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Meadowlands Stakes Events To Be Showcased On Fox Sports 2

The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.

For a second consecutive year, the biggest stakes events on the Meadowlands calendar will be made available to a national television audience as the New York Racing Association's TV department will team up with The Big M's for six live telecasts on Fox Sports 2.

“We couldn't be happier to once again be working with the superb TV team at the New York Racing Association to bring our races to a national audience,” said Meadowlands' Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. “It's a great opportunity for our sport to be seen at its best in what is normally a Thoroughbred environment.”

The first three shows will be telecast on April 30 (from 7-11 p.m.), May 14 (9-11:30 p.m.) and June 18 (9-11:30 p.m.) as part of NYRA's “America's Day at the Races” presentation and will feature Thoroughbred racing from Churchill Downs in addition to the harness action from The Meadowlands.

The following two shows will be on July 9 (from 8-11 p.m.), which will feature eliminations for The Meadowlands Pace, and July 16 (8-11 p.m.), when the $700,000 (est.) Pace Final will be in the spotlight.

The sixth and final show will be on Aug. 6 (from 6-7 p.m.) when The Meadowlands' Championship Meeting concludes with the 97th edition of the $1 million Hambletonian. That show will be telecast as part of NYRA's “Saratoga Live”.

“NYRA and Fox Sports are very pleased to team up with The Meadowlands for another year of exciting harness racing,” said NYRA Sr. Director of TV Broadcast Operations Eric Donovan. “And we are especially looking forward to showcasing two of harness racing's biggest events, The Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian.”

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