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The Greatest Night in Harness Racing is Saturday, July 13

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This Saturday, July 13th the 4th Annual BBQ Battle returns to the track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night.  $2,000 is up for grabs in the Battle with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. Plus on the track, the top 3 year old pacers compete to become the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace champion. 


From 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. in the Backyard, fans can grab some delicious barbecue and food truck eats from some of the best local food trucks and restaurants in the area.


Seven contestants have signed up to compete in this year’s Battle including: Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats, Dr Dor’s BBQ, Delicious BBQ, Gentle Giant Brew Co, Smoke & Steer BBQ Grill, Carlito’s BBQ and Big Barlow’s BBQ.


Additional food and dessert options ranging from empanadas to seafood tacos to burgers to Italian ice and cupcakes will be provided by Empanada Guy, All Surf No Turf, Jersey Roll, 2 Guys Catering, The Mozzarella God, Burgerstrasse, Clydes Italian Ice and House of Cupcakes.


“Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace night is a highlight of our Championship Meet,” said Meadowlands General Manager and CEO Jason M. Settlemoir. “This is truly a spectacular night of racing, food and family fun.”


In addition to the BBQ Battle, The “Greatest Night in Harness Racing” also takes place on Saturday with the featured $682,650 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace in the spotlight. Also being contested on the card will be the Mistletoe Shalee, Stanley Dancer, Del Miller, William Haughton, Golden Girls and Hambletonian Maturity.  Fans ride the mechanical shark and enter to win a $500 win wager.  There is also live music by the Mighty Spectrum Band and carnival games for the kids. First race post time is 7:15pm.


For more details on the BBQ Battle and the Crawford Farm Meadowlands Pace, visit

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