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Friday, June 30, 2017

Meadowlands Thanks Stakes Sponsors

East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands wishes to recognize its stakes sponsors for the 2017 Championship Season.
Winning a major stake at The Meadowlands remains a goal to all who breed, raise, sell, buy, train and race Standardbreds. Thanks to the support of the sponsors listed below, The Meadowlands is able to continue to provide the races so important to harness racing at the same purse levels as in the past. We are proud to be able to continue to provide the stage for these marquee stakes.
"To be honest, after the casino referendum failed it was originally our intent to drastically reduce the stakes program to try to recoop the $5.7 Million overpayment that had been made under the assumption that we would get a casino and that money could get repaid over time," said Meadowlands President & CEO Jeff Gural. " However, when I saw how successful the sales were last fall in Kentucky and Harrisburg, we decided to see if we could get sponsors for all of our stakes which would allow us to keep our normal stakes program with a few minor modifications in place. The response we got was overwhelmingly positive and I was only turned down by two people. I am really proud of the industry for stepping up as our stakes program this year is scheduled to be around $12 Million."

Arthur J. Cutler Memorial
Sponsored by Allerage Farms
Cane Pace
Sponsored by Fair Winds Farm & Cameo Hills Farm
Delvin Miller Memorial
Sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms
Sponsored by Joie De Vie Farm
Dr. John R. Steele Memorial
(Fresh Yankee)
Sponsored by Dr. John R. Steele & Associates, Mark Weaver,
Jerry & Theresa Silva 
Golden Girls
Sponsored by Mel Hartman & David McDuffee
Goldsmith Maid
Sponsored by Nick Surick & Erv Miller Stable
Governors Cup
Sponsored by Blue Chip Farms
Graduate – Pace Final
Sponsored by Magical Acres
Graduate - Trot Final
Sponsored by Drivers & Trainers of The Meadowlands Racetrack
Hambletonian Maturity
Sponsored by Northwood Bloodstock
Hambletonian Oaks Elim
Sponsored by Brittany Farms
Jim Doherty Memorial
Sponsored by Hunterton Farm & Sales Agency
John Cashman Memorial
Sponsored by Southwind Farms
Kindergarten 2yrC Pace
Sponsored by Vieux Carre Farms
Kindergarten 2yrC Trot 
Sponsored by International Sound Corporation
Kindergarten 2yrF Pace
Sponsored by Daniel Baer
Kindergarten 2yrF Trot
Sponsored by Svanstedt Stables 
Lady Liberty
Sponsored by The SBOA of NJ & NJ TrotPac
Meadowlands Pace Elimination
Sponsored by Lexington Selected Yearling Sale
Meadowlands Pace Final
Sponsored by Crawford Farms
Miss Versatility
Sponsored by Burke Racing Stables
Mistletoe Shalee
Sponsored by Jetaway Charters & Odds on Racing
Peter Haughton Memorial
Sponsored by Purple Haze Stables
Sam McKee Memorial
(US Pacing Champoinship)
Sponsored by Diamond Creek Farm
Shady Daisy
Sponsored by Deo Volente Farm & Tony Alagna
"In Memory of Craig Lipka"
Stanley Dancer Memorial
Sponsored by Tattersalls Sales Company
Three Diamonds
Sponsored by The United States Trotting Association
Tompkins-Geers 3CT
Sponsored by Climans Green Liang Architects Inc.
Tompkins-Geers 3FT
Sponsored by Climans Green Liang Architects Inc.
Townsend Ackerman
Sponsored by Team Miller - Andy & Julie Miller
TVG FFA Pace Final
Sponsored by New Jersey Equine Practitioners
TVG FFA Trot Final
Sponsored by Knutsson Trotting and SRF Stable
TVG Mares FFA Pace Final
Sponsored by Winbak Farms
TVG Mares FFA Trot Final
Sponsored by Angelo J. Genova, Esq. Chairman of Genova Burns LLC
Valley Victory
Sponsored by Kentuckiana Farms
W.N. Reynolds 3CT
Sponsored by Gaitway Farms
W.N. Reynolds 3FT
Sponsored by Jimmy Takter Stable
William R. Haughton Memorial
Sponsored by Libfeld & Katz Breeding Partnership