Meadowlands Racetrack Bids Goodbye to June with Wine

Monday, June 20, 2022

The Meadowlands Racetrack has something for every guest this weekend. Live racing kicks off with a 6:20pm post time Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Horseplay is a Friday and Saturday night staple that fans can enter for free. Fans are encouraged to pick up a numbered horse at the promotions table and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and an entry into the Friday, August 5th drawing for a brand new 2022 Toyota Corolla. For every horse that makes it into the Horseplay car during the season, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment donates $5 to the designated monthly charity and $5 to Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program. The June donation recipient is the Bluemont Equine Rescue and Sanctuary in Colts Neck, NJ.


This Saturday June 25th, is the annual Meadowlands Wine Fest in the track’s Backyard.  Doors open to the public at 4:30 pm for VIP admission.  The VIP ticket is $65 and includes an additional 1 hour of sampling, exclusive VIP Tent wine samplings, and food.  General Admission begins at 5:30 pm and is available in advance for $45 or at the door for $50.  Live harness racing kicks off at 6:20 pm.


Over thirty wineries will be featured including Whispering Angel, Concha y Toro, Brik by Lovo, Federalist, 7Cellars, Belair, Santa Margherita, Cavit, Confetti, Fetzer, Loveblock and many more.

Guests can also sample Flybird’s vast array of wine cocktails with unique flavorings, everything from blood orange to passion fruit to spicy tamarind mangonada.

Tickets are available at


Those looking for a relaxing night while watching the races can hang out on Victory Terrace. The sprawling outdoor rooftop lounge, offers spectacular views of the live harness racing action and the New York City skyline.  Every Friday and Saturday during live racing guests can enjoy full bar and a DJ playing Top 40 hits.


For a complete list of nightly events, promotions and updated racing calendar please visit


Buffet dining reservations can be made by calling 201-The-BigM (201-843-2446). The buffet always features a variety of salads, main dishes, carving station and desserts. Thursday is $29.95 with Fridays and Saturdays $49.95. Guests can enjoy a 10oz prime rib for an additional $10 on both Fridays and Saturdays.


SBOA members in good standing can make a dining reservation and send an email to Jessica Otten ( with the following info:

Subject Line: SBOA Dinner Promotion
Name of Reservation
Date of Reservation

One member will be selected to win dinner for four in Trotters and live race program on each Friday and Saturday.

Reminder, guests must be 18+ to wager; 21+ to gamble on sports.  Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.