General admission is FREE. Gates Open at 11 am; Live Racing Post Time 6:20 pm ( Hambletonian Day 8/6/2022 @ 12 noon)
$2 live racing program every Friday & Saturday night/ $5 on Hambletonian Day.
For dining reservations dial 201-THEBIGM (201-843-2446).
To learn more about group outings, contact our Event Planning Department, Catering@PlayMeadowlands.com.
DVDs may be purchased by emailing Rachel Ryan (email@example.com). Harness photos may be purchased from Lisa Photo, LisaPhoto@PlayMeadowlands.com and Thoroughbred photos from Bill Denver of Equi-Photo at firstname.lastname@example.org
A winning mutuel ticket is valid for six months. A cash voucher is valid for three years. For questions regarding mutuel tickets email Stu Berman at SBerman@playmeadowlands.com
The main track is one mile with a homestretch of 990 feet. The distance from the start/finish line to the first turn is 330 feet. The width of the homestretch is 90 feet and the backstretch is 80 feet.
Quick Baron won the first pari-mutuel race on September 1, 1976.
The Meadowlands Pace purse grew to $1 Million for the first time in 1980, the year Niatross won.
The 1977 Pace carried a purse of $425,000. The winner was Bernard and Rosalind Mann’s Escort, trained and driven by Carl LeCause.
The world’s most famous trotting event, the Hambletonian, which has had a number of different homes, debuted at the Meadowlands Racetrack on August 8, 1981.
The 1981 Hambletonian winner was Shiaway St. Pat. He was driven to victory by Ray Remmen.
The record is 52,975 set on June 11, 1982 on a night of a closed circuit broadcast of the Cooney-Holmes heavyweight championship fight