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Meadowlands kicks off Thursday programs

January 27, 2017

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The under-30 Meadowlands drivers stole the show on the first Thursday program of 2017. The 20-somethings Drew Monti, Joe Bongiorno, and Marcus Miller combined to win five of the night’s nine races with Monti and Bongiorno each winning two. 

The trio teamed up to sweep the final three races that were part of the debut episode of "Meadowlands Harness Live" that aired on SNY, the regional sports network home of the New York Mets and New York Jets. The show will air for the next six Thursdays on SNY at 9:30 p.m. 

Thursday’s action was headlined by three divisions each in "Dash For G-Notes" series for conditioned trotters and $7,500 claiming pacers.The trotting winners were Bad Day Black Rock, Montalbano Bi, and Stonebridge Idol. The pacing winners were Whatagamble, Mr. Big Load, and May Day. 

Both series continue next Thursday with the top finishers from the two preliminary rounds advancing to the finals on February 9. 

Total handle on the nine-race card was $1,325,434. 

Live racing continues Friday night with a 7:15 p.m. post time. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. (Meadowlands)

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