The inaugural Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters—raced at 1 1/8 miles—is on tap Saturday at the Meadowlands, and you can learn the genesis of the race in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also Ron Pierce will drive Spider Blue Chip from post 8, and he reveals some possible race strategy for the trotter in the bulky 14-horse field.
Also, there are a pair of Meadowlands Pace eliminations on the card and trainer Joe Seekman says "Let's Drink On It” as he aims for his second Pace trophy, joining the one he has from Art Official's epic win over Somebeachsomewhere six years ago. Brian Brown sends out Limelight Beach in the other elim and he talks about his chances from post 1.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are Sunday on the lawn of the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen, N.Y. Also, Kathy Parker took a look around the tracks over the weekend and there are some interesting "Ones To Watch.”
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