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Author Topic: The new grandstand at the greatest harness track in america is being built...!  (Read 2521 times)
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« on: November 14, 2012, 06:47:16 AM »

Sorry Gural and Big M haters...




The first columns of steel have been raised for the new grandstand at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

 

The 155,000 square-foot building, expected to open in late 2013, is the integral part of track operator Jeff Gural's plan to reinvigorate harness racing at the Meadowlands.

 

Approximately 50 pieces of steel a day will be set between now and mid-February 2013, the estimated topping off date, for a total of 2,200 tons. Two dozen tradesmen are at work daily on the project under the management of LPCiminelli.

 

Fans and horsemen will be able to watch the new grandstand's progress over the course of the 2013 live racing season, which begins Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Racing is slated for three nights a week, Thursday–Saturday, through March 16. The schedule then reverts to Friday and Saturday until the Championship Meet finale on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 3. The 2013 season will also mark a return to racing in November and December. An official racing calendar will be released later this month after NJ Racing Commission approval. (Meadowlands)

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 09:00:02 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 09:04:34 AM »

Jeff Gural= trophy trophy thumbs up thumbs up beer beer trotter trotter
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 09:03:10 PM »

GREAT NOW GET BETTER PURSESAND YOULL GET BETTER HORSES
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 10:38:48 PM »

You have to have a nice place to bring people too!
I like all the things Mr. G is trying to do for harness racing!
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 10:47:08 PM »

he did a real nice job with tioga in ny. looking forward to the new meadowlands.
will they still be using the old meadowlands til construction is complete on the new joint?
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 10:52:02 PM »

I've never been to either place.
I've heard nothing but praise and great compliments about Tioga everyone Raves about Tioga !
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 10:54:44 PM »

COUNTY FAIR ATMOSHERE
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 11:23:12 PM »

COUNTY FAIR ATMOSHERE
But that is fun!
Crowds with children!
I don't know why somebody like grisly doesn't lease del mar for 8 months out of the year now that's beautiful nothing like like it nothing!
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 11:33:57 PM »

BUT TIOGA HAS A MILLION MOTHS DURING NIGHT RACING
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 12:05:39 AM »

BUT TIOGA HAS A MILLION MOTHS DURING NIGHT RACING
So do they eat your clothes?
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 05:29:57 AM »

Mr Dalrae......Please dont bring your negativity to the new meadowlands..... we have enough of your type sitting on the far left side of the grandstand....grumpy old men......  new fans to the sport could care less about better horses.....they want a sexy atmosphere as well.... the great horses will be there in the summertime...just like always......

Great Job Jeff and team !!    thumbs up


The old facility will be used until the new one is built....   


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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 08:58:06 AM »

I've never been to either place.
I've heard nothing but praise and great compliments about Tioga everyone Raves about Tioga !
Fuzzy, and others who have never been to Tioga: Tioga is a great track, and one of the nicest and well run tracks I have been to in 20 years.  beer thumbs up trotter
Many years ago I used to go to Tioga when it was a quarter-horse track. It then closed for many years and sat on Route 17 in total deterioration. I wished for it to one day open again, and when it did, I make sure I get there whenever possible.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 09:37:57 AM »

Fuzzy, and others who have never been to Tioga: Tioga is a great track, and one of the nicest and well run tracks I have been to in 20 years.  beer thumbs up trotter
Many years ago I used to go to Tioga when it was a quarter-horse track. It then closed for many years and sat on Route 17 in total deterioration. I wished for it to one day open again, and when it did, I make sure I get there whenever possible.

I agree. I have been there a few times and each time I left I said I will definately come back.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 02:26:23 PM »

I AGREE NICE ATMOSPHERE,,,,BUT NO HANDLE
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 04:48:33 PM »

Handle Shmandle....  Gural can afford to lose millions to live his dream ( but im sure he is not losing money).......most businesses have 2 or 3 sets of books...   Don't believe the numbers.....    Gural is making money.... $$$$ BIG MONEY .     SLots in the meadowlands is coming very soon......   Christie needs to embrace the asians....$$$$$$$
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2012, 12:14:37 AM »

Due to the BS with Atlantic City the slots will wait but they will start taking sports plays very soon. That will bring in alot of $$$$ and plenty of new players too.
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2012, 08:41:26 AM »

cecil...no everyone is going to sit on benches
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 08:48:05 AM »

cecil...no everyone is going to sit on benches

At Freehold alot people used to bring beach chairs. I don't know if they are still there or not. laughing guy laughing guy
Its been about 10 years since my last visit.
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2012, 09:45:28 AM »

The New Grandstand will be beautiful. 2013 will be the same purses as 2012. The new OTW has not perfomed like expected. Sandy has hurt the simu #'s. Gural & his investment group will not pump big $$$ into purses this year.
It will be a new era in 2014 & i look foward to it. Jeff Gural could be harness racings last savior.
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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2012, 01:04:45 PM »

At Freehold alot people used to bring beach chairs. I don't know if they are still there or not. laughing guy laughing guy
Its been about 10 years since my last visit.
Although they have a few benches, many old school people still bring their own chairs. Sad thing is that last time I was there (month ago), must have been 20-30 people there---tops...
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2012, 01:34:58 PM »

Although they have a few benches, many old school people still bring their own chairs. Sad thing is that last time I was there (month ago), must have been 20-30 people there---tops...

I used to sit in the Renaissance room. I had a tiny tim at my table and didn't care how long or slow the windows were. I could see the race out the window or watch on the tv screen. I used to love the place.
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2012, 02:18:39 PM »

But that is fun!
Crowds with children!
I don't know why somebody like grisly doesn't lease del mar for 8 months out of the year now that's beautiful nothing like like it nothing!

Thats their strategy, lower minimum wagers to a penny, and allow all kids to wager! carrot

They will fuc up the grandstand too, no doubt about it!
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2012, 04:59:58 PM »

Only 41 days until Wendy starts breakin’ them down and handing out big fat winners and gimmick plays.
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2013, 08:14:40 PM »

 trophy    The MEDS is back !!!!   Very strong.....   Great Energy,,,,,     No track like it in the world !!     Great Job Jeff and Jason !! 
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