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Friday, June 13, 2014

Changes to Meadowlands Stakes Dates

East Rutherford, N.J. -- The Meadowlands has several important stakes schedule changes to announce for the near term.

The first leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes for two year old pacers has been moved back one day from Saturday, June 28 to Friday, June 27 and will be raced the same night as the NJSS trots. This move is for the first leg of the stakes only.

As a result of that move, The Meadowlands will offer baby races on both Friday (for New Jersey sired two year olds) and Saturday (for non - New Jersey bred two year olds) next week (June 20 & 21) to avoid the NJSS two year olds having to race back in six days. The draw for both days of Baby Races will be done on Tuesday, June 17 with the box closing at 9:00am.

Qualifiers will be raced on Friday morning only and will be drawn on Tuesday with a box close of 9:00am as well.

Another important change involves the third leg of the Miss Versatility series raced at The Meadowlands. That race is being moved from Friday, July 11 to Saturday, July 12. This move is a result of the older trotting mares coming up so strong this season and using the race to enhance an already powerful Meadowlands Pace card.