for the January and February late closing program. Stakes applications are available under the Horsemen's section of MeadowlandsRacetrack.com(http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/content.aspx?id=1509).
An official stakes schedule will be released after the racing secretaries' meeting in December.