Big M Racing Action Heats Up This Weekend

Bella Bellini winning the Hambletonian Oaks
Published: May 5, 2022 01:55 pm EDT

The Miss Versatility Series, an Open event for mare trotters, kicks off on Friday (May 6), with some big names on the entry list at The Meadowlands.

Bella Bellini, the 2021 Hambletonian Oaks champion, returns to the races for her seasonal debut in the sixth race, while Atlanta, the 2018 Hambletonian winner who has a lifetime bankroll of more than $3.3 million, headlines the 10th.

On Saturday (May 7), the Graduate Series for four-year-olds begins, with Charlie May, off a sensational 1:48.3 score at The Meadowlands, the most notable of the pacers, and Ahundreddollarbill, an earner of $697,535 at three a year ago, headlining the trotters.

The Meadowlands' Championship Meet kick off this Friday also marks the opening of Victory Terrace and the Backyard for the spring/summer season. 

Victory Terrace, the sprawling outdoor rooftop lounge, offers spectacular views of the live harness racing action and the New York City skyline.  Every Friday and Saturday during live racing guests can enjoy full bar and grill service and a DJ playing Top 40 hits. 

The Backyard BBQ & Grill and Backyard Bar also open for the season this weekend.  While watching some of the world’s greatest harness racing on the track, fans can grab delicious pulled pork, BBQ brisket and mac & cheese from the Grill and thirst quenching cocktails and beer from the Backyard Bar. 

For more information on The Meadowlands' weekend promotions, click here.

(With files from The Meadowlands)