Thursday, January 4, 2024

This weekend, racing at The Meadowlands will kick off the 2024 racing calendar with programs slated for Friday (Jan. 5) and Saturday (Jan. 6), but live action merely scratches the surface of things to do at The Big M, with contests, giveaways and other opportunities to get wagers down.

Not to mention promotions sure to please a wide variety of track patrons.

Friday will mark the start of the track’s Winter Meet Survival Challenge, powered by 123Racing, which offers cash prizes and Meadowlands swag in the free online competition.

TrackMaster will provide Platinum Past Performances for each night of the contest. The game covers the winter meet and concludes March 30.

Those interested must register and make their first selections before 5:40 p.m. on Friday.

The winner is determined by the highest total bankroll at the end of the Challenge based on a $2 across-the-board wager on selections for three designated races on each program.

However, to continue in the game, entrants have to “survive” by finishing in-the-money with at least one of their selections each day. Failing to do so or not making selections knocks the player out of the game.

To aid in the player’s survival, a “lucky horseshoe” is given. The lucky horseshoe is a “free pass” given to all Challenge participants that allows the player to survive if he does not make selections for a race card or all three of his selections fail to hit the board.

The prize board:

The grand prize is $750 plus a Meadowlands swag package
The second-place prize is $500 plus a Meadowlands swag package
The third-place prize is $250 plus a Meadowlands swag package
Most Winners: $200 plus a Meadowlands swag package
Highest monthly bankroll: $100 (one winner in each month – January, February, March)

For more information, and to enter, go here.