This weekend there are a two events planned where HANA members will be congregating.
On Saturday, The Meadowlands is hosting the $1.5M Hambletonian. This race, as most know, is the pinnacle day for harness racing, with a card filled with major stakes, and an expected crowd of over 30,000. Several members of the HANA board will be on hand, and several members will be there from the harness side, including Bob Marks from Perretti Farms. Jason and Nick from Tioga Downs will be there too.
The Hambletonian website should have free past performances up soon. There is news on the Hambo with on track events and wagering info here. Harnessracing.com will also have some info on it, from their weekly PDF. You can sign up for that here if you are a harness fan.
Since most of the HANA board are thoroughbred players, they need all the help we can get, so swing by if you can.
On Sunday, it's off to Monmouth for HANA Day at the Races. The staff at the Shore track has been helpful. They want horseplayers to play there, and it shows. They have offered members free admission and programs, and links have been sent to members.
New Jersey, with low takeout like the 15% pick 4 and pick 5, has been trying to grow. As we all know, racing is struggling there. For people who care about New Jersey racing, this is quite sad. Several of us will be playing both cards this weekend to show support.
For info on both events, and if you would like to meet up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make some arrangements!
Enjoy the weekend everyone, and good luck at the windows.