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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday Valentine's Celebration at The Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - Bring your sweetheart to The Meadowlands on Saturday night and parlay a delightful buffet dinner at Pink into getting lucky at the races.

Tonight's feature race is the seventh, $15,000 final of the "Race for the G-Notes" pacing series. The two repeat winners bookend the field with battle-tested 11 year old warrior Giddy Up Lucky starting from the rail versus relative upstart Gravelsinmytravel from post ten.

Giddy Up Lucky is another in a long line of accomplished war horses campaigned by the crack training team of Jennifer Lappe and John Kokinos. The pair specialize on the classy old vets and have remarkable success keeping them healthy and happy, resulting in quality performances. Giddy Up Lucky has earned in excess of $637,000 in his career and was a comfortable winner in both series legs, the faster in 1:52.1 for driver Brett Miller. Patrick Laiso shares ownership on Giddy Up Lucky with Kokinos.

Gravelsinmytravel came to The Meadowlands last fall having spent the summer campaigning at Running Aces in Minnesota and has adapted nicely for trainer Patricia Minnella. He won both of his series starts in 1:51.3, equaling his career best for driver John Campbell. The six-year-old is owned by his breeder, the Van Otterloo Stables of Rock Valley, Iowa.

Saturday night's Valentine's Day Pink buffet is enhanced by complimentary champagne and the chance to win a romantic trip. Simply fill out the entry form located in the Live Racing program and two lucky winners will be drawn after Race 7 to receive a fun, romantic trip for 2.

It all begins at 7:15 p.m.