New Jersey Racing Dates Approved for 2006

The Meadowlands and Monmouth Park will host a combined 280 racing dates in 2006.

The New Jersey Racing Commission approved the requests of the two New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority tracks at its monthly meeting on Nov. 15 in Trenton.

The Meadowlands will open on Jan. 4 with the first of two harness meets. The 160-date schedule for the winter through summer meet runs through Aug. 5.

Ninety days of Thoroughbred racing will be offered at Monmouth Park from May 13 through Sept. 24 before switching to the Meadowlands, starting Sept. 29 and continuing through Nov. 11 for a total of 30 dates.

The Meadowlands will close out the year with a fall harness meet of 30 dates, starting Nov. 17 through December 30.

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