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Molson Pace Offered As Part of Friday Card

Monday, May 23, 2011

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Meadowlands Racetrack will simulcast the $300,000 Molson Pace from Western Fair Raceway in Ontario as part of its Friday, May 27 card.  

The Molson Pace will be carded as the tenth race (post time 10:15 pm) and will be offered through a separate pool as part of the Meadowlands card.  Meadowlands Racetrack will also offer the full Western Fair card as part of its simulcast menu, so guests can shop for odds on the Molson Pace between the two pools.  Win, place, show, exacta, trifecta and pick three wagering will be offered on the race.  

"The separate pool simulcast of the Molson Pace as part of our regular card is like ‘old school’ simulcasting from 15 or 20 years ago,” said Director of Simulcasting Sam McKee said.  “It gives our fans on-track and along our simulcast network another quality wagering opportunity on our Friday card.  If the Molson Pace is well received, we may try to incorporate some other major races as part of our program going forward."

Foiled Again, winner of the 2011 Graduate at the Meadowlands, and his stablemate Atochia headline the eight-horse field for the Molson Pace.  The elimination winners, trained by Ron Burke, will race uncoupled in the $300,000 final.

"Partnering with the Meadowlands on something like this is very exciting for us and we thank them for the opportunity,” said Greg Blanchard, assistant raceway manager at Western Fair.  “As we try to build the profile of the Molson Pace, the added exposure this gives us should be a tremendous boost."

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