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May 9, 2011

Western Fair Raceway is Turning 50, Family Fun and Fireworks at Mohawk, Dollar Day Sundays at Raceway Park.

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April 12, 2010

Bet Night Live to hit Canada airwaves, Plainridge teams up with Harness Racing Museum for Derby fundraiser, Vernon season opener tonight

January 25, 2010

Meadowlands NHHC qualifier now open, Racing returns to Buffalo Raceway, Mohawk to host dinner theatre, Super bowl at Harrington sports book


September 21, 2009

Rickshaw rumble at Harrington, Night of champions parties at Vernon, Rockingham donates school supplies

August 14, 2009

Breakfast with the pros at Tioga and Vernon, Pet food drive a success at Rockingham Park

August 3, 2009

New wager and specials at Pocono, Meadowlands/Mohawk H/C challenge, Mixed martial arts at Hoosier Park

May 11, 2009

Beginner betting seminar at Mohawk, Mystery voucher winner at Meadowlands, Hoosier’s fab five and TGI caddy promo

March 9, 2009

New paddock to open at Pocono, Poker proves popular at Meadowlands, Tony Orlando at Hoosier Park


October 13, 2008

Women drivers featured at Western Fair, Horse play car giveaway at Tioga, Pompano drivers open Dunkin Donuts

June 9, 2008

Father’s Day brunch at the Big M, Buffalo dad’s day promo, Fan appreciation day at Freehold, Pepsi N. America Cup hits Mohawk, Leerhsen Crazy Good signing continues

May 26, 2008

Good will for spina bifida at the Meadows, OHHA and WEG team up for kids camp, opening weekend at the Rock

April 21, 2008

Harrington kicks off with new promos, Tetrick greets fans at Dover Downs, Woodbine cleans up for earth week, Derby promo promises $10K at the isle

March 31, 2008

Churchill Downs seeks Chief Party Officer to lead KY Derby infield, Horseshoe worth $1 mil at Santa Anita, Buffalo hosts handicapping contest

January 28, 2008

Prairie Meadows Provides for community, College World Series of Poker at the Rock, Woodbine & Pocono: New paddocks building.


December 17, 2007

Harrah’s honors Tetrick, donates to SRF; 10th Holiday Food Drive at the Rock; Caring for Kids II at Batavia Downs; Think pink night held at the Isle.

October 29, 2007

Ladies play poker at Pompano Park, Halloween prizes at Northfield Park, Cal-Expo joins with Peppermill

September 24, 2007

Northfield Park celebrates 50th, Albatross anniversary at Batavia, Resolution presented at Freehold

August 13, 2007

Cornhole & Stakes excite Scioto fans, Country Carnival at Georgian Downs, Cal-Expo celebrates homerun record, Mohegan Sun at Pocono teams up with NASCAR

August 6, 2007

Vernon Downs hosts Hippiefest, 13th Coca-Cola Fest held at the Rock, Hambletonian Parade kicks off festival

July 7, 2007

Northfield Park first-ever Pro-Am Driver’s Challenge, Pacers & Beer Opening Weekend at Hawthorne, Woodbine Homework Club

June 11, 2007

Harness Racing Youth League Level 2 begins next weekend, Hogs ‘n Dogs hit Hoosier Park, 2007 WNEHHA Scholarships awarded

June 4, 2007

Pink Ribbons keeps on helping breast cancer patients at Hoosier Park, Buffalo promotes new post time, Ontario tracks combine efforts, Cruise away with the Isle

May 14, 2007

Charities Win Big at Plainridge, Freehold Handicapping Contest Winner, Female Drivers Race for Charity at The Meadowlands

April 30, 2007

Derby Day Trifecta at Harrah’s Chester, Classic Mint Juleps at Pompano for Derby Day, Auctioneering at Northfield Park

April 16, 2007

Poker for charity at Rockingham Park, Vernon Downs opens with a bang, Hoosier Park has “A Premiere to Remember,” Battle of Lake Erie heats up at Northfield Park

March 19, 2007

Racing College 101, Plainridge Opens Early, World Series of Poker at Rockingham, March Madness at Buffalo

January 26, 2007

Northfield Teams up with LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers, A Different Kind of Horsepower


December 25, 2006

Freehold to host Holiday Harness Handicapping Contest, Saks lights up Pompano

November 27, 2006

Batavia closes with a bang, dollar nights at Pompano, The Meadows Blue Christmas Show

November 20, 2006

Thanksgiving poker tournaments at Rockingham, HTA-USTA Member Perks, Northfield and the Ohio lottery, and Northlands Park Players Club Appreciation Day

November 3, 2006

Pompano’s new program, Northfield’s Halloween promotions, Dover’s opening and the Bal-Cal pick 4

September 11, 2006

HTA’s Art Auction, Rosecroft, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

May 8, 2006

Mother’s Day festivities at HTA tracks, June to feature winning sprees at Northfield Park.

May 1, 2006

Woodbine Racetrack hosts benefit for cancer clinic, Handicapping at Western Fair, Tax break at the Meadowlands, Western Fair to offer Derby Day promotions

April 17, 2006

Plainridge Racecourse to help Harness Racing Museum, Handicapping contest at Freehold Raceway, Meadowlands introduces Choose Six.

April 10, 2006

Currier & Ives exhibit in Washington, Hoosier teams up with Pepsi.

April 3, 2006

Luck of the Irish wins cash for Pompano Park fan, Buffalo to host “Meet the Driver,” Indiana Downs and local golf course offer discounts, specials at Flamboro Downs, promotions across North America.

February 20, 2006

Hoosier Park to host exciting promo events in ’06, Suffolk Regional OTB Corporation to host St. Patty’s party, Buffalo Raceway opens season with specials, The Meadows gives away free ice scrapers, Northfield to feature St. Patrick’s promotions

January 2, 2006

Pompano gives toys and money to soup kitchen, Mohegan Sun spreads Christmas cheer to kids, Western Fair offers betting vouchers, SHA promotes 9/11 memorial, Woodbine drivers make donations


November 21, 2005

Thanksgiving week promotions

November 14, 2005

Free posters at Western Fair Raceway, Harness promotions at the Meadowlands, Giveaways at Northville Downs, Western Regional OTB donates to Hurricane Katrina relief effort, Lebanon Raceway hands out free gas cards

October 31, 2005

Promotions at new HTA member tracks.

October 24, 2005

Harness racing on turf to take place at Indiana Downs, Windy City Pace Night promotions from Associates at Maywood Park.

September 26, 2005

Northfield Park supports troops, gear up for October events, Harness tracks continue to open hearts and wallets to aid hurricane relief efforts, Lots of money to be attained, Little Brown Jug promotions and events.

September 12, 2005

Harrington Raceway honors Rainbow Blue, Tracks donate to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Handicapping series to be held at Hawthorne, Rosecroft warms guests with free jackets and blankets, Northfield gives patrons chance to win big.

August 29, 2005

Adios Week at the Meadows brings promotions, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to give away tote bags, Western Fair offers vacation package, Breeders Crown giveaway, Free shirts and fireworks close meet at Ocean Downs, Match Rival at Hawthorne, Free Caps at Freehold.

August 15, 2005

Second annual Harness Track Mile at Saratoga, Batavia Downs offers chance to win Pick-6, Woodbine invites women to special event, Northfield to give away tickets, Night of Champions at Hawthorne.

August 1, 2005

Hambletonian festivities, Meadows to host pageant, Saratoga gives away 2005 Chevy SSR, Rockingham presents family fest, dime Super at Hawthorne, Pick Your Poison at Plainridge

July 18, 2005

Pompano hosts match race, jams for jelly, debuts new wager, racing fans ride the Woodbine express, Northfield to open early and offer specials, Indiana Downs hosts arts fest.

June 13, 2005

Tracks support Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Red Mile to offer dime Superfecta, Pocono offers free admission, Saratoga resumes free summer concert series, Battle of Lake Erie, Racing fans to benefit from expansion of Prairie Meadows.

May 23, 2005

Mohawk plans summer promotions, opening weekend at Scioto Downs, win a thoroughbred at the casino, patrons learn about fishing at Hoosier, USTA sponsors career prep event for students.

May 2, 2005

The Meadows offers special, seminar, concert tickets, Moms can play favorites at the Meadowlands, Derby day fun at the Meadowlands, Handicapping contest at Saratoga, Events at Harrington, Super Saturday at Lebanon, High school bands benefit from Hambletonian Parade.

April 25, 2005

Tie-dyed blanket awarded to winning horse of Reality Show Star Challenge at Hoosier Park, HTA Scholarship Fund to sell artwork of Kittelson, promotions and contests at Northfield Park, Indiana Downs Youth Camp and Derby Challenge.

April 18, 2005

Rainbow Blue Day festivities at Dover, “Name the Foal” contest at the Meadowlands, First National Harness Handicapping Championship held at the Meadowlands, Keeneland brings college students to the races.

March 28, 2005

Easter Bunny pays visit to Saratoga, Northfield offer pick seven wager, Dover Downs to host free seminar, Pompano Park hosts Hot To Trot fireworks show, Pompano celebrates slot election victory.

