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Vincennes Returns to Meadowlands Hambo Day Card

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  The Meadowlands is announcing the return of the Vincennes Invitational trot on Hambletonian Day, August 4 this year. 


The Vincennes played an important role for many years as a compliment to harness racing's biggest day, providing a race for top older trotters that are not eligible to the marquee John Cashman Memorial. It also pays homage to our pari-mutuel partners the French PMU, a betting union controlled by France that takes wagers on the Hambo program. 


Over the years a number of horses have used the Vincennes as a springboard to bigger and better things. Verlin Yoder's Natural Herbie came to the race in 2014 as a regional sensation from Indiana to gain national respect and win the International Preview later that season. 


The purse for the 2018 Vincennes will be $30,000.  


Interested parties should contact Meadowlands Director of Racing Peter J. Koch at (201) 842-5130. 


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