Due to the cancellation of racing on Thursday, Jan. 2, due to a winter storm, the Meadowlands and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey have reached an agreement to add live racing on Thursday, March 13, to make up the lost day from earlier in the meet.
"We are glad to be able to make up this lost day for our horsemen,” said SBOA president Tommy Luchento. "It's great to have the kind of relationship with The Meadowlands where we can approach them and easily work together in the best interest of our horsemen.”
"The Meadowlands wants to give the horsemen of New Jersey every opportunity to get their horses raced,” said director of racing operations Darin Zoccali. "Obviously, this has not been an ideal winter from a weather standpoint and when our racing is impacted by winter weather, the SBOA is very easy to work with in developing a contingency plan.”
The updated racing calendar, which includes the added date of March 13, can be found at http://meadowlandsracetrack.com/calendardates.aspx.
Following the Super Bowl break, racing resumes at the Meadowlands on Thursday, Feb. 6, featuring a Pick-5 carryover of $18,083.40. The Meadowlands and Trackmaster have worked out an agreement for past performances for that Pick 5 sequence to be posted, free of charge, on the Meadowlands website at http://meadowlandsracetrack.com/content.aspx?id=3357. (Meadowlands)