February 14, 2005

Sweet Valentine’s events at harness tracks, historical account of Pompano Park released, 7th annual Sweetheart Trot held at Pompano.

February 7, 2005

Northfield hosts preliminary handicapping contest for the National Harness Handicapping Challenge, donates to United Negro College Fund, offers Valentine’s Day specials. Harness racing’s oldest fan, Minnie Horowitz, celebrates 104th birthday at the Meadowlands.

January 17, 2005

Head-to-head handicapping challenge at Saratoga, patrons gain free admission to Rosecroft opening weekend, Hoosier Park employees donate food to neighbors in Indiana, Sunshine Millions handicapping contests at the Meadows, Meadowlands to host winter festival for children, Woodbine donates admission money to tsunami victims.

January 11, 2005

Hoosier Park gives back to the community, Prairie Meadows to send aid to tsunami victims, Indiana Downs to host Valentine benefit, handicapping tournament this month at Harrington Raceway.

January 3, 2005

Saratoga Gaming and Raceway celebrates New Year, world’s only Midnight Mile horse race held at Pompano Park on New Year’s, Ocean Downs hosts poker tournament to benefit Epilepsy Association, Dover Downs gives away commemorative items, Northfield Park’s latest promotions.


December 27, 2004

Volunteers conduct food drive for Pompano Park, West End Kids Christmas party held at Windsor, Prairie Meadows holds holiday karaoke contest, Northlands Park awards patrons with holiday promotions, customers win great prizes at the Meadows.

December 6, 2004

Lebanon upgrades facility for patron enjoyment, drivers at Woodbine lend horse power to charity, holiday at Hoosier Park, festivities at Northfield, Rosenhaus wins online survival challenge at the Big M.

November 22, 2004

Gift bag giveaway at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, harness handicapping contest at Freehold Raceway, Harrington Raceway promotions, Horse Racing Alberta recognized with an Alto Award for Marketing Excellence, Christoforou appears at Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner, Maywood Park hosts Windy City Pace Night, Pompano Park holds Amendment 4 party.

October 25, 2004

Northfield Park Pumpkin Patch Drawings, Costume Contest, and Microbooery, Hawthorne Fall Promotions, Prairie Meadows Tic-Tac-Toberfest, Rosecroft Hat Giveaway, Trick or Treat at Hoosier Park, Rockingham Park The Great Pumpkin Show, Golf at The Meadows.

August 9, 2004

Pompano Park Day Camp, Prairie Meadows Concerts & Events, Promotions Around the Tracks, Hawthorne Race Course Special Events, Summer Fun at The Meadowlands

July 12, 2004

Dover Downs Entertainment, Windsor Raceway Fund-raiser, Rockingham Coca-Cola Family Fest, Meadowlands Hambletonian Announcements, Northfield Park Trips, Promotions at the Meadows

June 21, 2004

The Big M, Pompano Park Market Place and the 18 Wheelers, Freehold Raceway Autograph Session, Dover Downs Events, Northfield Park En Garde, Hoosier Park Experiences, Prairie Meadows Promotions

May 31, 2004

Freehold Raceway “Plays Ball”, Saratoga Scavenger Hunt, Harrington Spring Promotions, Meadowlands Memorial Day, Mohawk Hosts Hall of Famers, Northfield Park, Prairie Meadows Camel Races

May 17, 2004

Pompano Park Charity Horse Race, Saratoga Spring Fling, HHYF Youth League Camps, Hoosier’ Hogs ‘N Dogs, Hoosier Survivor

May 3, 2004

Hoosier Park Opening Night, College Night and Dan Patch Bobblehead; Woodbine Mardi Gras; Northfield Park’s Sundae, Sundae, Sundae, Player’s Club and Microbrewery Nights Out; Pompano Park’s Health Day; United States Trotting Association Standardbred Equine Program

February 16, 2004

Pompano Park 40th Celebration, Another Ben Hur, The Meadowlands Winter Festival, Fat Friday at The Red Mile, Prairie Meadows Cabin Fever Blues, St. Valentine’s Eve, Northfield Park Spreeful Tuesday

January 26, 2004
Northlands Park’s Harness Edge Newsletter, Hippodrome de Montreal, Jean Deliveau Day, The Meadows Sunshine Millions, Windsor The Speakeasy, Super Bowl XXXVIII Parties at Dover Downs and Maywood Park, Romance Meets Racing at The Meadowlands, Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Opening Day

January 5, 2004
Dover Downs Entertainment, Meadowlands 2004 Events, Flamboro Downs Enjoy Card, Indiana Downs Valentines Event, Prairie Meadows Big Kahuna 2, Rockingham Giveaway, Northfield Park, Windsor Park Christmas, 15,000-Win Wine, Woodbine Celebrity Chefs


December 8, 2003
Huge Sack at Northfield Park, Saratoga Raceway, Windsor Raceway Christmas Parties, Rockingham Park Annual Holiday Food Drive, Batavia Downs Toys for Kids, For the Racing Fan with Everything, Prairie Meadows 12 Wheels of Christmas, Pompano’s Red Rudy Meets Rock Star, Maywood Park, Toys for Tots.

November 24, 2003
Northlands Park, Prairie Meadows Big Kahuna, Meadowlands, The Red Mile Fall Bonanza, Windsor Raceway Signing, Northfield Park Ham & Turkey, Batavia Downs Live, Dover Downs Wine & Jazz Festival, Maywood Park NFL Action, Rosecroft.

November 10, 2003
Batavia Downs Turkey Trot, Halloween with the Horses, Horse for Horse, HTA Caretaker of the Year, Maywood Park Handicapping Classic, Pompano Park Hooters Girls

November 3, 2003
Harrington Raceway’s November Promotions, Northfield Park Mystery, Halloween in Goshen, Hoosier Park Trick or Treat, Prairie Meadows Veterans Day, Dover Downs Diamonds are 4Ever Sweepstakes.

October 20, 2003
Dover Downs Concert Events, Hoosier Park Hosts Sports Fanatic Night, Delaware County Fair Highlights, Windsor Jackpot, Prairie Meadows Promotions, Saratoga Raceway Adds Breeder’s Cup Tent.

October 13, 2003
The Players’ Choice Racing Club, Edge University Day at Woodbine, Local Racing Legend returns to Ocean Downs, No Fasting at Okotoberfast, A Taste of New York, Mohawk 40 Years.

September 15, 2003
Hambletonian Festival, The Little Brown Jug, Scioto Labor Day, Maywood Park Drive of Your Life, Northfield Oktoberfast, Northlands Park Equine Ballet, Prairie Meadows Summer Concerts, It Finally Happened, Weiner Dog Races, Dining at the Downs.

July 7, 2003
Camp Kids Trot at the Red Mile, Big 4th of July Week at Pocono, Celebrate, Celebrate at The Meadows 40th Anniversary, Northfield Park Fireworks.

June 9, 2003
Hillary’s Hope, Media Workshop, HHYF Horse Camp, Rockingham 2003 Events, The Meadows Celebrates 40-Years, Plainridge Special Events, “Hall of Fame Day” Honors 2002 Immortals, Horseplay at Indiana Downs, Freehold Aids Trainer, A Running Battle at Northfield Park.

May 19, 2003
Hoosier Cup Night, TSA Awareness Day at Plainridge, Easter Egg Hunt at Pompano, Big M Handicapping Challenge, Half Price at Hall of Fame, Northfield Park’s Battle of Lake Erie.


September 9, 2002
Little Brown Jug week at Delaware County Fair, NFL handicapper scores at Northfield Park, sweatshirt giveaway at Downs at Pocono, Xtreme games play at Saratoga Equine Center, Woodbine Racetrack host a new owner seminar, Northfield Park’s brewmaster prepares for “Octoberfast,” there’s a party at Batavia Downs.

August 26, 2002
Harness  Youth Camp wraps up at The Meadowlands Racetrack,  Herve Filion and Walter Case battle it out at Northfield Park, Saratoga Equine Sports Center giveaways, Woodbine Racetrack handicapping contest, Windsor hosts a new owner seminar, spinning to win at Plainridge Racecourse. 

July 29, 2002
Harness Racing Youth League at Hoosier Park, Plainridge Racecourse’s  Classic Car Cruise, Pick Nine promotion successful for Windsor Raceway, The Meadowlands Pace, Dinner at the Downs at Pocono, Harrington Raceway’s closing night activities, Boxing at Northfield Park, PT Cruiser given away at Suburban Downs.

July 15, 2002
Dan Patch Invitational Pace and other happenings at Hoosier Park, Woodbine Racetrack enjoys a record  North America Cup, Saratoga Raceway lights up for the Fourth of July, Northfield Park hosts a cigar and brew tasting, Suburban Downs’ fan friendly Fridays, Windsor Raceway and The Meadowlands rock with summer concert series, fan appreciation day at Buffalo Raceway. 

