Friday, December 31, 2021

Live harness racing at The Meadowlands for 2022 kicks off on Friday night, Jan. 7, with the first of 90 programs on the calendar.

The mile oval will race for 31 consecutive weeks on a Friday-Saturday basis until Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 6. Post time for every race card is 6:20 p.m. with the exception of the Hambo program, when the first race will head to the gate at noon.

There will also be three Thursday evening cards sprinkled in during the Winter-Spring-Championship Meeting with racing on June 30, July 7 and Aug. 4.

After a three-week hiatus, racing will then return for eight nights in September, with live action on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. There will also be two Thursday night cards, on the 1st and 8th.

The track will then go dark for six weeks before returning in November, when all four weekends will have live racing.

The final nine days of racing are slated to take place during December, with live action every Friday and Saturday (except for the 23rd and 24th) plus one Thursday program, on the 1st.

In total, there are 42 weeks of racing, 36 of which will have two programs, and six that will have three.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE: The Meadowlands always has three dates worth circling on its calendar, and during 2022, those dates are July 16 (Meadowlands Pace), Aug. 6 (Hambletonian) and Nov. 26 (Fall Final Four/TVG Finals Night).