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« on: January 29, 2013, 04:39:00 PM »

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - by Nick Salvi, for Meadowlands Racetrack


East Rutherford, NJ --- Presidential Series champion Golden Receiver and his potential competition throughout the 2013 racing season will have an opportunity to earn big dollars while making their case for seasonal honors with the brand new $1 million Free For All events in November at The Meadowlands.
These races offer a guaranteed $500,000 purse for both pacers and trotters on Nov. 30 as the fall meet opens at The Meadowlands. The nomination payment is due Feb. 15.
"With our best horses making the commitment to stay on the racetrack longer, The Meadowlands has responded by providing a stakes program that rewards that commitment," said Director of Racing Operations Darin Zoccali.
"This brand new Free For All series is a revolutionary idea that will build excitement, pitting the best of our sport against one another throughout the season with an ultimate showdown on Nov. 30. The potential matchup of the best 3-year-old in the country against the best older horses is spell-binding.
"We could have only hoped to see Somebeachsomewhere against Mister Big or Muscle Hill against Lucky Jim. This new series makes that possibility a reality!"
Information on this new event along with the entire menu of early and late closers for the 2013 Big M season is available at this link.

FINALS & OPEN RACES

1st Place = 35 Points
2nd Place = 25 Points
3rd Place = 15 Points
4th Place = 10 Points
5th Place = 8 Points
6th Place = 5 Points
7th Place = 4 Points
8th Place = 2 Points
9th Place and all other starters = 1 Point

ELIMINATION RACES

1st Place = 18 Points
2ndPlace = 13 Points
3rd Place = 8 Points
4th Place = 5 Points
5th Place = 4 Points
6th Place = 3 Points
7th Place = 2 Points
8th Place and all other starters = 1 Point



Point Earning Races: DATE    PACERS                DATE                             TROTTERS
May 11:    $50,000 Open                             May 11:    *Cutler Elim or $50,000 Open
June 1:    $50,000 Open                             May 18:    Cutler Final
July 6:    *WR Haughton Elim or $50,000 Open June 21: $50,000 Open
July 13:    WR Haughton Final                 July 6:    $50,000 Open
July 27:    *US Pace Champ Elim or $50,000 Open July 27: *Nat Ray Elim or $50,000 Open
Aug 3:    US Pacing Championship Final    Aug 3:    Nat Ray Final
Oct 6:    Allerage Farms Open Final                 Oct 6:    Allerage Farms Open Final
Oct 19:    Breeders Crown Final                  Oct 19:    Breeders Crown Final
Nov 23:    $50,000 Open                               Nov 23:    $50,000 Open

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 05:05:28 PM »

This should be great down the road.
Looking forward to it.
Good idea by Gural and team.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 05:09:23 PM »

Seems like its going to be pretty hard to earn money there with The Golden Boy winning race after race at 1-5.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 05:27:02 PM »

Seems like its going to be pretty hard to earn money there with The Golden Boy winning race after race at 1-5.

WWS beat Cheddar in the Mohawk Gold Cup. Golden Receiver finished out. Foiled nosed out 4/5 favorite Cheddar in the CPD. GR finished out. Cheddar romped in his Franklin elimination at even money. GR finished last. Michaels Power, Sweet Lou, Heston Blue Chip etc should be joining in on the fun. There will be plenty of points up for grabs.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 05:29:41 PM »

Seems like its going to be pretty hard to earn money there with The Golden Boy winning race after race at 1-5.
It's not over till it's over !!!!
(Famous quote by Dalrae)
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 05:34:44 PM »

homes now your sounding smarter ,,,,,,ILL TEACH YOU A THING OR TWO
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 06:38:43 PM »

this will be great for sure, as the best go head to head week after week. unfortunately there arent enough of these classy speedsters to see regularly for the most part.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 07:03:36 PM »

homes now your sounding smarter ,,,,,,ILL TEACH YOU A THING OR TWO
NOT TO MUCH YOU CAN TEACH ME.
I'M NOT JUST STREET WISE, I'M ALLEY WISE !!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 08:13:10 PM »

Most of the legs of these two series will be raced at M1. The Allerage legs will be at The Red Mile and the BC legs at Pocono. Not much variety there in terms of track size or distance.