June 10, 2002
Boat give-a-way at  Hoosier Park, Memorial Weekend celebrated at The Meadowlands, “Dinner for two” drawing at Plainridge Racecourse, Family Fun Day at Harrington Raceway, Meadowlands and Northfield Park air Lewis vs. Tyson fight, “Name the Foals” contest at Pompano Park, summer seminars for perspective harness horse buyers.  

April 22, 2002
Harness racing represented at equine fair in Ohio,  Northfield Park featured in Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, Balmoral Park and Cal Expo team up for Pick Four Challenge, Dinner at Buffalo Raceway, Northfield Park goes to school, Pompano Park races for charity.

March 11, 2002
Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame’s “I Spy Harness Racing Promotion,” Northfield Park’s Microbrewery Night Out, second annual Meadowland’s Bar Tour, duking it out at Dover Downs, Pompano Park  is Hot to Trot 

January 21, 2002
Rosecroft Raceway on eBay, Pompano Park celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Midnight Mile, Northfield Park rewards its Play Club members, Northfield’s Santa Sack giveaways, comedy night at The Meadows.


December 10, 2001
Plainridge Racecourse’s top driver and trainer awards, Buffalo Raceway’s closing week, tribute evening at Hippodrome d’ Montreal, television giveaways at Windsor, Pompano Park’s toy drive, Northfield’s Christmas gift ideas, Santa Sack Giveaway at Northfield Park

November 5, 2001
Plainridge Racecourse’s Closing Day Festivities, Northfield Park’s National Football League Handicapping Contest,  Harrington Raceway’s 3rd Annual Driver Challenge, Girls Night Out at Scioto Downs, Rosecroft Raceway’s fun and crazy placards

October 8, 2001
Family Fun Days, Simulcast Sundays, Triple Slam Handicapping Challenge, Julie Krone draws for Maple Leaf Trot post position, Dover Downs’ new simulcast parlor, Pompano Park celebrity race, Hambletonian festivities.

August 13, 2001
Harness Race Youth League at The Downs at Pocono, The Meadows’ Fire Relief Day, Party at Hoosier, Saratoga Sudden Death, Del Mar’s college promotions, Scioto Downs Memorial Race and Golf  Event.

July 16, 2001 
Harness Racing Youth League at Hoosier Park, Plainridge spins to win, The Meadows’ direct mail campaign, Scioto Downs hosts benefit for Big Sisters and Big Brothers.

June 25,2001
Woodbine’s big week, Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park, Father’s Day at Pompano, relay races in Australia, player reward programs around the tracks.

June 4, 2001
Drivers Challenge at Harrington, “Battle of New England” at Plainridge, Surf’s up at the Kahuna club at Meadowlands, harness horse owner Nat Hill’s win picture at Hoosier Park

May 21, 2001
Luc Ouellette Challenge, new owner’s seminar, 10 cent days, Hippodrome’s classifieds, Plainridge on the radio, Northfield’s new look

April 23, 2001
Rosecroft teams up with the boys of summer, handicapping contests, Scioto’s promotional CD and brochure

April 2, 2001
Students campaign harness horses in Indiana, Meadowlands Bar Tours, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, The Meadows’ Meet the Drivers Night, Breakfast at Plainridge


December 18, 2000
World Record Attempt, Big Prize Giveaways

November 27, 2000
Online Newsletter, Couples Night, Pocket Brochures

October 30, 2000
Customer Survey, Mascot Challenge, Rocking Chair Challenge

August 28, 2000
Pick 3/Trifecta, Fireworks Show, Concerts, Breakfast at the Track

August 21, 2000
Game Show Mania, 50’s Friday, McChumpalooza

July 24, 2000
Fastest Groom Contest, Handicapalooza, Giveaways, In Print

July 10, 2000
World’s Ugliest Tie Trot, Summer Concerts, Mystery Vouchers, Independence Day Celebrations

June 12, 2000
Mother’s Day Celebrations, Wrestling Events,, Inside Eight Races, “Pick the Driver,” “W.I.N.” Contest

May 29, 2000
Strathcona Mounted Troop, Summertime Cash Splash

May 15, 2000
Handicapping Contest, Employee Appreciation Day, Track TV Coverage, Charity Events


December 23, 1996
Pompano and Dover online, International Simulcasting makes HTA member tracks part of global village, Windsor’s $1 million promotion

November 25, 1996
Garden State Park horseshoe pitching, horsemen kick cancer at Buffalo Raceway, Double Super bet at Northfield, Lebanon gets ready for Christmas, e-mail improves communication between track personnel

October 21, 1996
Garden State Park and Hoosier Park appear on Internet, Police Appreciation Day at GSP, Trottingbreds come to Hoosier to delight crowd

October 7, 1996
Frogs and horses make Vernon interesting, Hippodrome de Montreal issues collectible racing cards, Call-A-Bet contest held for Ladbroke handicappers, Freehold shows off with Niatross

September 16, 1996
Track goes country, new mascot at Hippodrome de Montreal, Vernon gives away trips, Garden State Park and Hoosier Park promotions, classic rock concerts at Rosecroft

August 5, 1996
Windsor Raceway “places” in Canada Day Parade, Hoosier Park giveaway, Vernon teams up with Wendy’s, Pocono Downs makes fans feel important

July 22, 1996
Holiday promotions and special events at Vernon, Freehold, Meadowlands, Mohawk, and Hippodrome

June 24, 1996
Capitol OTB keeps pace with virtual toteboard, Freehold give away phone cards, Windsor makes wagering convenient, on the technology circuit

June 17, 1996
Web serves as a promotional tool for many tracks

June 10, 1996
Canadian HTA member tracks on the move, Hong Kong racing makes a great late night promotion, Woodbine promotes North America Cup with colorful brochure

June 3, 1996
Buffalo holds harness handicapping classic, Pocono presents an evening at the races, Meadowlands holds open house, legislators race for votes at Freehold

April 29, 1996
Boxing at Rosecroft, “Star” visits Vernon for Easter, Scioto sounds off, Hoosier Park opening night, Ladbroke admission special

January 8, 1996
Pompano saves mounted police, Ontario Jockey Club uses Internet for fans, holiday special events and promotions

January 1, 1996
Northville patrons ride high on the hog, Pocono hosts game show, Miami Valley Trotting giveaways, charity drives for the holidays


December 25, 1995
Hippodrome de Montreal heightened harness racing awareness on prime time TV for free

November 27, 1995
The Thanksgiving holiday gives Freehold Raceway reasons to thank patrons and help those in need, Ladbroke Racing receives a record 49% return on voucher promotion, Buffalo Raceway brings the hero out of the television set

November 20, 1995
Hippodrome de Montreal brings virtual reality to the racetrack with a one month 3-D video game, Pocono Downs income tax night and new logo, fans enjoy betting frenzy at Buffalo Raceway, a dime goes a long way at Garden State Park

November 6, 1995
Freehold gives prospective owners who missed fall sales another chance to own a race horse, Rosecroft Raceway plans a knockout weekend, GSP hosts Breeders’ Cup contender

October 16, 1995
Freehold brings international flavor to US harness racing with Swedish race caller, Pocono Downs lets fans jump into starting car, Windsor to give away passes on opening night, Northfield Park flyer features a month of fan fun

September 18, 1995
Pocono makes strides to help impaired youngsters, police appreciation at Garden State Park, winter training at the Red Mile, Pennsylvania track brings culture to fans, trottingbred pacing ponies come to Hoosier

July 17, 1995
Everyone’s a winner with track driving events that raise funds for charities, “Coach” television producer becomes a fair meet harness driver in New Jersey

July 3, 1995
Saratoga Raceway focuses on equine sports, The Meadowlands hosts summer blast

June 26, 1995
Northfield Park has top promotions during 10th annual Battle of Lake Erie, Rosecroft Raceway promotes smoke free areas, Jackson Raceway brings culture to the track, Hoosier a haven

June, 5, 1995
The Red mile produces 500 satisfied customers, Scioto Downs gets fans into harness racing

May 29, 1995
Vernon Downs hits the jackpot, Maywood Park gives money back to patrons, Kentucky Derby Day provides opportunity for special events

April 10, 1995
Recycling concious patrons get second chance to win, Capital OTB offers fans 24-hour worldwide betting and results

April 3, 1995
A horse named Belanger, Northfield’s bird’s eye and the inquiry

February 27, 1995
All star drivers challenge at Freehold, Pompano sends four to the Super Bowl, horses and hockey

February 13, 1995
Vegas giveaways and a night on the town, Ladbroke’s sweetheart dinner, Northfield’s Valentine sweet-stakes, Meadowlands sweetheart giveaway

February 6, 1995
Fog calls and dead heats at Buffalo, Super Bowl XXIX, season opener at Vernon, newsletter information

January 30, 1995
Distance racing at Pompano, guest of the week, a decade of craziness

January 16, 1995
Losers are winners at Pompano, Pegasus prime rib night, win instantly at Hawthorne

January 9, 1995
’95 brings new packages to fans, Meadowlands calendar giveaway, Maywood’s preferred player, Northfield roots for the Browns


December 26, 1994

Meadowlands 20th season of harness racing, Ladbroke at the Meadows makes donations to children’s hospital in Pittsburgh, $5,000 cash giveaway at Pocono, concert series and “The World’s Strongest Man” at Rosecroft Raceway

