In an effort to make-up the lost day of Thursday, Feb. 13, which was cancelled due to a snow storm, the Meadowlands will be adding the live racing date of Thursday, March 20, to its racing calendar.
"With the two-week postponement of the Harrah's Philadelphia meet, we believed it would be well-received by the horsemen to add this date to the calendar," said Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural. "It has been a brutally tough winter with many storms and cancellations aplenty all over the northeast. Compounded with the loss of live racing at the Meadowlands for two weeks due to the Super Bowl, we understand this has been a less-than-ideal winter for trainers to get their horses raced and we are committed to helping that in any way we can.
"The winter weather has been particularly tough on the Meadowlands as well, as all the cancellations have resulted in a hit to our import/simulcast business, which is the largest contributor to our purses. It has become even more important, that our only source of revenue, wagering dollars, maintain its strength on our live racing product. The only way to accomplish that is by keeping large fields and competitive races. We are hopeful that once the weather warms and we turn the calendar to spring, the horsemen will continue to support the Meadowlands."
Post Time for the Thursday, March 20, program will be 7:15 p.m. (Meadowlands)