Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host two nights of qualifying races prior to the grand opening of its new facility. Those dates will be Thursday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 21. Post time for the Nov. 14 qualifiers will be 7:15 p.m. while the Nov. 21 qualifiers will begin at 6 p.m.
These qualifiers will be the first races being raced out of the new facility. The box for both qualifiers closes Wednesday of the respective week at 10 a.m.
In addition to the qualifying races, these dates will be used as a "dry-run” as the Meadowlands prepares for its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 23. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment general manager/CEO Jason Settlemoir believes this is a vital part of the process of opening a new facility.
"We have done this at all our other properties, Tioga, Vernon and Winners which hosted a press conference for the Meadowlands Pace,” said Settlemoir. "We owe it to our customers to make sure that everything is flawless when we open the doors to the public and this will help accomplish that goal.”
Both nights will include an announcer calling the races.
Thursday night, Nov. 21, will be a night for owners, trainers and drivers to get a preview of the new facility and will be able to watch the qualifying races while enjoying a complimentary dinner in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's new tiered restaurant, "Pink.” The event will be limited to 250 people with details to follow. (Meadowlands)