December 5, 1994

Buffalo’s rumble at the raceway, “Touch of Vegas” night and “Exactafest” handicapping tournament at Buffalo, Salvation Army night, “50’s Weekend,” and free concert at Vernon Downs

September 26, 1994

Week long promotional event during the Cadillac Hambletonian at the Meadowlands, First Annual Rickshaw Rumble at the Meadowlands raises money for charity, tracks capitalize on baseball strike through ticket promotions and newspaper ads

September 12, 1994

Fireworks and festivities forecast future fans at Vernon Downs, Pocono Downs celebrates 30th “Birthday Bash,” Pocono and Scioto race for charity, Rosecroft rumble scores knockout

August 1, 1994

Racetracks, they’re not just for horses anymore – maximizing racetrack facilities through promotions and events during the on and off-season


December 1, 1993

Executive time saving devices, a day in the life of a race track executive, average annual salaries for all HTA member tracks

November 8, 1993

Simulcasting: two examples of success, the controversy continues between the Boston Red Sox and Suffolk Downs, off-track betting comes close to home

September 20, 1993

Football frenzy at Pocono Downs, celebrity look-alike contest, military appreciation day at Del Mar, pick-a-prize at Vernon Downs, Messenger Pace Night at Rosecroft Raceway

September 13, 1993

Associates Racing Association at Maywood hosts the World Beerfest ’93, 4th of July celebrations at various tracks, positive press for Northfield Park

August 16, 1993

Oneida Indian Nation Turning Stone Casino opens, record crowd at Vernon Downs, Friday the 13th opening at Freehold Raceway, Ohio State Fair Stakes at Scioto Downs

July 26, 1993

Trump Taj Mahal computer simulation of the greatest race at the Meadowlands

June 28, 1993

Driver showdown at Jackson Raceway, Father’s Day at Raceway Park, McDonald’s kids day at Vernon Downs

June 14, 1993

Great promotion at Northlands Park for the Journal Stakes, dollar night at Jackson Harness Raceway, controversy erupts after Red Sox ban Suffolk Downs ads

May 31, 1993

Employee of the year at Ladbroke Racing Corporation, St. Josephs Center benefit night at Pocono Downs, loyal fan club at Pocono Downs, concert/racing doubleheader’s at Buffalo Raceway

May 17, 1993

Horse racing stamp sold at Rosecroft Raceway, country/chili cook-off day at Freehold Raceway

May 10, 1993

Race calling class held, trophies for charities program, “Guest Bill of Rights,” and customer feedback program all at the Meadowlands

April 12, 1993

Corporate sponsorship at Vernon Downs, Winners Circle season pass at Buffalo Raceway and Vernon Downs

April 5, 1993

Instant Winner promotion at Remington Park

January 18, 1993

Open house at the Meadowlands, “You Make the Choice” giveaway at the Meadowlands, place-pick nine at Northfield Park

January 11, 1993

OTB opens at Buffalo Airport in New York


December 7, 1992

Betting voucher giveaway at Hippodrome Blue Bonnets, “Maywood Mania” offers a different promotion for each racing day, question and answer sessions at Raceway Park and Buffalo Raceway

November 30, 1992

Celebrity handicapping at Yonkers Raceway, psychics brought in for Friday the 13th at Northlands Park, shopping giveaway at Freehold Raceway

November 23, 1992

Halloween night promotions at various tracks, Vernon Downs uses trade show to market track, national exposure for various tracks

November 2, 1992

Survey of hard core fans at Buffalo Raceway, group sales study at Scioto Downs, Dan Patch appreciation night at Rosecroft Raceway

October 20, 1992

Christopher Columbus celebration at Pocono Downs, coupons at Windsor Raceway and Vernon Downs

October 12, 1992

Bet-a-mania at Raceway Park, Breeders Crown promotions at Pompano and Northfield, frequent fan membership at Rosecroft

September 28, 1992

Mohawk Fall Fair, package deals at Yonkers and Scioto, Bet-A-Buck wager at Hollywood Park

September 7, 1992

Car giveaways at Pocono Downs and Vernon Downs, cash giveaways at Los Alamitos

August 17, 1992

Closing night at the Meadowlands

August 3, 1992

Big brothers/sisters at various tracks, name-that-horse contest at Rosecroft raceway

July 20, 1992

Education thru entertainment at the Meadowlands and Hippodrome Blue Bonnets

July 13, 1992

Lexington Philharmonic plays at the Red Mile, cable companies give away passes to Scioto Downs, Father’s Day ad by Arlington International

June 22, 1992

Anniversary celebration at Buffalo Raceway

June 15, 1992

Ostrich races held by Ladbroke at the Meadows, fun and educational promotion at Rosecroft, Northfield becomes the first harness track to mingle pools

June 1, 1992

Points at the Park reward club at Northlands, Westchester County Fair held at Yonkers Raceway, pick nine contest winner at Canterbury Downs

May 11, 1992

Tax time promotion at Pocono Downs, piece of the pacer promotion at Northfield Park, jockey/driver battle at Freehold Raceway, mascot named at Raceway Park

April 13, 1992

River Downs survey of spending the entertainment dollar, Freehold and Rosecroft put focus on owners, monthly flyer by the Meadowlands

March 30, 1992

All-trifecta night and sporting event ticket giveaway at Meadowlands, raceway park mascot, classic car show at Dover Downs

March 16, 1992

New group sales campaign at Rosecroft Raceway

February 3, 1992

Fan appreciation night at Blue Bonnet, Los Alamitos opening weekend promotions, race calling class at the Meadowlands

January 20, 1992

Two for one betting, lunch and dinner at Yonkers Raceway, Corporate Challenge Designated Driver Program at Los Alamitos Race Course, hoops and horses promotion between Laurel Race Course and the Washington Bullets


December 30, 1991

Santa’s sack-Northfield Park, Children’s Hospital Benefit Night-Ladbroke at the Meadows, Diamond sparkler retirement-Buffalo Raceway. Racetech-The Meadowlands

December 23, 1991

$5,000 Cash giveaway-Pompano Park, Buffalo Raceway Promotions, Ladies Driving Championship-Rosecroft Raceway, WFAN night at the races-Yonkers Raceway

December 2, 1991

Penn-Ohio Drivers Challenge-Ladbroke at the Meadows & Northfield Park, Buffalo Bill night-Pompano Park

November 25, 1991

Breeders Crown simulcasting results, Dual past performance program-Associates Racing Association & Balmoral Park

November 11, 1991

Marathon Oil-WKNR Cross Promotion-Northfield Park, Halloween treat & costume contest-Northfield Park, All-triple night-Rosecroft Raceway & The Meadowlands, Lotto Night-Vernon Downs, Thousand Dollar Chance-Vernon Downs

November 4, 1991

Mohawk Fall Fair-Mohawk Raceway, Open letter from Meadowlands management to its patrons

October 28, 1991

Freehold Raceway newspaper wrapper. Media Blitz a success at Freehold, Breeders Crown-Ladbroke & the Meadows, Night of Champions-Northfield Park

October 7, 1991

Garden State Park Promotions, Yonkers Raceway on the radio, Metro night scratch & win-Mohawk Raceway, Batavia Downs Promotions

September 23, 1991

Budweiser Messenger week-Rosecroft Raceway, Coats for Kids-Northfield Park, A Look at how others respond to competition

September 9, 1991

Sweatshirt Giveaway-Vernon Downs, Toronto Sun Night-Greenwood Raceway, Trump Plaza Day-Freehold Raceway

August 26, 1991

New York racetracks join with state lottery, opening week promotions-Batavia Downs & Freehold Raceway

August 19, 1991

Concerts at HTA member tracks

August 5, 1991

Los Alamitos promotions, Track Education programs, Quad City Downs

July 22, 1991

Charity Events-various HTA member tracks, Sweatshirt giveaway-Greenwood Giveaway, You be the Driver-The Meadowlands

July 8, 1991

Fan first program-Ladbroke at the Meadows, Happy hour horse racing, On screen entertainment-Michigan Harness tracks.

June 24, 1991

Mother’s Day-Quad City Downs, Made for TV match race-Yonkers Raceway, 100-Grand finale-Edmonton Northlands, Harness trading cards-Harness Horse Youth Foundation, University of Arizona promotions database

May 27, 1991

Promotion expenditures at HTA member Associations

May 20, 1991

Corporate challenge-Los Alamitos Race Course, Italian night-Yonkers Raceway

April 29, 1991

Tote Ticket Cash Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Los Alamitos, Handicapping Contest-Delaware Park

April 15, 1991

The seventh inning stretch-The Meadowlands and WNBC radio, Pony Club for kids-The Meadowlands, Driving Competitions-Rosecroft Raceway & Pompano Park, Easter Egg Night-Batavia Downs, Opening Night-Sports Cap Giveaway-Vernon Downs

April 1, 1991

$5,000 Win/Place/Show challenge-Rosecroft & Delmarva Raceways, Thank God It’s Free-Maywood Park, Player’s Card-Ladbroke @ The Meadows

March 18, 1991

$10,000 Cash Giveaway-Windsor Raceway, $2 late daily double betting voucher-Batavia Downs, Jockey Challenge-Aqueduct Racetrack

March 4, 1991

HTA member responds to crisis with promotion-Northfield Park-Horse Ownership promotion, Crazy Every 19 minutes Stable-Northfield Park.

