03/16/2016 8:56AM

Meadowlands: High Definition online streaming has arrived


The New Meadowlands Racetrack and Racetrack Television Network (RTN) have partnered together to distribute live streaming and race replays of Meadowlands Racetrack harness racing in high definition (“HD”).

A sixty (60) day free trial period began on March 11th.  During this trial offer, Meadowlands Racetrack customers will get to experience live streaming and race replays in HD on www.playmeadowlands.com and an opportunity to learn more about the subscription packages available for purchase through RTN directly on the Meadowlands Racetrack website.  In conjunction with the Meadowlands offer, RTN will also be offering a sixty (60) day free trial period to customers for the RTN Harness Racing package. 

Beginning on May 13th, customers who would like to continue receiving the Meadowlands Racetrack live streaming simulcast in HD will have the opportunity to choose one of three RTN Online/Mobile subscription packages, each containing live streaming and race replays in HD available to PCs, Tablets and Mobile devices.

The Meadowlands Racetrack a la carte package for only $5 per month.

The RTN Harness Racing package, with live streaming and race replays from over 50 harness racetracks in North America for only $10 per month.

The RTN “Full-Access” package for just $25 per month gives racing fans the ultimate racetrack experience including live streaming and race replays from every track of every breed plus jai-alai with more HD racetrack video than any other racing website.

Live streaming of the Meadowlands Racetrack will no longer be available to customers on the racetrack website as of May 13th.  Meadowlands Racetrack fans and racing fans from around the world will be able to sign up for any of the subscription packages RTN offers.  Live streaming and race replays of qualifiers and baby races will remain on www.playmeadowlands.com free of charge.  Meadowlands will also continue to provide its fans race replays in standard definition on the track website once the trial promotion concludes.  These race replays will be available to view at the end of each racing day.

Handicapping Championship Qualifier

Two coveted berths to the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship will be on the line this Saturday, March 19 in a qualifying tournament hosted by the Meadowlands.

The qualifier features a $200 buy-in that includes a $100 entry fee and a $100 bankroll. Contestants are required to bet a minimum of 10 Meadowlands live races with a minimum $10 wager per race. There is no maximum wager per race. Only Win, Place, Show wagers will be allowed and only one horse per race can be selected. Entry fee includes a live racing program, Harness Eye, and food voucher.

The top two finishers in the qualifier will receive seats to the $50,000 WHHC Final to be held on April 30 at the Meadowlands. In addition, contestants keep all pari-mutuel earnings accumulated during the contest plus a $10,000 prize pool will be paid out to the top 10 finishers (based on 100 entries).

Walk-up registration will be available from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the date of the contest. Advance registration can be mailed to the Meadowlands and must be received by the end of business on Friday.

(edited release--Meadowlands)