Meadowlands going to Australia
February 01, 2011
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The Meadowlands races will be televised on Sky Racing2 in Australia through March 26. "Sky Racing is pleased to begin a trial with the acclaimed USA venue, Meadowlands,” said Sky Racing chief operating officer Brendan Parnell. “It's the first step in what we hope leads to regular USA racing being imported into Australia."
The Meadowlands cards, which will be offered on a separate pool basis, will air Friday and Sunday mornings Down Under.
“We're very excited here at the Meadowlands to begin simulcasting our harness racing into Australia and New Zealand,” said Assistant Vice President of Racing Development and Distribution Alex Dadoyan. “International distribution is a key growth area for wagering. There is a strong harness racing following Down Under and we look forward to the punters there being able to regularly follow the best harness racing in America.”
Trainer Chris Ryder, a New Zeland native who has ranked among the Meadowlands’ top trainers over the last 15 years, will be the featured on the track’s Thursday card simulcast. Ryder will talk about his own starters and discuss some of the angles punters can look for on the inaugural simulcast of Meadowlands racing Down Under. Fans can e-mail questions for Ryder to answer on air to email@example.com. (Meadowlands)