February 4, 1991

Santa’s Sack-Northfield Park, Sunday Racing-Freehold Raceway & The Meadowlands

January 28, 1991

Football Playoff Ticket Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Super Bowl trip giveaway-Saratoga Raceway, Program advertising-HTA member tracks.

January 21, 1991

$50,000 Holiday spectacular cash giveaway-Windsor Raceway, Handicapping contests-Northfield Park & Buffalo Raceway, Birthday Greetings to patrons-The Meadowlands


December 31, 1990

Horse Ownership Promotion-Mohawk Raceway, All Triple Nights-Rosecroft Raceway, Jockey Trading Cards, Remington Park

December 17, 1990

$12,000 Cash Giveaway-Pompano Park, Gubernatorial Tracking Poll-Northfield Park, Night of Champions-Northfield Park

November 26, 1990

Simplified Program-Pompano Park, Breeders Crown Simulcast Figures

November 12, 1990

Fillies Night Out-Quad City Downs, Maywood Alert-Maywood Park, Mini-Bingo-Louisville Downs, Grand Cash Jackpot-Vernon Downs

October 22, 1990

Grand Circuit Week-Northfield Park, Freebie Fridays-Freehold Raceway

October 15, 1990

Coors Messenger Festival-Rosecroft Raceway, Hall of Fame Night-Batavia Downs

September 17, 1990

66 Seconds of Madness-Yonkers Raceway, T-shirt Giveaway-Jackson Raceway, Vernon Downs, Grand Cash Jackpot-Vernon Downs

September 3, 1990

State Chili Cook-off-Owner for a Day-Freehold Raceway, Million Dollar Challenge-Meadowlands

August 27, 1990

Bet the House Promotion-Louisville Downs, AK Scratch & Win-AK-Sar-Ben Race Track

August 13, 1990

Symbols Yanketron Party-Meadowlands, Soap Opera Stars Appearance-Quad City Downs

July 30, 1990

Fireworks-Family Day-Rosecroft Raceway; Mule Race-Vernon Downs, Billboard Campaign-Meadowlands

July 16, 1990

Freebie Fridays-Freehold Raceway, Coors Baseball Cap Giveaway-Freehold Raceway, 40% “Must Win” Tri-Super-Northfield Park

July 2, 1990

Triple Crown Simulcasts at HTA member tracks

June 25, 1990

Horse Ownership Promotions-Meadowlands & Scioto Downs, Owner for a Race-Jackson Raceway

June 11, 1990

Coor’s Light Memorial Day Stakes-Red Mile, Battle of Lake Erie Night-Northfield Park, Souvenir Glass Giveaway-Northfield Park

May 28, 1990

Bus Rebate Program-Philadelphia Park, Umbrella Giveaway-Saratoga Raceway, Blue Bonnets-Molson O’Keefe Brewery Joint Promotion

May 14, 1990

Soviet Drivers Tour-Windsor Raceway, Rosecroft Raceway, 1990 Season Opening-The Red Mile

April 30, 1990

Sweatshirt Giveaway-Pocono Downs, Easter Weekend Business Results, 40th Anniversary Celebration-Year of the Hose Promotion-Yonkers Raceway, Unprecedented Cooperation between Harness Tracks in southwest Ontario

April 23, 1990

Delvin Miller Night-Pompano Park, Opening Night-Baseball Cap Giveaway-Vernon Downs, Wallet Giveaway-Quad City downs, Herve Filion-Family Day-Louisville Downs, WFAN/Big M Racing Stable Update-Meadowlands, Cars & Cash-Meadowlands

April 9, 1990

Handicapping Contest-Ladbroke at the Meadows, Dinner with the Horsemen, Ladbroke at the Meadows, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend-Saratoga Raceway, Loonie Night-Mohawk Raceway, Fan Appreciation Night-Greenwood Raceway

March 26, 1990

A Smash Hit at the Meadowlands: Adaptation of “Winning” A Horse-The Meadowlands

March 12, 1990

Comments, Complaints, Compliments-Yonkers Raceway, Racing with the Moon-Suburban @ Hawthorne, Windsor Raceway Promotions

February 12, 1990

All Triple Nights-Rosecroft Raceway, HTA Tracks offering, Celebrity Jockey Race, Los Alamitos, Freebie Fridays-Freehold Raceway, Cross Promotions at Los Alamitos, Valentine’s Day Promotion, Freehold Raceway, Bird’s Eye Box Lunch-Northfield Park

February 5, 1990

Fabulous Fridays-Meadowlands, Pacesetter Award Winners

January 22, 1990

Free Admission Coupon Giveaway-Windsor Raceway, Fan Appreciation Night-Blue Bonnets, Foreman-Cooney closed circuit fight-Yonkers Raceway, Ladbroke @ the Meadows Capital Improvements

January 15, 1990

Ring in the ’90’s-Buffalo Raceway, Opening Week Promotions-Meadowlands

January 8, 1990

Pick 3 Lottery/Trifecta Night-Northfield Park, Leonard-Duran Closed Circuit fight


December 25, 1989

Win a Race Horse-Garden State Park, Fan Appreciation Day-Batavia Downs, Los Alamitos-Freedom Bowl Promotion, Northfield Park Holiday Direct Mailer

December 18, 1989

Breeders Crown Recap, Opening Week at Los Alamitos

November 27, 1989

Pocono Downs Promotions, Promotions at Muskegon, Sports Creek

November 20, 1989

Renovations at HTA Member Tracks, Promotions at Quad City downs

October 30, 1989

Handicapping Seminars at HTA Member Tracks.

October 17, 1989

Rosecroft Raceway Opening, Sweatshirt Giveaway-Red Mile

October 10, 1989

Umbrella Night-Northfield Park. The Cash Machine-Jackson Raceway, Breeders Crown Update

September 25, 1989

Adios Week-Ladbroke at the Meadows, Beasley VS The Beast III-Yonkers Raceway

September 18, 1989

Freehold Raceway Fall Meet Opening-Freehold Raceway

September 11, 1989

Anniversary Celebrations-Pocono Downs, Saginaw Valley, Molson Export Racing Series

August 21, 1989

Friendship Festival- Buffalo Raceway, Million Dollar Challenge-The Meadowlands

August 7, 1989

Horse Ownership Promotions-Saratoga Raceway and the Red Mile

July 24, 1989

Anniversary Celebrations at Vernon Downs

July 10, 1989

Fan Appreciation Night-Muskegon Raceway, Mother’s and Father’s Day at the Track

June 26, 1989

Free $1,000 Wagers-Freestate Raceway, Track Meet at the Racetrack-Yonkers Raceway

June 19, 1989

Simulcast of Thoroughbred Triple Crown Races at US and Canadian Harness Tracks, Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns closed circuit boxing match

June 12, 1989

Pick Eight Contest-Vernon Downs, 50 Cents Night-Red Mile, Promotions at Prairie Meadows for the month of June

June 4, 1989

Ninth Annual Coors Light Memorial Stakes Day-The Red Mile, Country Music Day-The Red Mile, Corporate Driving Championship-The Red Mile

May 22, 1989

Chart footnotes

May 1, 1989

Family Day and Full Morning Betting Card-Batavia Downs, Fortieth Anniversary Month-Long Celebration-Rosecroft Raceway, NAHRMA’s new harness racing television show on ESPN

April 17, 1989

Opening Week Promotions-Quad City Downs, Fan Appreciation Night-Northfield Park, Easter Egg Promotion-Batavia Downs

April 3, 1989

Racing with the Moon–Celebrity Harness Races-Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Race Course, $55,000 Cash Giveaway-Meadlowlands

January 30, 1989

Opening Weekend Promotions-Rosecroft Raceway, New Year’s Eve Promotions-Garden State Park, Freehold Raceway

January 23, 1989

$55,000 Cash Giveaway-Meadowlands, Meadowline-News from the Meadowlands Racetrack

January 9, 1989

Chevrolet Corsica, Color TV Giveaway-Batavia Downs, Fan Appreciation Night, Free Daily Double-Sports Creek Raceway

January 2, 1989

Dominican Republic Baseball Benefit-Sports Creek Raceway, Father-Son Driving Tournament-Sports Creek Raceway, Cashchek Cash Machine-Sports Creek Raceway, Toys for Tots Breakfast with Santa-Sports Creek Raceway


December 19, 1988

Mack Lobell Retirement/T-Shirt Giveaway-Pompano Harness Track, Chevrolet Celebrity Giveaway-Saratoga Raceway

December 12, 1988

Everyone’s A Winner-Windsor Raceway, Labatt’s Jacket Giveaway-Windsor Raceway, Fan Appreciation Night/Free Daily Double Giveaway-Northfield Park

