East Rutherford, NJ - Another dozen pari-mutuel puzzlers are in store for the horseplayer a day early with The Meadowlands racing live on Thursday and Friday this week as a result of NY Jets football game on Saturday night at Met Life stadium.
With East Coast racing down to just a few tracks Every field is full to the brim, a condition that will continue to benefit The Meadowlands and its faithful followers for the foreseeable future.
There are seven trots on Thursday's card and the featured sixth race has ten going forth in quest of the winner's share of $13,000. A case could be made for any of the contestants with Crosby's Clam Bake the tepid 3-1 choice on the morning line despite his extreme outside draw.
Trainer Andy Federico handles Meadows based trainer Randy Bendis stock when they come East and is reunited with Crosby's Clam Bake. The pair enjoyed great success here last winter, winning all the way up to the top class then taking two Open trots in February. Crosby's Clam Bake is wrapping up a stellar campaign with $123,945 made this year on the strength of nine wins from thirty six seasonal starts, his 1:53.1 mark taken over the Jersey mile oval in late October. Bendis shares ownership of this solid son of Kadabra with Jack Piatt III and Tom Pollack. Jimmy Marohn, Jr has the assignment on Thursday.
Off the track, the Own A Horse promotion is still accepting prospective participants, sign up online or at the Players Club desk.
You'll want to make those New Years Eve reservations in Pink for live racing and dining then stay for the stunning fireworks display after the races to welcome 2017 in style.
The usual Pick 4 pool guarantees will not be available on the Thursday cards but will return on Friday.
Post time is 7:15 PM.