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March 6, 1986 | Associated Press
The operators of the Meadowlands race track today closed the track indefinitely after harness horsemen without a contract for four months went on strike. The closing was announced by Robert Mulcahy, the executive director of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, after daylong negotiations with horsemen broke off at 1:45 a.m. EST.
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August 23, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, recently walked to a place where NFL executives of his rank seldom set foot. The farthest parking lot of his stadium. It was before his team made its exhibition debut at the new $1.6-billion Meadowlands stadium for a game against the New York Giants, and Johnson wanted to be sure he could see the massive J-E-T-S sign in the venue's cavernous Great Hall. He could see it clearly, even from that distance. More than a photo opportunity, Johnson's walkabout was a reminder that his Jets, a victory short of the Super Bowl last season, want to be sure that they're not second tenants to the Giants in their shared stadium — and are determined to be acknowledged.
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January 23, 1988
In response to Russell Garrett's letter (Viewpoint, Jan. 2), I would like to mention that the Coliseum has more history, class, and prestige than that plastic pit back East could ever have. Have the Olympics ever been held in the Meadowlands? How many Super Bowls have been played there? What state's teams play there? Mr. Garrett sounds like a typical ex-New Yorker who has nothing nice to say about our city, yet has undoubtedly found a job here, crowds our freeways and roots against our teams.
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August 10, 2010 | Reuters
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. A youthful Brazil side enjoyed an impressive 2-0 win over the United States in a friendly at the New Meadowlands stadium on Tuesday, handing new Coach Mano Menezes a victory in his first game in charge. Winger Neymar, controversially left out of previous coach Dunga's World Cup squad, produced an excellent debut performance including scoring the opening goal in what was an upbeat and encouraging display before a crowd of 77,223. The result and the way it was achieved will be of great encouragement to Brazilians, who are looking forward to hosting the 2014 World Cup finals but still hurting at their quarterfinal exit to the Netherlands in South Africa.
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June 28, 1986
Roberto Guerrero, seeking his first career pole position, set a course record by qualifying his March-Cosworth Indy car at 99.412 m.p.h. on the 11-turn, 1.68-mile course at the Meadowlands.
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July 6, 1990 | Associated Press
Drivers Ron Pierce and Ben Webster escaped serious injury Thursday in an accident in the fifth race at the Meadowlands. Pierce's horse, Land Of Dreams, fell suddenly at the head of the stretch, throwing the driver onto the track. Webster's horse, Everybody Wins, fell over Land of Dreams and tossed Webster to the ground. Both drivers were treated for minor injuries at the Meadowlands' first aid room and released. Pierce continued to drive and Webster took off the rest of the day.
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February 27, 1990 | Associated Press
No Sex Please made it five wins in a row Monday night by trotting to a 1-length victory in a $30,000 Invitational at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old gelding, a $15,000 purchase as a yearling, now has lifetime earnings of $775,000 for owner-trainer Ron Waples Jr. No Sex Please, with Bill O'Donnell at the lines, returned $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10.
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August 6, 1995 | Associated Press
Racing alongside Giants Stadium, where his namesake frequently hangs out, Tagliabue took the lead on the backstretch at the Meadowlands and pulled away to win the 70th Hambletonian by 2 1/4 lengths over Abundance. The winning time was 1:54 4/5. Tagliabue, a late-blooming 3-year-old who didn't race at age 2, is named for NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and was bred by John Skoglund, chairman of the board of the Minnesota Vikings.
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April 22, 1986 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Ready or not, harness racing will make its debut in Pomona tonight when the Los Angeles County Fair and Exposition Complex opens its inaugural trotting and pacing season at Fairplex Park. Judging by the amount of activity at the track Monday morning, it will be touch and go whether all will be ready. Workmen of all kinds were scrambling to complete the renovations that track spokesmen said would be finished by tonight's 7 p.m. opening ceremonies.
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February 4, 1985 | HERBERT A. SAMPLE, Times Staff Writer
Norman Irving Hertz has a dream of building a sports complex just north of Simi Valley. His vision is framed by two domed stadiums seating a total of 165,000 people. There would also be a monorail, horse track, grand prix auto racing course, hospital and 5,300-room hotel. Hertz thinks it would cost about $4.5 billion. The dream, which Hertz calls Ventura Highlands, would be the biggest project ever built in Ventura County.