December 5, 1988

Corporate Challenge-Windsor Raceway

November 28, 1988

Leonard-LaLonde, Hearns-Kinchen title bouts, Mohawk and Greenwood Intertrack, Massara’s Family Night/Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway-Northfield Park

November 21, 1988

$55,000 Cash Giveaway–Pegasus Handicap, Long-sleeved shirt giveaway-Young America Stakes-Meadowlands, Ten Car Giveaway-Meadlowlands

November 14, 1988

Keeping Track-Edmonton Northlands, Halloween Track or Treat-Saratoga Raceway

October 24, 1988

World Series of Harness Handicapping-Northfield Park, World Series of Harness Handicapping, 40th Anniversary-$3,000 Cash Giveaway party-Jackson Raceway

October 17, 1988

Coors Championship Weekend-Meadows, Wallet & Money machine night-Mohawk Raceway

October 10, 1988

World Series of Harness Handicapping-Northfield Park, Miller High Life Invitational-Quad City downs

October 3, 1988

Grand Circuit Week-Northfield Park

September 26, 1988

$50,000 Guaranteed Twin-Trifecta Payout, Alfa Romeo Giveaway-Louisville Downs

September 12, 1988

Kentucky Pacing Derby Festival-Louisville Downs

September 5, 1988

Breeders Crown for older male pacers-Scioto Downs, Alabama in Concert, Greenwood Raceway, Lottery Night, Scioto Downs

August 29, 1988

Fillies Night Out-Quad City Downs, Daily Double Party Night-Quad City Downs, Escort Pony Giveaway-Pocono Downs

August 22, 1988

Breeders Crown for Older Trotters- Saratoga Raceway, Sports Bag Giveaway-Saratoga Raceway, BIX 7K Joint Promotion-Man V Horse Race-Quad City Downs

August 15, 1988

Hambletonian Day-Meadowlands, Car Sun Visor Giveaway-Freehold Raceway, Diamond Night-Northfield Park

August 1, 1988

The 60-second winning spree/Championship/Cadillac Giveaway-Northfield Park, Maryland Sulky Club-Freestate Raceway, Staying Alive Contest-Freestate Raceway

July 25, 1988

The Sky’s the Limit-Buffalo Raceway, July 4th Holiday Weekend-Pocono Downs, Stroh’s Half Million Dollar Championship Series-The Meadows, Fireworks Display-The Red Mile, Domino’s Pizza Media Driving Challenge-The Red Mile, Little Brown Mug II-Brandywine Raceway

July 18, 1988

Tyson-Spinks Heavyweight Title Fight

July 11, 1988

Paddock Park-The Meadowlands, Morning Workout Program-The Meadowlands

July 4, 1988

Must-Win Tri-super days-Northfield Park

June 27, 1988

Battle of Lake Erie-Northfield Park, Fantasy Night-Scioto Downs, Memorial Day Matinee-Coleman Jug Giveaway-Vernon Downs, Post Purchase Promotions-Freestate Raceway

June 20, 1988

The Great Buffalo Race-Arlington at Maywood, Sixty-one second sandblast-Scioto Downs, Final of P & C Series-Vernon Downs

June 13, 1988

Ten Car Giveaway-The Meadowlands, United Way Day-Monticello Raceway, Michael Spinks at Monticello, Memorial Day Weekend Mini-Grand Circuit-The Meadows, Guaranteed Pick-Seven Payout-Buffalo Raceway, Coors Memorial Trot-Chili Cook-off-The Red Mile

June 6, 1988

Fortune Cookie Night-Mohawk Raceway, Family Fireworks Extravaganza-Mohawk Raceway, Whitt-FM Trackside Tent Parties-Buffalo Raceway

May 30, 1988

Kentucky Derby & Preakness Simulcasts Part 2, Sports Bag Giveaway-Arlington at Maywood

May 23, 1988

Kentucky Derby & Preakness Simulcasts Part 1

May 16, 1988

Plimpton Celebrity Series-Freehold, Mack Lobell at the Meadowlands, Pre-Season Handicapping Seminar-Scioto Downs

May 9, 1988

Mack Lobell’s 1988 Campaign-Raceway Park, Northfield Park, The Meadows,, Fifty Millionth Fan Week-The Meadowlands

May 2, 1988

Plimpton Celebrity Race-Rosecroft Raceway, Fan Appreciation Night-Northfield Park, Louisville Downs, $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta-Louisville Downs, Easter Bonnet contest-Quad City Downs

April 25, 1988

Big Week at Louisville, Louisville Downs, Win a Horse Contest-Brandywine Raceway, Income Tax Relief Night, Meadowlands

April 18, 1988

WFAN Night at the Races-Yonkers Raceway, Opening Night, Cap and Coupon Book Giveaway-Vernon Downs, Spring Buffet Dinners-Windsor Raceway

April 4, 1988

Caribbean Cruise Giveaway-Saratoga Raceway. Season Pass ’88-Vernon Downs

March 28, 1988

Miller Beer Night/NCAA Final Four Package-Louisville Downs, Rugby Shirt Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway, Mile Tyson vs. Michael Spinks

March 21, 1988

St. Patty’s Day Donneybrook-Rosecroft Raceway,Sports Wallet Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway

March 16, 1988

Customer of the Month Contest, Free Soup, Free Coffee, Harry London Chocolate Mint Giveaway, Free Late Daily Double Ticket-The Meadowlands

March 7, 1988

WDRB/TV Giveaway Night-Louisville Downs, $2 Bet on the House-Louisville Downs, Burnett Brothers Bass Boat Giveaway-Louisville Downs, French Lick Night-Louisville Downs

February 15, 1988

The Meadowlands-Saratoga Raceway Drivers Challenge-Saratoga Raceway, Student Saver Card Listing-Northfield Park Harness, Quarter Night-Louisville Downs

February 8, 1988

Super Bowl 22 Party-Buffalo Raceway, Sports Creek Mall Exhibit-Waterstreet Pavilion, Mike Tyson VS. Larry Holmes Part 2, Sports Creek Raceway

February 1, 1988

Mike Tyson VS Larry Holmes Heavyweight Title Fight

January 25, 1988

The ABCs of Pari-Mutuel Wagering-John Berry-Pompano Park Harness Track, New Year’s Eve Party-Quad City Downs, Super Bowl Vacation Giveaway-Saratoga Downs

January 18, 1988

Free $2 Wagers-Atlantic City at Freehold, Calendar Giveaway-Meadowlands, Season’s Pass and Calendar Mailing-Northfield Park Harness

January 11, 1988

New Year’s Eve Parties-Louisville Downs, Sports Creek and Yonkers

January 4, 1988

$5,000 Cash Giveaway-Jackson at Northville, Pari-Mutuel Gift Certificates-Pompano Harness Track, Twelve Nights of Christmas-Rosecroft Raceway, Fan Appreciation Night-Rosecroft Raceway


December 28, 1987

Toys for Tots Breakfast with Santa Claus-Sports Creek Raceway, Christmas Party to Benefit the Salvation Army-Buffalo Raceway, Coats for Kids Benefit-Northfield Park, United Way’s Miles of Smiles Benefit-Northfield Park

December 21, 1987

Hollywood Turf Cup Simulcast-Sports Creek Raceway, Ski Cap Giveaway-Freehold Raceway, Fan Appreciation Night-Mohawk Raceway, Mike Tyson-Larry Holmes Heavyweight Title Fight

December 14, 1987

Betting Money for the Holidays-Pari-Mutuel Cash Gift Certificates-Pompano Harness Track, Needle in the Haystack Contest-Rosecroft Raceway, Beat The Handicapper Contest-Freehold Raceway

December 7, 1987

Yonkers Raceway Mixed Doubles Bowling Tournament-Tri-County Bowling Centers, Sportscaster Plays Sixty Seconds of Madness for Charity-Yonkers Raceway, Niagara Falls-USAIR Night-Yonkers Raceway

November 30, 1987

Zimmer Motor Cars’ Handicapping Contest-Pompano Harness Track

November 23, 1987

Halloween Track or Treat-Saratoga Raceway, Singles Night Track Meet-Saratoga Raceway

November 9, 1987

New Schedule of Weekly Promotions-Windsor Raceway

November 2, 1987

Tyson-Biggs Heavyweight Title Fight-Yonkers, Arlington at Maywood and Fairmount, Opening Week part 2-Rosecroft Raceway

October 26, 1987 Part II

Opening Week part 1-Rosecroft Raceway

October 26, 1987

Guaranteed $25,000 Minimum Superfecta Payout-Louisville Downs

October 19, 1987

Taster’s Choice Columbian Gold Handicapping Contest-The Red Mile, Oktoberfest-The Red Mile, Fan Appreciation Night/Oktoberfest-Quad City Downs

October 12, 1987

New York-Chicago Drivers’ Tournament-Arlington at Maywood Park, Meet the Horsemen-Freehold Raceway, Non-Smoking Section of Grandstand-Batavia Downs

August 17, 1987

Lottery Promotion-Scioto, Lottery Promotion-Northfield

July 27, 1987

60 Second Winning Spree-Northfield Park, Scioto

July 20, 1987

Meadowlands Pace Simulcasts, Freestate, Northfield Park, Scioto, Delmarva Downs, Louisville Downs

