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adowlands 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

  • Duenna, 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 2YO Colt Pace, Sponsored by Vieux Carre Farms

  • Kindergarten 2YO Colt Trot, Sponsored by International Sound Corporation

  • Kindergarten 2YO Filly Pace, Sponsored by Daniel Baer

  • Kindergarten 2YO Filly 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 Championship), 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 3YO Colt Trot, Sponsored by Climans Green Liang Architects Inc.

  • Tompkins-Geers 3YO Filly Trot, 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 3YO Colt Trot, Sponsored by Gaitway Farms

  • W.N. Reynolds 3YO Filly Trot, Sponsored by Jimmy Takter Stable

  • William R. Haughton Memorial, Sponsored by Libfeld & Katz BreedingPartnership