Harness Racing's Greatest Day, featuring the Hambletonian Heats & $1MILLION Final and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Final
BROADCAST LIVE! on CBS Sports Network 4 - 5:30 pm. Check your local cable provider for channel in your area.
Hambletonian Day has something great for everyone in the family: An epic sporting event, free outdoor concert, food trucks, rides and games, and of course, great giveaways!
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT!
The Hambletonian, featuring the best 3 year old trotters in the world, is harness racing’s most prestigious race, dating back to 1926! A full race card will be on display including major stakes races for every divison including the Hambletonian Oaks (3 year old trotting fillies), Cane Pace (3 year old colt pacers), Sam McKee Memorial (Open Pacers) & Peter Haughton Memorial (2 year old colt trotters & possibly next year’s Hambletonian champion!)
WHAT TO WEAR
Harness Racing is RAIN OR SHINE! Outdoors in the summer usually means one thing - it's going to be hot, BUT weather, as with any outdoor event, is a wildcard! From sunshine and cloudless skies that bring sun burnt noses and tan lines to summers showers, we’ve seen it all! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Don't wear sandals or flip-flops. There could be a lot of walking to explore the grandstand and outside park area. Wear shoes, you'll be glad you did. Check the weather before traveling to East Rutherford, so that you are prepared with climate-appropriate attire. Consider packing sunscreen or a lightweight, clear rain poncho. If your seats are outdoors, you might want to bring chapstick as well!
Bring water. Buy water. Whatever you do - drink water. It's hot, the sun beats down and dehydration sets in quickly. Keep hydrated so you'll last all day
CASH IS KING!
While ATM's are plentiful throughout our facility, lines can be long at peak wagering times. One "pro tip" our veteran Derby attendees have shared with us is to bring plenty of cash. It will save you time and allow you to place your bets more quickly.
Gates open: 10 AM First race: 12 NOON
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Admission: $5 includes giveaway item - 2019 commemorative Hambletonian baseball cap to adults and Hambletonian kids horse gym bag (with paid admission, while supply lasts).
General Parking FREE (CLICK HERE FOR PARKING LOT MAP)
Valet Parking is $5
Live racing programs are $3
Outside reserved seats are $10 per person
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Hambletonian Hat Contest for $1,000 in cash prizes:
1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $100, 4th - $40 and $100 for most elegant
Sign up at the Track Level promotions table. Judging takes place on the apron after Race 4
Backyard Events include:
Backyard Fan Zone Tent: 10 - 3pm featuring driver autograph session 10-11:30am, Hambo Pony appearances, selfie stations, free t-shirts, kids coloring books and more!
Live Music 2:30pm-6:30pm
FREE Pony rides
FREE Face Painters
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