MEADOWLANDS TURF MEET TO BEGIN OCTOBER 1
Fifty-nine horses were entered today for the six races on the all-turf card when the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet gets underway on Friday, Oct. 1. First race post time throughout the seven-day all-turf meet that spans the month of October will be 7 p.m.
A $40,000 Maiden Special Weight at a mile and a sixteenth headlines the opening day card at the East Rutherford facility.
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Jockey Paco Lopez, coming off his eighth riding title at Monmouth Park, where he averaged nearly two wins per day (109 overall) for the 55-day meet, is listed to ride in all six races Friday.
The fourth race on the card, a $7,500 claiming event at a mile and a sixteenth, drew a field of 14, include four alternates.
The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet will also hold live racing on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Friday-Saturday schedule will continue on Oct. 8 and 9 before shifting to just Friday on Oct. 15 and then to just Saturday on Oct. 23 and 30.
Six races will be held nightly.