The Chad Brown trainee used the 2013 United Nations to propel his way to victory in back-to-back grade I races, now looks to Cliff Hanger (gr. IIIT) Aug. 24 to return to graded victory.
Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have paved the way for sports wagering at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks. Christie on Aug. 8 rejected the bill.
Fox Hill Farms' highly regarded Cassatt muscled her way to victory Aug. 9 in the $105,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) at Monmouth Park, earning her first graded stakes score and extending her winning streak to three.
Beginning with the August 8 card, Monmouth Park will reduce overnight purses by 10%, the Oceanport, N.J., track announced.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable ran fifth.
Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid, a major pace factor in his previous three starts in stakes, finally broke through with a victory in the $211,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 27.
Wearing the black and gold colors of historic Calumet Farm, Kerwin Clark split horses aboard Starstruck to take the $170,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on July 27.
Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park July 27, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II).
Social Inclusion, Rontos Racing Stable's runner who has drawn post position six for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will race without the anti-bleeding medication lasix July 27.
Fresh off a 9 1/4-length drubbing of her own division and undefeated in four starts for Winchell Thoroughbreds this year, Untapable seeks a challenge versus males July 27 in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
Cornerstone Thoroughbreds' Medea, winner of the Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) in her last start at Monmouth Park, looks to double up in the $150,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at the New Jersey racetrack July 27.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable will face males in the July 27 William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), trainer Steve Asmussen told Monmouth Park officials July 14.
Rontos Racing Stable's Social Inclusion breezed a half-mile out of the Gulfstream Park starting gate in :47 2/5 the morning of July 10 in preparation for a planned start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
Donegal Racing's Irish You Well took the lead at the top of the stretch to capture the $105,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park July 5, punching his ticket to the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in three weeks.
Grade I winner Lochte seeks a return to winning ways July 6 in the $500,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park, one of 10 entered for the 1 3/8-mile turf contest at the New Jersey track.
Classic-placed Itsmyluckyday will try for a third straight stakes victory in his 4-year-old season when he starts in the $150,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) July 6 at Monmouth Park.
Despite a United States Supreme Court decision not to hear the state of New Jersey's appeal of a ban on sports betting, Monmouth Park officials said June 27 they intend to take bets on sports in September.
Cornerstone Thoroughbreds' Medea powered her way to victory June 21 in the $103,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park, and that was exactly how she liked it.
The United States Trotting Association said June 16 it will fund a project designed to develop regulatory controls for the use of cobalt in racehorses.
Brereton Jones' homebred Albano swiftly moved to challenge the front-runners around the turn and romped away to an open-lengths victory Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 15 at Monmouth Park.
Ring Weekend, coming off a fifth in the Preakness, and Uncle Sigh, 14th in the Kentucky Derby, head a field of seven sophomores slated for the Pegasus Stakes June 15 at Monmouth Park that also marks the return of Albano.
Like its parent company Betfair, TVG enjoyed a strong 12 months for the fiscal year ended April 30, according to financials released June 11. TVG saw handle increase 33% to $74.76 million.
Cross Sabres Farm's son of Medaglia d'Oro has not been out of the money so far this year in five starts.
Itsmyluckyday continued his progress on the comeback trail May 24, clearing Code West by a comfortable 1 1/4 lengths in the $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Itsmyluckyday, the runner-up in the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) who was sidelined with a pelvic injury for the later part of that season, has made the move back to Monmouth Park for the May 24 Majestic Light Stakes.
Monmouth Park will begin its 2014 meet May 10 with a new race and sports bar and additions to its picnic and paddock areas.
Atlantic City Race Course registered an 11.69% increase in average daily pari-mutuel handle during its rain-shortened meet from April 24-29.
Atlantic City Race Course begins its short all-turf racing season April 24 with the customary full fields in six races.
Racing jurisdictions concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions are finding progress to be a subjective term: Much has been accomplished, but much remains to be done.
An agenda for the Jan. 15 New Jersey Racing Commission meeting lists the following item for discussion and information: a shutdown of four Atlantic City casino race books.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey will conduct its annual Stallion Season Auction beginning at noon Jan. 17 and ending at noon on Jan. 20.
A New Jersey Senate committee Dec. 9 approved legislation that would authorize historical race wagering, also known as Instant Racing, at the state's racetracks, off-track wagering parlors, and casino race books.
The first week of Internet gambling in New Jersey went well, according to the state's top casino regulator, who says he finally stopped worrying about it.
Though New Jersey Thoroughbred racing has a long way to go from a financial perspective, some racetrack operators and horsemen's representatives appear bullish on the future.
- By Tom LaMarra
Given some nasty weather, the opening of New Meadowlands could be considered a successÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬"and New Jersey horse racing needed it. read blog
Three New Jersey racetracks will receive the largest share of almost $1 million accrued in the Casino Simulcasting Special Fund in 2012.
With the new, $88-million Meadowlands Racetrack scheduled to open for live Standardbred racing Nov. 23, Jeff Gural understandably has a case of the jitters.
Thoroughbred racing dates in New Jersey in 2014 will resemble those awarded for this year, with one shift in the schedule: Monmouth will race 57 days and shift four to New Meadowlands to make for a 14-night all-turf meet.
Jockeys' Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks told a finance subcommittee of West Virginia's Interim Joint Committee on Finance that he's concerned about the lack of benefits for jockeys who ride at the state's two tracks.
Jockey Antonio "Tony" Vega, leading rider at Monmouth Park in 1983, passed away Nov. 11 following a brief illness. He was 52.
The Meadowlands Racetrack will kick off the first of 10 all-turf Thoroughbred cards Friday, Oct. 11.
Samuel M. Cannella, of Pine Brook, N.J., who served on the New Jersey Racing Commission, died Oct. 1, at age 78.
NTRA president Alex Waldrop sees little chance of federal legislation to allow expanded Internet wagering any time soon but he does believe that states will continue to take the lead on the issue.
Monmouth Park concluded its 61-day racing season Oct. 6 with across-the-board gains in attendance, on-track wagering, and simulcast handle.
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling Sept. 17 by upholding a ruling that the state's betting law conflicts with federal law and shouldn't be implemented.
With more stability in racing dates in the Mid-Atlantic region, the chairman of the THA plans to hold a fact-finding meeting to see if there is interest in bringing back the MATCH series.
All-turf Thoroughbred racing will return to Meadowlands this fall when the New Jersey track hosts the first of 10 days of racing action beginning Oct. 11.
Waterford Stable's even money favorite Summer Front brought home a third grade III victory with his win in the 35th edition $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park Aug. 25.
Miami Mile (gr. IIIT) winner Summer Front takes on Howe Great and Hudson Steele, the 2-3 finishers in the Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT), in the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 25 at Monmouth Park.
- By Eric Mitchell
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Highly respected bloodstock agent Baden P. "Buzz" Chace, 72, died Aug. 18 after a short battle with brain cancer. He had been diagnosed with cancer a month ago.
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