June 22, 1987

Empire City Stakes-Yonkers, Ten TV Night- Scioto

June 15, 1987

Spinks-Cooney-Yonkers, Meadowlands, Freehold

June 8, 1987

Hilltop Handicapping Challenge-Yonkers, Eastside Yugo Handicapping Challenge-Scioto

June 1, 1987

Memorial Mini-Grand Circuit-Meadows, Chili Cook-off-Red Mile

May 25, 1987

Little Brown Mug-Brandywine, Open Air Paddock-Batavia, Plimpton Celebrity Challenge-Red Mile, Great 25 cent Night-Fairplex

May 18, 1987

You be the Boss-Meadowlands

May 11, 1987

Kentucky Derby Simulcasts

May 4, 1987

Plimpton Celebrity Challenge-Rosecroft, Television Giveaway-Louisville, Fan Appreciation Night-Louisville

April 27, 1987 Part II

Hagler-Leonard-Yonkers, The Meadowlands, Umbrella Giveaway-The Meadowlands

April 27, 1987

Hagler-Leonard Fight-Freehold, Northfield

April 20, 1987

Stadium Jacket Giveaway-Rosecroft, Piece of a Pacer-Quad city, Owner for a Day-Blue Bonnets, Furniture Spree-Louisville Downs

April 13, 1987

Opening Week-Vernon, Opening Night-Brandywine, Travel Bags-The Meadowlands

April 6, 1987

I Survived the 25-Northfield Park, Handicapping Center-Quad City Downs

March 30, 1987

Celebrity Challenge Cup-Pompano

March 23, 1987

Handicapping Seminar with Al Stanley-Sports Creek, Joint Marketing Arrangement-Quad City Downs

February 16, 1987

One Day Cruise to Nowhere-Pompano, Pen Necklace Giveaway/Trip to Ireland-The Meadowlands, Pick-up Truck Giveaway-Los Alamitos, Metro Night-Louisville Downs

January 26, 1987

Mall Exhibit-Pompano

January 19, 1987

Super Bowl Trip-The Meadowlands, $10,000 Cash Giveaway to Introduce Twin Triple-Rosecroft


December 29, 1986

Cash Giveaways-Canterbury, Rosecroft, The Ontario Jockey Club, Northfield Park, Scioto, Foxboro, Windsor, Maywood

December 15, 1986

Political Promotions-Buffalo, Northfield Park, The Meadows, Boxing Promotions-Yonkers, Maywood

December 8, 1986

Bill O’Donnell Night and Ted Wing Night-Foxboro, Handicapping Contest/Mandatory Distribution-Northfield Park

December 1, 1986

Winterfest-Buffalo, Season Opening Giveaways-Buffalo, Handicapping Instruction on TV-Rosecroft

November 17, 1986

The Money Machine-Windsor, Horseplayer’s Club Car Giveaway-Windsor

November 17, 1986

Barberry Spur Retirement-The Meadows, Fan Appreciation Night-Saratoga, Mandatory Distribution of Super Bet Pool-Rosecroft, Calendar Giveaway-Canterbury

November 10, 1986

Breeders Crown Finale/Tote Bag Giveaway-Garden State, Breeders Crown Review, Baseball Stars Appearance-Batavia

November 3, 1986

Racing Revolution-Fairplex Park, Breeders Crown Pin-Pompano, Senior Citizens Expo-Pompano

November 3, 1986 Part 1

Lottery Losers’ Second Chance Drawing-Mohawk/Greenwood, Thoroughbred Classic Series-Assiniboia, Northlands, Marquis, Stampede Park, Exhibition Park

October 27, 1986

Dan Patch Pacer Promotion/Breeders Cup Simulcast-Canterbury, Telephone Giveaway/Breeders’ Cup Simulcast-Garden State, Wanda The Good Luck Witch Doll-Pompano

October 13, 1986

Xmas in October-Louisville Downs, Columbus Day Doubleheader-Saratoga, Handicapping Contest-Northfield Park

October 6, 1986

$10,000 Cash Giveaway In Super Bet Contest-Rosecroft, Mohawk Fall Fair-Mohawk

September 29, 1986

Filly for a Fan-Canterbury Downs, Fan Appreciation Night-Quad City Downs, Fan Appreciation Night/Super Bet Mandatory distribution-Freestate

September 22, 1986

Harness the Horsepower-Freestate Raceway, Anniecrombie Poster Day-The Red Mile, Coupon Booklet-Saratoga, Closed Circuit Welterweight Championship-Mohawk

September 15, 1986

Dan Patch Lapel Pins/Money Clips-Canterbury Downs, Country and Western Weekend-Mohawk, Ultra-Suede Jeff Caps-Garden State Park

September 8, 1986

Racing Jubilee-Scioto Downs

September 1, 1986

Kentucky Pacing Derby-Louisville Downs, Diamonds and Discounts-Freestate

August 25, 1986

Cadillac Giveaway-Northfield Park, Gary Paster Memorial Night-Northfield Park, Wrestling Show-Garden State Park

August 18, 1986

Bluegrass Lincoln-Mercury/Wave-TV Night-Louisville Downs, The 61-second Winning Spree-Scioto Downs, Jacket Giveaway-Garden State Park, Sports Bag Giveaway-Roosevelt Raceway

August 11, 1986

Win a Horse For a Night-Batavia Downs, The Supergame-Assiniboia Downs, Free Tee Shirt-Roosevelt Raceway

August 4, 1986

Adios Week-The Meadows, Quarter Night-Louisville Downs, Fan Appreciation Day-The Meadowlands

July 28, 1986

Number 7 Week of champions-Greenwood Raceway, US Air/610-WTVN Radio Night-Scioto Downs

July 21, 1986

Win a Piece of a Pacer-Freestate Raceway, Fan Appreciation Day-Buffalo Raceway

July 14, 1986

 Mad Hatter’s Ball-Yonkers Raceway, Pepsi Night/Meadowlands Pace Simulcast-Scioto Downs

July 7, 1986

The Sixty Second Winning Spree-Northfield Park, 96-Rock Night-Rosecroft at Ocean City

June 30, 1986

A Mandatory Distribution Helps Set Off Fireworks-Northfield Park, AM-FM Radio/Fireworks-The Meadowlands, Coupon Book in Lieu of Fireworks-Vernon Downs, Fireworks and Coupon Booklet-Saratoga

June 23, 1986

Eastside Nissan-610 WTVN Night-Scioto Downs, Blue Grass Chrysler Plymouth/WTVQ TV-Night-The Red Mile

June 16, 1986

Plimpton Celebrity Challenge Cup-Greenwood, Media Race-Vernon Downs

June 9, 1986

Media Race-The Red Mile, TV-10 Night-Scioto Downs, Beach Towels-the Meadowlands

June 2, 1986

The Plimpton Celebrity Challenge Cup-The Meadowlands, 40th Anniversary Commemoration-Maywood Park

May 26, 1986

Cars and Calendars in Canada-Greenwood, Tote Bag Giveaway-Fairplex Park

May 19, 1986

Stars and Stripes Saturday-The Red Mile, 6th Annual Coors Memorial Stakes Day-The Red Mile, MRN-Memorial Day-The Meadows, Beach Towel Giveaway-Vernon Downs

May 5, 1986

Miller Nights-Rosecroft Raceway, Plimpton Celebrity Challenge-the Red Mile, Salute to Mothers’ Day-Buffalo Raceway, Harness Racing Pin Giveaway-The Meadowlands

April 28, 1986

Every Racing Night is Special-Buffalo Raceway, Wall Street Journal Article

April 21, 1986

Appreciation Night-Louisville Downs, Baseball Cap Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Battle of the Sexes-The Meadows, Plimpton Celebrity Challenge Cup-Fairplex Park, MTV Night-The Red Mile

April 14, 1986

Umbrella Giveaway-Saratoga Raceway, Racing-Boxing Doubleheader-Maywood Park, Clash of the Titans-Batavia Downs, Long-Sleeve Shirt Giveaway-Quad City Downs

April 7, 1986

Wrestlemania II-Maywood Park, Opening Night Calculator Giveaway-Vernon downs, Free Jacket Night-Rosecroft Raceway

March 31, 1986

Spring Bonus Bets-The Meadowlands, Meadowlands Preferred-Meadowlands, Upcoming Events-Vernon Downs, Fairplex Park

March 24, 1986

Long-Sleeved Shirt Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Season Savings Passbook-The Meadows, Meadowlands Preferred-the Meadowlands

March 17, 1986

St. Patrick’s Night Extravaganza and sports Watch Giveaway-Yonkers Raceway, Welcome Back Night-Quad City Downs, Plimpton Celebrity Challenge Cup-Pompano Harness Track

March 10, 1986

Sweep the Stakes Contest-Rosecroft Raceway, Irish Weekend-The Meadows, Sasson Designer Sweatshirt Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway, Group Party discounts-the Meadowlands

