July Starts with a Bang at the Meadowlands Racetrack

The Meadowlands Racetrack kicks off July with Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, July 6. From 6:00 to 11 p.m., fans can grab $1 hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, soda, and $2 draft beer at the Café, on the Victory Terrace, and in the Backyard. Guests are encouraged to stay after the races for the free fireworks display. 

On the track Saturday night, the top four-year-olds compete in the $250,000 Graduate Finals, and seventeen three-year-old pacers all vie for a spot in the Meadowlands Pace Final.

The action on and off the track continues the following weekend.

Comedy Night, produced by Heavyset Comedy, is back on track with two shows scheduled for Friday, July 12. The first show starts at 7 pm, featuring headliner Ariel Elias, named one of the Best Comedians of 2022. The lineup also includes Jason Choi, Sharon Simon, and Will Gallagher. Starting at 9:30 pm, the second show will be headlined by Derek Drescher, featuring Kyle Vaters, Monique Latiese, and Katie Heneghan. Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased at https://playmeadowlands.com/event/july-comedy-night/

Saturday, July 13th is the Meadowlands’ signature night-time event – The Meadowlands Pace! On the track, $2.5 million in stakes is up for grabs, including the top 3-year-old pacers competing for the Meadowlands Pace title. The race card also features:

  •  $450,000 WR Haughton Open Pace
  •  $400,000 Hambletonian Maturity
  • $250,000 Stanley Dancer
  • $225,000 Del Miller Memorial
  • $200,000 Mistletoe Shalee
  • $175,000 Dorothy Haughton Open Mare Pace
  • $40,000 Miss Versatility Mare Trot Leg 4

While enjoying world-class harness racing, fans can ride the mechanical shark, dance with DJ ALX, and get a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last). More details can be found at https://playmeadowlands.com/pace/

Also on Pace Night is the annual Meadowlands Racetrack Burger Battle. Nearly 30 food trucks will serve delicious grub, including their best burgers, from 5 to 11 p.m. Everything from burgers to empanadas, BBQ, lobster rolls, and lemonade will be available.

Those looking for dining have three other options:

Café Table for 4 – $100 (includes $100 food credit at the Café) – https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/pace/dates/Jul-13-2024_at_0430PM

·       Lounge Bar Seat or Table – (Includes food credit) – https://meadowlandsracetrack.ticketleap.com/pace/dates/Jul-13-2024_at_0430PM

·       $49.95 Pink Buffet (plus tax & gratuity) – 201-The-BigM for reservations

Full racing, event, and dining details can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com. Must be 18+ to wager on racing; 21+ to wager on sports. Gambling Problem? Dial 1-800-Gambler. ReplyForward