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Caramore Series heads Saturday night Meadowlands card
Friday, June 12, 2015 - From Meadowlands Media Relations

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East Rutherford, NJ --- Saturday night live racing at The Meadowlands offers thirteen races led by three divisions of the second leg of the Caramore Pacing Series.


Caramore was the star of an emerging New Jersey Sires Stakes program in the early 1980's and is remembered with this series that blends the two New Jersey harness tracks, welcoming Freehold horsemen to race at The Meadowlands while their home track is closed for the summer.


Caramore was bred and owned by the late Father Thomas J. O'Connor, a larger-than-life pastor at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Freehold Township. Born in Moulagow, Rathmore, County Kerry, Ireland Father O'Connor arrived in Central New Jersey in 1952 and never left.


One of Father O'Connor's great passions was the horse and when New Jersey racing took off he supported it by owning and breeding more than eighty horses. The best of those was Caramore (Irish for big friend) who raced 199 times from 1980 to 1988, winning 55 while earning $1,129,411. The son of Jolly Roger–JM Dorothy captured the 1981 New Jersey Classic with Cat Manzi driving and was named the NJ Standardbred of the Year that season.


The Caramore is divided over races four, eight and eleven on Saturday.


You may watch and wager on the North America Cup elimination card from Mohawk Racetrack in any of the comfortable simulcast areas in the grandstand, or dine in the tiered clubhouse restaurant Pink, which has received rave reviews from diners.


With any luck, the Hi-5 Jackpot pools will continue through live racing on Friday and be there for you to take a crack at on Saturday. Both carry-overs are well into six figures as the weekend begins. A list of upcoming events is available at The Meadowlands website. Post time is 7:15 pm.




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