Last Call for Hambletonian Day Attendance and Dining

Seating for this Saturday’s 95th Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack is going quickly. 


Due to limited attendance capacities and COVID protocols, onsite attendance is limited to horsemen dining on the West Deck and guests dining in the Backyard or at the Cafe. No walk-ups will gain admittance to the Grandstand without a reservation for Saturday.   


Five tables remain for the Café picnic tables. The Café will have waitress service and be tented for guest comfort. Guests can dine on racetrack staples including chicken wings and French fries, cheese steaks, burgers, pretzels, popcorn, ice cream and more. Reservations must be pre-paid and are $100 per table. Each table seats up to four people. The $100 is also a food credit that can be used at the outdoor Café on Hambletonian Day. The credit is valid on Saturday, August 8th only.


Café tables can be purchased at


Backyard tables are also very limited. The Backyard BBQ & Grill will have waitress service and also be tented. Guests can dine on $15 brunch specials and delicious summer-time grilled fare including burgers, sausage and hot dog along with brisket, ribs and mac & cheese. 


Backyard reservations must be pre-paid and are $25 per person. The $25 is also a food credit that can be used at the Backyard BBQ & Grill and Backyard Bar.

Reservations for Backyard dining can be made by emailing Jennifer Jordan at Please include your phone number in the email.

Guests must make dining reservations for track admittance and guaranteed seating.  All must wear face coverings while not at their table, have their temperature checked and complete a brief health questionnaire.  No one with a temperature exceeding 100.4 will be allowed to enter. All are also encouraged to download and fill out the required the health questionnaire (available here) to speed up the check-in process.   There is no valet parking available.

To adhere to all COVID-19 protocols the Meadowlands has implemented the following measures:

·         All guest seating has been 6 ft social distanced

·         Hand sanitizer has been placed throughout the grandstand

·         All high touch surfaces will be frequently wiped down throughout the day including all self-service machines, door handles and counter-tops

·         No food or beverage is permitted inside the grandstand.  Guests are able to order from a waitress and eat and drink outside on the apron tables.

·         Smoking is only permitted on the outdoor apron.  It is prohibited in all dining areas

·         Face coverings must be worn at all times except when seated at a dining table.

All updated racing and dining information can be found at