March 3, 1986

Boxing-Racing Doubleheader-Maywood Park, Yonkers Raceway, Free Thursday and Saturday Afternoons-the Meadows, Sweep Six Sundays-Batavia Downs

February 10, 1986

Valentine’s Day Promotions-Saratoga Raceway, The Meadows, Every Night is Special-Buffalo Raceway

January 19, 1986

Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway-Foxboro Raceway, Sports Wrist Watch Night-Suburban Downs @ Hawthorne, Direct Mail Promotion-Rosecroft Raceway

January 5, 1986

Budweiser Clydesdales-Pompano Harness, Newspaper Advertisements-Northville Downs, Rosecroft Raceway


December 29, 1985

Fur Giveaways-Buffalo Raceway, New Year’s Eve Celebrations-Maywood Park, Pompano Harness Track, Roosevelt Raceway

December 8, 1985

Insulated Cooler Giveaway-Maywood Park, Nihilator Retirement Night-Garden State Park, On the Road Again Retirement Night-Roosevelt Raceway Buffalo Raceway’s Winter Meet Promotions

November 24, 1985

Thanksgiving Celebrations-Pompano Park, Northfield Park, Rosecroft Raceway

November 17, 1985

Ski Cap Giveaway-Garden State Park, Seasons Pass Sweepstakes-Maywood Park, Fan Appreciation Weekend-Saratoga Raceway

November 3, 1985

Breeders Crown Coaster Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway, WSCG Radio Night-Saratoga Raceway, Special Dining Prices-Roosevelt Raceway

October 27, 1985

Halloween Party-Garden State Park, Buick Skyhawk Giveaway-Arlington @ Maywood Park, Breeders Crown-Rosecroft Raceway

October 13, 1985

Columbus Day Italian Celebration-Batavia Downs, Sportsmen’s Cap Giveaway-Garden State Park, 25 cent Night-Louisville Downs, Sports Jersey [email protected] Maywood Park

October 6, 1985

Sport Wallet Giveaway-Quad City Downs, $500 Free Food Giveaway-Louisville Downs, Breeders Crown Jacket Night-Yonkers Raceway

September 29, 1985

Buck Night-Mohawk Raceway, Designer Vest Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway, Christmas in October-Louisville Downs, Breeders Crown-Sportswatch Night-The Meadows

September 22, 1985

WYSP Night-Garden State Park, Scratch-And-Win Contest-Edmonton Northlands, Handicapping Contest-Assiniboia Downs,

September 15, 1985

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Night-The Red Mile, Roll Back the Prices Night-Quad City Downs, The Meadows’ Fall Stakes/Breeders Crown Mailing

September 8, 1985

Appreciation Night-Louisville Downs, Cap Giveaway-The Red Mile, Pocket Calculator Giveaway-Garden State Park, The Red Mile/D’Lites Vietnam War Veterans Program

September 1, 1985

Labor Day Extravaganza-Batavia Downs, Labor Day Matinee-Vernon Downs, Media Mule Race/Watermelon Giveaway-Harrington Raceway, Fall Bonus Package-Saratoga Raceway

August 25, 1985

Media Ostrich Races-Batavia Downs, Race for the Roses-Scioto Downs, Sportswatch Giveaway-Yonkers Raceway

August 18, 1985

Boxing-Racing Double Header-Greenwood Raceway, Midas Gold Crown Drivers competition-Batavia downs, Garden State Park Opening

August 11, 1985

Tropicana Hotel and Casino Night-Liberty Bell Park, Closing Week-the Meadowlands, Great Greenback Giveaway-Saratoga Raceway

August 4, 1985

Darien Lake Day-Batavia Downs, Adios Week-The Meadows

July 28, 1985

Youth Weekend-Blue Bonnets, TWA/610 Radio Night-Scioto downs, Sky’s the Limit-Vernon downs, Hambletonian Day-The Meadowlands

July 14, 1985

Meadowlands Pace Calculator Giveaway-The Meadowlands, A Night of champions-Roosevelt Raceway, 3rd Annual Birthday Celebration-Saratoga Raceway

July 7, 1985

The Humbletonian-Brandywine Raceway, Sports Bag Night-Roosevelt Raceway

June 30, 1985

Fan Appreciation Day-Saratoga Raceway, 20th anniversary Celebration-Louisville Downs, Beach Towel Night-Roosevelt Raceway, Grab Bag Day-Saratoga Raceway

June 23, 1985

T-Shirt Night-Roosevelt Raceway, Preferred Patron Night-Roosevelt Raceway, Fireworks/Freedom Dodge Night-The Red Mile, Entire Card in 2:00 Car Giveaway-Scioto Downs

June 16, 1985

Grand Circuit Week-The Meadowlands, Lexington’s Most Beautiful Tan Contest-The Red Mile, 50 cent Night-The Red Mile, Jacket Giveaway-Vernon Downs

June 9, 1985

Battle of Brandywine Week-Brandywine Raceway, Aerobic Dance Competition-The Red Mile, Beat your Husband Night-Northfield Park, K104-Dance Fever Dance-Off-Monticello Raceway

June 2, 1985

A Fishing and Wishing Party-Brandywine Raceway, Roll Back the Prices-Quad City Downs, Budget Rent-a-Car/610 WTVN Night-Scioto Downs, Kodak Night-The Meadowlands, WVLK’s 59 cent Night-The Red Mile, Beach Towel Giveaway-Quad City Downs

May 26, 1985

Racing and Wrestling Doubleheader-Northfield Park, Scioto Downs, Coors Memorial Stakes Day-The Red Mile, Sports Tote Bag Giveaway-Jackson Raceway, Glass Giveaway Program-Vernon Downs, Mad Hatter’s Ball-Yonkers Raceway

May 19, 1985

Wallenda Week-Northfield Park, Royal Lippizan Stallions-Quad City Downs, Lena Horne-The Meadowlands

May 12, 1985

Mother’s Day Celebration-The Meadows, Mother’s Day Shower of Gifts-Brandywine Raceway, Mother’s Day wine Testing-Vernon Downs, Hooded Jersey Giveaway-Freestate Giveaway, Media Race-Maywood Park, Randall’s Grocery Giveaway-The Red Mile

May 5, 1985

Collector Series Glass Giveaway-Quad City Downs, Apple Blossom Festival-the Meadowlands, Mothers’ Day Jewelry Boxes-the Meadowlands, Buffalo Raceway

April 28, 1985

An Invitation to a Party-Brandywine Raceway, Dinner with a Penthouse Pet-Maywood Park, Beach Towel Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway, Pizza Hut Night-Scioto Downs

April 21, 1985

Mug Night-Mohawk Raceway, Fur Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Appreciation Night-Louisville Downs, Miller Weeks-Rosecroft

April 15, 1985

Hagler-Hearns Fight-Batavia Downs, the Meadowlands, Yonkers Raceway, Umbrella Night-Rosecroft Raceway, 1985 Calais Supreme Giveaway-Louisville Downs

April 7, 1985

Free Meadowlands Umbrella, Umbrella Giveaway-Vernon Downs, Boat Giveaway-Louisville Downs, T-Shirt Giveaway-Maywood Park

March 31, 1985

A Night at the Races-The Red Mile, Q101 Switch Party-Maywood Park, Withholding Reform Appeal-The Meadows, Rosecroft Photo Finish

March 24, 1985

Greek Festival-The Meadowlands, WMAQ Night-Maywood Park, Fan Appreciation Night-Pompano Park, Nickel Beer and Hot Dog Night-Quad City Downs, Final Four Ticket Giveaway-Louisville Downs, Win a 1985 Mustang-Saratoga Raceway

March 17, 1985

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration-Liberty Bell Park, End of the Rainbow Giveaway-Louisville Downs, Thank Goodness Its Spring-the Meadows, Little People Night-Los Alamitos Harness, HBO Night-Louisville Downs

March 10, 1985

Ladies’ Night-Louisville Downs, Free Pick-It Ticket-The Meadowlands, Irish Night-Roosevelt Raceway, Irish Vacation Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Touch-Tone Phone Giveaway-Rosecroft Raceway

February 24, 1985

Long Sleeve Jersey Giveaway-The Meadowlands, Call-a-Bet Weekend-the Meadows, Fan Appreciation Nights-the Meadows, Spring Break Giveaway-Louisville Downs

February 3, 1985

Fan Appreciation Nights-Roosevelt Raceway, Midas Touch Gold Crown Driver Championship-Pompano Park, Historic Harness Holiday-Monticello

January 27, 1985

Sports Bag Giveaway II-Suburban Downs, Atlantic Casino Hotel Night-the Meadowlands

January 20, 1985

Ice Scraper Giveaway-Monticello Raceway, Direct Mail Campaign-Rosecroft Raceway

January 13, 1985

Super Saturday Night-Liberty Bell Park, Long-Sleeved Tee Shirt Giveaway-Los Alamitos Harness, Monticello Ice Scraper Promotion

January 6, 1985

Budweiser Clydesdales-Pompano Park, Cabbage Patch Kid Giveaway-Northville Downs, Sports Bag Giveaway-Suburban Downs, A 4-Hour Vacation-the Meadowlands

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