Cotolo’s Harness-Weekend Review, 5-2-11
Last week we reported about the exodus of horses and horsemen from the Meadowlands due to politics and other peculiar policies. This week is filled with good news concerning the sport’s flagship track.
Live harness racing returns to on Saturday, May 7 with a card that features eliminations for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial and Graduate stakes, along with a new event for conditioned pacers. Meadowlands will operate on a Thursday-though-Saturday live racing schedule in May. Post time is 7 p.m.
Pastor Stephen is a colt trotter that won six of 11 at two and $664,56 and See You At Peelers, a frosh-filly pacer won all 13 of her rookie starts, earning $581,649.
Takter also won with three-year-old filly trotter Thatsnotmyname and five-year-old stallion Vintage Master.
Smedshammer won with sophomore gelding trotter Im The Answer (1:57.3) and with four-year-old trotter Blacktuxwhitesocks, the New York Sire Stakes champion trotter at two and three (he was not eligible for the Hambletonian), with 13 victories and $467,800.