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Freehold Raceway
Route 9 & 33
Freehold Raceway was established in 1853 and features live Standardbred harness races for trotters and pacers ten months of the year from August through May. The racetrack is also open seven days a week and seven nights for year round thoroughbred and harness racing simulcasts from tracks throughout North America. They offer free admission every afternoon, seven days a week and free parking every evening for simulcasting and all day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Meadowlands Racetrack

At the Meadowlands
East Rutherford
800-227-4480 • 201-843-2446
The 40,000 person capacity Meadowlands Racetrack offers Harness & Thoroughbred Racing on their 1 mile oval track main track and Thoroughbred Only racing on their 7/8 mile turf course. They have several levels, each a little different. On the Paddocl level You can get an up close view in the Paddock Park at the final home stretch which has rides, games and entertainment during major races and events. This level also houses over 250 television monitors, two non-smoking teletheaters, an international bar, a sports bar and numerous food stands. The Grandstand Level offers the perfect view of every race from start to finish and the only complete non-smoking floor at the track. It offers a choice of reserved seating as well as free seating on a first-come-first-serve basis. Owners' box seats, complete with TV monitors and hand-held wagering machines, are also found at this level. The Clubhouse Level is home to the Club Teletheater, this semi-private handicapping and betting room features 14 television monitors and five private betting windows. They have several restaurants including the award winning Pegasus, one of the metropolitan area's most elegant dining spots. You won't miss any of the action with their state-of-the-art 49" x 19" Daktronics video board which offers five camera angles of each race simultaneously, along with the odds and exacta pools for each horse. Fully staffed restrooms are available on each level. Groups and private parties for 25 to 1,000 people are available in their semi private rooms or under a tent. General parking is free, valet is $4 and the admission fee is minimal.

Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
The 8,000 person capacity Monmouth Park offers thoroughbred racing as well as Family Fun Days every Sunday with lots of free activities for children. They are open for live racing Wednesday through Sunday of each week, through September 2. Post time is 1:00 p.m. The track has no live racing on Mondays or Tuesdays and is open seven days and six nights per week for simulcasting. The main track is a 100-foot-wide, one-mile oval and the turf course is a 90-foot-wide, 7/8 mile oval. The paddock consists of a 16-stall oak saddling enclosure leading to the beautiful, tree-shaded English Walking Ring, where the horses are paraded for the public and the jockeys receive last minute instructions. This is one of the most picturesque and relaxing areas. The backstretch houses approximately 1,600 horses in 38 barns and serves as a small community for the horsemen and track's employees. Located in the center of the backstretch is the Quadrangle which houses a riding apparel shop, post office, and a recreation hall which features movies, seminars and games. They have numerous restaurants including a bar and grill, an a la carte menu, a patio cafe and more. They also offer picnic areas with over 100 umbrella tables and a large children's playground - charcoal grills are welcome. A 2 hour morning tour allows visitors an insiders' view into a day in the life of a thoroughbred racehorse with a tram ride through the stable area, the starting gate and into the jockey's room. Complimentary coffee, juice and donuts. Bring carrots! Free children's gifts. Reservations are necessary. General parking is free and admission is minimal ($1.50).




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