The Thoroughbred community figured the April-early May meet at Garden State Park would be the track's last. But the Standardbred community was shocked to find out that this fall's harnesss meet wouldn't go. In fact, the New Jersey racetrack will shut down for good May 29, even for simulcasting.
A mobster-turned-informant testified Thursday that he helped fix races at Atlantic City Racecourse and Garden State Park in the 1990s.
The sale of Garden State Park to a development company is viewed as the death knell for live racing at the southern New Jersey track, but officials weren't able to say when the last live race will be run. Pennwood Racing, which leases Garden State, is said to have applied for a Thoroughbred meet; the application must be in to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Friday. A previous request from Pennwood to race six days at Garden State in 2001 was rejected by the commission.
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