In the past, I have talked about how pathetic Thunder ridge is for harness racing. Well, Bill Finley, editor of Harness Racing Update visited the track in Prestonsburg, KY to find out if it is as bad as it has been called. Turns out it is worse.
"Take me out to the Racetrack" may not be the typical expression but on June 1, it is the slogan for the Meadowlands as Jersey Fest takes place at the Meadowlands. Jersey Fest, a joint program between the Meadowlands Racetrack and the North Jersey Media Group (publisher of The Record) is an event celebrating all things New Jersey.
More importantly, an event like this will bring newcomers to the racetrack for an enjoyable evening. By sponsoring this event with the local newspaper ensures the event gets publicity which benefits all involved in this program, including the charities tied to this event. Granted, not everyone will become harness racing fans by the evening's conclusion but it gets them in the door which is the first step.