Jeff Gural asked this week (paraphrasing): Please enter your horses at the Meadowlands so we can have a great set of cards and show the people I am negotiating with we are serious. This might very well be the last time we race here.
As we have spoken about before, Chester has peeled off entries, leading drivers now go across the border to Yonkers; all for the pursuit of slightly better purses. I guess that's fine, but as everyone knows - if the Meadowlands dies the sport of harness racing dies - so one might figure just this once people might rally for the good of the sport.
Surprise, crickets. According to some on facebook and twitter, the entry box is still open.
Steve Miller would be proud of this sport. After all, he penned the industry's theme song.
* Update: The card filled, but it isn't pretty. Only 9 races, two of which have 8 horses.
It'll be interesting to see what happens when the cash runs out. It's closer than we think.