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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Friday Meadowlands Observations

East Rutherford, NJ - While the live racing this weekend at The Meadowlands will feature the $1.2 million finals of the TVG Championship Series on Saturday night, Friday's card is an amalgamation of overnight events composed largely of trotters and pacing mares.

A solid field of nine distaff pacers will go forth for a purse of $17,500 in race seven. From her assigned outside post, Not Before Eight must be considered a prime contender for young driver Kyle Husted. Kyle picked up the drive for top trainer Steve Elliott, a grand opportunity for the 25 year-old Midwesterner to cultivate a relationship that may yield future benefits.

Not Before Eight has a powerful closing kick as evidenced by the 26.2 end to her 1:49.3 career best taken over the East Rutherford mile oval on Hambletonian eve. Chances are any path to a victory on Friday will be fashioned from well back early on, this being her return after a brief freshening. Ernest Hartman of Toledo, Ohio owns the four-year-old Bettors Delight mare.

The lead promotion on Friday is the recognition of our servicemen with a 50% discount on the Pink buffet for all veterans.

As per usual, free program pages are available for the $50,000 Guaranteed Late Pick-4 wager.

New Handicapping Social Media Offering Starts Tomorrow

Meadowlands TV personalities Justin Horowitz and Jenn Bongiorno will launch a weekly Facebook Live broadcast beginning Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. on the Meadowlands Facebook page. Horowitz and Bongiorno will offer analysis and selections for the upcoming weekend’s biggest races at the Meadowlands.

The “JHo-JBo Show” will be designed to be an interactive broadcast that will provide seasoned handicappers with a preview of the weekend’s races while also giving newer fans a chance to ask questions and share their own opinions.

The debut episode will focus on Saturday’s $1.2 million TVG Finals headlined by the career finale of world-record holder Always B Miki and 3YO Breeders Crown winner Bar Hopping taking on aged rivals including Resolve.

To watch the “JHo-JBo Show” log on to the Meadowlands Facebook page.

Post time is 7:15 p.m.