The New Jersey Sire Stakes, which recently completed its Pari-Mutuel Division racing program at The Meadowlands, begins its “second season” at Freehold Raceway on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8, with Green Acres Division racing for 3-year-old pacers.
The top level NJSS Pari-Mutuel Division begins Aug. 9 at Freehold with competition for 2-year-old pacing colts.
The Green Acres series consists of four legs and a $35,000 final in each of eight divisions of 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters during August, September and October.
The Pari-Mutuel Division series will consist of three legs and an $85,000 championship final in each of the same eight divisions.
Other special stakes races for New Jersey-sired pacers and trotters dominate the fall schedule at Freehold.
In addition to the NJSS Program, there will be six other stakes events, including the $90,000 Helen Smith Filly Trot on Aug. 15, $80,000 Harold R. Dancer Filly Trot on Sept. 16, $100,000 Dancer Open Trot on Sept. 17, $110,000 Charles I. Smith Trot on Oct. 17, and $175,000 Lou Babic Open Pace and $85,000 Babic Filly Pace on Oct. 18. (Freehold)