Pacing mares featured Friday at Meadowlands
March 29, 2018
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The Easter holiday weekend of live racing at the Meadowlands kicks off with an 11-race card on Friday evening.
The featured event is race two a $17,500 overnight comprised of seven gifted pacing mares, five of which are coming into the race off a win in their most recent start.
Delightful Dragon has strung together a pair of wins, a 1:51.4 score at fhe Meadowlands two back followed by a trip across the Hudson to take the Preferred in 1:53.4 on the half mile oval. Trainer Noel Daley owns the now 7-year-old winner of nearly three quarters of a million dollars and Andy McCarthy will drive from post 3.
Juxta Cowgirl is using this race to prep for the upcoming Burning Point series which begins next week. The career winner 27 times from 47 starts dominated the Iowa fair circuit as a freshman and sophomore and has excelled since moving to the East coast for owners Stuart Oppenheimer, David Glasser and Robert Cooper. She won at first asking over the Meadowlands mile and takes on better foes this week. Mike Watson trains and Jim Marohn, Jr is back in the bike from post 6.
The popular "Driver Face Off" promotion returns, the "1 Million Penny Giveaway" debuts and the Jackpot Super Hi-5 pool is at $161,453 going into Friday's races. Get your free program pages here.
Post time is 7:15 p.m. (Meadowlands)