Monmouth Park, which is conducting an experimental race meet with average daily purses of about $1 million, would be sold under a recommendation from an advisory committee appointed by New Jersey's governor.
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Boosted by a 25% increase in average daily wagering, Meadowlands Racetrack concluded its shortest Thoroughbred meet in history with record purse distribution.
After an eight-hour meeting in the Trenton offices of the N. J. Racing Commission Wednesday, no real progress was made towards the resolution of several issues that have divided horsemen and track operators concerning future legislation that could bring off-track and account wagering to New Jersey.
Robert J. Kulina, vice president of Thoroughbred racing for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said a recent report that the NJSEA was intending to close the Monmouth Park stable area Sept. 22--a week earlier than planned--was false.
New Jersey horsemen are unhappy that Garden State Park will not seek live racing dates in 2001.
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