SBOANJ and Meadowlands Announce New Races

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and The Meadowlands are pleased to announce new 3-year-old races for trotters sponsored by the SBOANJ that will serve as a lead in to the 2022 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS).

These races will be considered overnights but will be restricted to those horses eligible to the NJSS and will be scheduled for consecutive Fridays, April 22 and April 29.

The new races will be written as NJ Sired 3YO trots (written as separate races for C&G and fillies) that are Non Winners of 3 Pari-Mutuel Races or $50,000 Lifetime.

Should there be too few entered to accommodate separate filly races, they will be combined and the condition would be adjusted to read; Non Winners of 3 (Mares 4) Pari-Mutuel Races or $50,000 (Fillies $75,000) Lifetime.

The purse for all races will be $25,000.

The NJSS dates follow up the next Friday with legs set for May 6 and May 13 and the finals May 27.

Mike Klau, chairman of the SBOANJ Breeders Committee had this observation, “These races sponsored by the SBOANJ will provide more racing opportunities for New Jersey Sired 3yo Trotters, who have not yet reached their potential. As a lead in to the NJSS, they will have the opportunity to see if they can compete with the best of their generation.”

“This is another example of The Meadowlands and the SBOA working together,” said Big M GM Jason Settlemoir. “These races will enhance a NJSS program with increased purses for 2022 that, coupled with the brand new $2 million NJ Classic Series in September, makes the New Jersey program one of the best regional options available.”