11/29/2016 2:02PM

Meadowlands: 2017 live racing dates finalized

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The Meadowlands management is announcing that a total of 91 live harness racing dates have been approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission for the 2017 season.

Racing starts off the year with Friday and Saturday cards then picks up Thursday for seven weeks from the end of January through March 9. The weekend-only schedule then resumes through the Aug. 5 Hambletonian.

The Meadowlands will race live for two weeks on September 8-9 and 15-16.

The fall meet opens on the weekend of Nov. 17-18 and expands to three days in December.

Post times are set for 7:15 p.m. with the exceptions of July 8 (Fan Appreciation Night) and July 15 (Meadowlands Pace final) which both begin at 6:30 p.m. and the usual noon post for Hambletonian Day.

The stakes schedule will be made public following the Racing Secretary conference this weekend.

The complete calendar racing schedule is available here

-release (Meadowlands)