18-race cards next weekend at Meadowlands
June 11, 2020
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Foiled in attempt to expand to a three-day per week schedule, The Meadowlands will add five more races each to the Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, card to help get more horses raced.
The process for the NJRC to grant an additional card is too time consuming to address the immediate problem. So, beginning next weekend until PA gets open, both Friday and Saturday will have 18-race cards, resulting in an additional 10 races. To stay close at all to the budgeted purse account will require a 20% reduction excluding the planned three 12 horse races per night which will see 10% trimmed from their purse. Purses will return to previous levels upon returning to the normal number of races.
The added races should provide a better opportunity for horsemen to get their 3-year-olds going in anticipation of upcoming stakes.
Post time will be moved up to 6 PM for the giant-sized programs. (Meadowlands)