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October 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph M. McCrane Jr., 79, a former state treasurer of New Jersey who was instrumental in creating the Meadowlands sports complex, died of a heart attack Sept. 28 in Napa, Calif. In 1970, McCrane pushed for the formation of the state agency that ultimately built the Meadowlands on a swampland in East Rutherford, N.J. He also began efforts to persuade the Mara family, which owns the New York Giants football team, to leave Yankee Stadium and move to the Meadowlands.
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October 5, 2003 | Steve Strunsky, Associated Press Writer
Canoeists paddle peacefully under the New Jersey Turnpike. Stumps of an extinct cedar forest jut out of the water, paralleling the Empire State building in the distance. Swans float silently on the Hackensack River, the gentle slope of a landfill rising behind them. These are the compelling juxtapositions of the New Jersey Meadowlands, a huge swath of wetlands and wildlife now making what environmentalists say is a strong comeback after decades of harmful dumping and development.
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October 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
If New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was looking for a good omen on the eve of the World Series, he didn't get it from Concerto in the $500,000 Meadowlands Cup on Friday night. The Boss' thoroughbred colt stalked the early pace before finishing up the track in the Grade I race won by longshot K.J.'s Appeal in a track-record time of 1:46 for 1 1/8 miles.
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July 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
Dream Away took the lead on the backstretch and held off two colts to win the $1-million Meadowlands Pace on Friday night. Dream Away paced the mile in 1:50 2-5 in edging longshot At Point Blank and Western Dream, giving driver Ron Pierce his first Meadowlands Pace victory. Favored Arturo finished fourth and George Steinbrenner's Rod's Deal finished a distant eighth in the field of 10 colts and geldings.
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November 26, 1995 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LEAGUE ON A MISSION That ol' time religion is taking a toll on the Western Athletic Conference. Brigham Young's Roger Reid lost two players this season to Mormon missions--point guard Robbie Reid, the coach's son, and Bret Jepsen. At Utah, would-be sophomore Alex Jensen, the team's second-leading rebounder and fifth leading scorer last season, also departed on a mission. Utah Coach Rick Majerus on Jensen's departure: "I cried more when Alex left my life than any girl I dated."
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August 6, 1995 | Associated Press
Racing alongside Giants Stadium, where his namesake frequently hangs out, Tagliabue took the lead on the backstretch at the Meadowlands and pulled away to win the 70th Hambletonian by 2 1/4 lengths over Abundance. The winning time was 1:54 4/5. Tagliabue, a late-blooming 3-year-old who didn't race at age 2, is named for NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and was bred by John Skoglund, chairman of the board of the Minnesota Vikings.
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September 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Cozzene's Wish rallied past leader Katie Katie in the final strides to win the one-mile feature race at the Meadowlands on Monday night. Driven by Nick Santagata, the 3-year-old filly notched her first lifetime win on the turf in 1:35 4/5. Cozzene's Wish returned $40.20, $12.20, and $4.20.
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September 13, 1986 | DAVE DISTEL
If James A. Michener were to write a book about the place in New Jersey known as The Meadowlands, it would probably go something like this: THE MEADOWLANDS "In the beginning, there was primordial ooze. It tasted salty, undoubtedly because of the influence of the nearby sea. Vegetation was thick, though hardly tropical, thriving in the spring and summer when the ice thawed and the rains came. In this swamp lived Tyrone Rex, a dinosaur of magnificent proportions and surly temperament.
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July 14, 1994 | JODY BERGER
Los Alamitos, currently conducting a 142-day quarter horse meeting, will show harness racing on the track's monitors Saturday. The $1-million Meadowlands Pace at East Rutherford, N.J., will be the first of five simulcast harness races to be shown at Los Alamitos over the next month. The track will simulcast the $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stake Final on July 21, the $400,000 Budweiser Beacon Course Trot on July 30, the $235,000 Niatross Pace on Aug. 4 and the $740,000 Woodrow Wilson Pace on Aug.
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December 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Maybe the Indianapolis Colts should move to the Meadowlands, where they beat the New York Jets for the fifth time in a row. The 9-6 victory Sunday at Giants Stadium ended the Jets' five-game winning streak. The Jets outgained the Colts by 98 yards, had eight more first downs and owned the ball for more than 35 minutes. They also made the kind of mistakes the Colts have been known for this season.
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