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McErlean Leaves NJSEA for Penn National Slot

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Christopher M. McErlean is resigning as vice president of racing operations with New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to join Penn National Gaming Inc., as vice president of racing next month.

NJSEA Officials Exploring Dual-Breed Synthetic Surface

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Members of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority racing team, as well as two trainers, visited Tapeta Farm in Maryland recently to review a synthetic racing surface with the inventor of Tapeta, trainer Michael Dickinson.

NJSEA Plans Job Cuts as Revenue Declines

Citing "significant decreases" in revenue from both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in the last five years, as well as increased health insurance costs, president and chief executive officer George Zoffinger has recommended to the board of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority it reduce its workforce by up to 40 positions.

Jersey Meet to Continue; Other Tracks Ban Shippers

Despite having to limit fields to horses stabled only at Monmouth Park due to four confirmed cases of the equine herpesvirus and a subsequent decline in total handle, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are planning to finish the meet at Meadowlands on Nov. 11 as scheduled.

Four Monmouth Horses Test Positive for Virus

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Four Monmouth Park-based horses with fevers who had blood tested were determined to be positive for the respiratory version of Equine Herpes Virus, it was learned late Wednesday afternoon.

Equine Herpesvirus Suspected at Monmouth Park

A suspected case of the equine herpesvirus in the stable area at Monmouth Park has forced the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates the Oceanport track and Meadowlands in East Rutherford, to impose strict limitations on the shipment of horses.

McDynamo, Mixed Up Meet At Meadowlands

Two-time steeplechase champion McDynamo and Saratoga grade I winner Mixed Up are set to clash in a rare night steeplechase at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., Sept. 29.

The Meadowlands Begins 2006 Meet Sept. 29

The Meadowlands' 33-date 2006 season opens on Sept. 29 with a giveaway that pays off for the rest of the year. The first 7,000 paid admissions will receive a free grandstand/clubhouse pass valid for the remainder of the meeting.

Jersey Standoff Threatens Major Racing Day

New Jersey racetracks were closed for live racing and simulcasting Thursday due to a continuing budget standoff in the state capital of Trenton. It was the first live card lost at Monmouth Park and the third at Meadowlands, which offers nighttime harness racing.

91 Entered for Monday's Big M Turf Program

While Monmouth Park's brand new turf course goes through its growing stage, the Meadowlands will be the venue for grass racing in New Jersey. Monday's first-ever Monmouth-at-Meadowlands all-turf program proved popular enough to draw a total of 91 entries for eight races.

Public Handicapper Wins NTRA Contest

Ron Rippey, who handicaps the Meadowlands and other tracks for the Newark Star-Ledger, captured the $540,000 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, a two-day competition at Bally's Las Vegas which concluded on Saturday.

Inclement Weather Impacts Meadowlands Meet

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Impacted by heavy rain, the Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet concluded with steep downturns in on-track and overall wagering. The inclement weather forced racing programs to be cut short on Oct. 8 and Oct. 11 and five race cards – Oct. 12-15 and Oct. 25) were cancelled.

Jockeys Accept 'Challenge' to Assist Katrina Victims

Top jockeys from across the country, including several born in Louisiana, will participate in the Katrina Invitational Jockey Challenge at Meadowlands the evening of Nov. 10. They're donating all fees earned to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America to benefit Louisiana horsemen affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Meadowlands Cancels Due to Heavy Rains

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The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., canceled live racing due to inclement weather after the running of the first race on Saturday night.

New Jersey Tracks to Begin Offering Two New Exotic Wagers

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Scientific Games Racing, a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation, and Cantor Index announced Tuesday that the Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park Racetrack, both owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, will begin to offer the Choose Six and Group Bet.

Preemptive Strike Wins Meadowlands 'Chase

Polaris Stable's Preemptive Strike broke on top and was never headed, winning the $75,000 Somerset Medical Center Steeplechase (NSA-II), a race for cancer awareness, at the Meadowlands on Saturday night by five lengths.

Meadowlands Takes Steps to Improve Track

The Meadowlands main track will have a new surface when it opens its seven-week Thoroughbred meet Sept. 30. Jockeys at the New Jersey track last year contended that pebbles found in track samples created unsafe conditions and nearly boycotted the season opener.

Meadowlands Meet Features Four Graded Stakes

The 30-day meet at Meadowlands will feature four graded stakes, including the $500,000 Meadowlands Cup, a grade II event that serves as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

New Jersey Racing Weekend Sets a Few Records

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The Aug. 6-7 weekend of racing in New Jersey generated on-track attendance of more than 75,000 and a handle record of more than $21 million, according to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Garland to Retire as NJSEA Executive

Bruce Garland, the senior executive vice president of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority who began his career in racing with the New Jersey Racing Commission, will retire at the end of this year.

Cliff Hanger Boasts Contentious Field of 11 Turf Rivals

Friday night's $200,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. IIIT) is certain to come up a tough event, especially with a full field of turf runners set to go 1 1/16 miles at Meadowlands, including several that have been knocking heads in stakes all year

Steady 'Jersey Joe' Keeps Reaching Higher

"Jersey Joe" Bravo is quite at home at Monmouth Park, but he's always looking to land top mounts like Lion Heart, who he rode to two victories, including a grade I stakes, before the colt was retired due to injury.

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