The International Pacing Championship at Yonkers was raced over successive weeks at a mile, mile and a quarter and mile and a half.

The Yonkers Summer Series, later on in the mid-70s, that carried a 75K final, drew horses like Rambling Willie, Tarport Hap, Nickawampus Leroy, Shirleyís Beau and Keystone Accent. It was also raced at a mile, mile and a quarter and mile and a half.

The HTA series in the early Ď70s was held at three different sized tracks, Sportsmanís Park, Roosevelt and Hollywood Park. Sir Dalrae won the Sportsmanís leg in :56, the second fastest time ever for a race on a 5/8 track.

Since Gural and company will be holding these horses as hostages to the series regimen it would have been nice to make them go at least one leg at a mile and a quarter, or even a mile and an eighth. That would have spiced it up a little. When youíre fighting for points it isnít so easy to turn your nose up at the distance.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 11:55:13 PM »

WWS beat Cheddar in the Mohawk Gold Cup. Golden Receiver finished out. Foiled nosed out 4/5 favorite Cheddar in the CPD. GR finished out. Cheddar romped in his Franklin elimination at even money. GR finished last. Michaels Power, Sweet Lou, Heston Blue Chip etc should be joining in on the fun. There will be plenty of points up for grabs.
We will see was among  the dullest horses among ffa making some good cash running 3rd or 4th in the big races made some good money but never a factor in any big race.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 07:06:49 AM »

We will see was among  the dullest horses among ffa making some good cash running 3rd or 4th in the big races made some good money but never a factor in any big race.

There was no FFA division last year. WWS was horrible. He accumulated money because the rest of the division was so weak. Cheddar was the best but he only started eleven times and four of those, a preferred race at Georgian Downs and three opens at Mohawk, were clown shows. The Franklin was his only quality win. He went a record mile in the Quillen but there was only a five horse field and Foiled represented the only competition in the race.

Foiled took a step back last year. His one quality win was in the CPD. His other two were the Molson and the Indiana Pacing Derby, both second tier races.

The situation was perfect for Golden Receiver to take charge but he didnít win anything but a Pocono open after mid-August.

This division needs new blood. Letís hope the newly minted four-year-olds step up.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 08:04:44 AM »

There was no FFA division last year. WWS was horrible. He accumulated money because the rest of the division was so weak. Cheddar was the best but he only started eleven times and four of those, a preferred race at Georgian Downs and three opens at Mohawk, were clown shows. The Franklin was his only quality win. He went a record mile in the Quillen but there was only a five horse field and Foiled represented the only competition in the race.

Foiled took a step back last year. His one quality win was in the CPD. His other two were the Molson and the Indiana Pacing Derby, both second tier races.

The situation was perfect for Golden Receiver to take charge but he didnít win anything but a Pocono open after mid-August.

This division needs new blood. Letís hope the newly minted four-year-olds step up.

any guesses as to which of this years 4 year olds may step up and compete in FFA class this year?
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 08:51:50 AM »

any guesses as to which of this years 4 year olds may step up and compete in FFA class this year?

Last year Cheddar was the only high profile colt to step up. Michaels Power is a gelding which is promising. Bettorís Edge and Dynamic Youth are also incomplete horses, not as good as MP, but they could be open pacers in this environment. Heston Blue Chip, Sweet Lou, Duer, Pet Rock, ARNR Dance and Panther Hanover are all possibilities. We should expect a lot from this bunch.

Foiled is now nine and GR, Bettor Sweet, and Atochia are all eight. Cheddar is injury prone. Time for something new.
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