Big M's Own-A-Horse promotion pays dividends
January 30, 2018
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Todd Strassberg, a January Own A Horse Contestant, walked away with $600 courtesy of Gimme Some Lovin.
"I attended last Friday, got to visit the horse in the paddock with my friend, and Gimme Some Lovin won," said Strassberg, of Fort Lee, N.J. "I have been coming since the 70s with my pal Bill, and I was unaware how badly my buddy wanted to see the backstretch until we visited the horse. Everyone we dealt with was nice and we had a blast. I have to say that we both had fun and this is a great promotion!"
Each month, 10 lucky fans earned a chance to "own" a piece of one of five different horses competing at the Meadowlands. While the fans did not actually own the horse, they received up to 10 percent of the horse's earnings, paid for by the Meadowlands, while also getting access to meet their horse in the race paddock, visit with the trainer and driver, and if lucky enough, get a picture in the winner's circle. Sign-ups for the March round of the contest are open by visiting the Own A Horse page on the Meadowlands website. Fans can register until Feb. 24.
A new addition to the Own A Horse promotion comes courtesy of trainer Rob Harmon and the Harmon Racing Stable. Harmon's Iron Dome is one of the horses in the February promotion and will be featured in a series of "A Day in the Life" vignettes. These behind the scenes videos will be posted on the Meadowlands' Facebook and Instagram pages and provide a unique look into the race day for a horse. In addition, Harmon will also provide some cool swag for the two lucky contestants to be randomly paired with Iron Dome. (Meadowlands)