East Rutherford, NJ --- The 2014 Kindergarten Classic Series begins on Friday night (Aug. 1) at The Meadowlands with eight healthy divisions of freshman trotting fillies and colts, each racing for a purse of $10,000. The entry fee is $250 made payable to The Meadowlands.
Some 52 fillies and 33 colts will face the starting gate as the series begins its course though the summer into the fall with several stops on tap. The road leads to Tioga Downs in late August, then off to The Red Mile for a pair of September legs before trekking back north to Vernon Downs in mid-October for the last leg and the $200,000 (est.) final for each on Nov. 1.
Now in its eighth season, the Kindergarten series has become very popular with trotting trainers, offering a place to race the youngsters against their own kind early and as a safe haven for those not quite ready to tackle the top caliber Grand Circuit types.
The entire Friday card is now available on the USTA website.