11/09/2015 3:57PM

Meadowlands: Harness Racing returns with plenty of stars

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Live harness racing returns to The Meadowlands on Friday, November 13 with eliminations and preliminary events for several important stakes on the menu.

The $1.2 million TVG finals for the older horses are scheduled for next weekend, so preliminary TVG open events for those horses are on the opening weekend card.

The $25,000 mare opens each drew fields of six with names like Bee A Magician, Shake It Cerry, Classic Martine heading up the trot and point leader Venus Delight and Sandbetweenurtoes in the pace. The $200,000g TVG finals for mares will be raced on Friday, November 20.

Six pacing horses were entered in that division, among them JK Endofandera, who currently resides at the top of that list. Doo Wop Hanover, Mach It So and new shooter Arthur Blue Chip were also entered.

Seven trotters declared with Obrigado, Melady’s Monet, Master Of Law, Natural Herbie, Resolve and DW’s NY Yank to be joined by EL Titan, who is making his first start in the series. Each of these opens carry a purse of $50,000 and the $400,000g TVG Open finals are scheduled for Saturday, November 21.

Eliminations for the $1.5 million Fall Final Four freshman stakes are also set for opening weekend.

The Three Diamonds drew eight pacing fillies thus needing no elimination and going right through to the $385,250e November 20 final. The eight declared are; Blue Moon Stride, Call Me Queen, I Said Please, JK Fannie, Penpal, Shezarealdeal, Skinny Dipper and Yankee Moonshine.

The Goldsmith Maid filly declarations numbered 11. A bye was accepted by the connections of Kathy Parker and the remaining 10 will race to eliminate one and join her in the $409,950e November 20 final.

The Governor’s Cup box contained 16, which split neatly into a pair of eight colt pacer eliminations on Saturday night. The top five from each will return, with elim winners drawing from posts one through six for the $413,000e final on Saturday, November 21.

Nineteen trotting colts entered for the Valley Victory, so the eliminations this Saturday will be a ten and a nine with the same result as the pacers determining which colts will compete in the $489,400e final next Saturday.

Post time for the Fall Meet at The Meadowlands will be 7:00pm.