by Mark Ford, President, Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey
Manalapan, NJ — “Contrary to our ongoing dialogue with the Meadowlands, we were not given any notice and were as much surprised as anyone to read their release indicating that they were putting in for a 68 day meet with a significant reduction of added-money events.
“We found this particularly disappointing in that we have been working very hard with various legislators and did feel that we had made progress in getting some assistance from the state.
“That said, a 68 day meet at the Meadowlands in 2019, which does violate their contract with the SBOA regarding a minimum amount of days, is clearly unacceptable and we will address that immediately.”
— Mark Ford, President, Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey
- Meadowlands to apply for 68 live racing dates for 2019 (Thursday, October 11, 2018)
The Meadowlands will apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 season by the Oct. 15 request for dates deadline of the New Jersey Racing Commission.
- Update on Meadowlands 2019 live racing schedule (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)
At the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission, The Meadowlands has submitted a revised 2019 live racing schedule application comprised of 76 dates with the addition of eight racing dates in September.