“We’ve worked out with the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association to let horsemen drop off their checks and applications at the SBOANJ office at 64 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ,” said Meadowlands Director of Racing Peter Koch.
Koch is asking horsemen to fax their application to the Meadowlands Race Office [201-460-4042] and then leave a hard copy of the application and the check [$100 per nomination] at the SBOANJ office during business hours on Tuesday. The SBOANJ office closes at 4:30 p.m.
“This way, horsemen can save the drive to the Meadowlands and make the deadline,” said Koch.
The trio of late-closing series, which will be contested in June, are the Caramore, the Flower Child and the Cathedra Dot Com.
Events will be available for trotters, pacing mares and pacing horses and geldings who have made a minimum of six starts at Freehold in 2013 or are classified as C-2 at the Meadowlands as of May 27. Winners of over $30,000 in 2013 are ineligible.
There will be two $10,000 legs and a $20,000 added final for each of the three series throughout the month of June.
The Caramore for pacing horses will be contested June 8, 15 and 22. The Flower Child for trotters and the Cathedra Dot Come for pacing mares will both be carded June 7, 14 and 21.
For more information, contact the Meadowlands Race Office 877-782-2537.
--Submitted by Carol Hodes for SBOANJ