Led by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 29, Monmouth Park will offer a stakes schedule worth $6 million including 17 graded events for the 2012 racing season.
Stakes-placed March to Victory and multiple winner Il Postino will enter stud this year at Denise Williams' Birch Creek Farm near Cream Ridge, N.J.
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Monmouth Park, expected to be under lease to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, proposes to begin its live meet May 12 and offer 75 days of racing, 10 of them all-turf programs at Meadowlands.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said March 1 it has reached an agreement with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association for the lease of Monmouth Park in time for the track's 2012 racing season.
The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority have reached a preliminary deal on the lease of Monmouth Park, according to a state newspaper.
The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has submitted a plan to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to lease Monmouth Park beginning this year.
Birch Creek Farm near Cream Ridge, N.J., will hold an open house Sunday, Feb. 12.
A bill authorizing small offtrack betting operations in bars and restaurants, and another measure giving Atlantic City Race Course a larger chunk of revenue from casino race books, passed New Jersey legislative committees.
Though the specifics of the Monmouth Park racing schedule for 2012 are undecided, Atlantic City Race Course will offer the customary six days of all turf racing this spring.
Legislation expanding offtrack betting to a limited number of bars and restaurants will be discussed by New Jersey legislative committees Jan. 5.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Dec. 20 officially announced separate deals for the continuation of live racing at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands in 2012.
Horsemen and state officials in New Jersey have reportedly reached agreement on dates and purses for the 2012 Monmouth Park meet, ending the question of whether the track would be open next year and under what circumstances.
The major of Oceanport, N.J., where Monmouth Park is located, told Gov. Chris Christie the borough could serve as a vehicle to keep the facility operating until the state signs a deal with a lessee.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Dec. 12 the state's horsemen are responsible for a last-minute breakdown in plans for developer Morris Bailey to assume operation of Monmouth Park.
A deal brokered earlier this year that would have privatized the horse racing industry in New Jersey has hit a stumbling block just as all parties were set to sign off on it.
Less than two days past the deadline to finalize a lease agreement for Monmouth Park, negotiations have ended because of a dispute between horsemen and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
A test model of the first exchange wagering system proposed for the United States will be demonstrated at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson beginning Dec. 6.
Business at Monmouth Park this year expectedly dropped after what appears to be a one-time "Elite Meet" last year, but average daily figures were still much higher than those recorded for the comparable 2009 meet.
Monmouth Park will be open for an additional six days of live racing from Nov. 11-20 under the "Meadowlands at Monmouth" meet banner.
In a largely symbolic vote, New Jersey residents Nov. 8 overwhelmingly approved sports betting at casinos and racetracks.
A recent poll showed 52% of New Jersey voters in favor of allowing sports betting at racetracks and Atlantic City casinos. A referendum on whether sports betting should be legalized will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Prospective Monmouth Park lessee Morris Bailey and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority continue negotiating a deal that apparently has hit a snag.
Legislation to authorize Internet gambling at Atlantic City casinos-- and produce a dedicated amount for purses at racetracks--has been introduced in the New Jersey Senate.
Quiet Giant, off a strong victory at Monmouth Park a month ago, looms a tough customer in the Sept. 3 Hill 'n' Dale Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II), but the race lured a solid field of nine.
Monmouth Park dodged serious damage during the worst of Hurricane Irene, which hit New Jersey and caused evacuations, road closures, and flooding.
Several racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region already have canceled racing and full-card simulcasts for Aug. 27-28 as Hurricane Irene heads up the East Coast from Florida and the Carolinas.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey has filed an appeal in connection with Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a decision by the New Jersey Racing Commission to award $15 million in purse supplements.
Efforts are under way to revive the Mid-Atlantic Championships Series, known as MATCH, perhaps in 2012, the program's founder said.
Legislation authorizing the privatization of Monmouth Park and Meadowlands as well as a period of joint operation with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.
Alex's Pal, the sire of recent Monmouth Beach Stakes winner C C's Pal, has been relocated to Denise Williams' Birch Creek Farm in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, for the 2012 season.
Nine-year-old New Jersey-bred Who's the Cowboy, a seven-time stakes winner, passed the $1 million mark in earnings when he won an allowance optional claiming event at Monmouth Park July 25.
Atlantic City Race Course, which held its six-day Turf Festival of live racing earlier this year but is open year-round for full-card simulcasts, will pass another milestone July 22 when it celebrates its 65th anniversary.
Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will sponsor this year's running of the $1 million Resorts Haskell Invitational scheduled for July 31, officials said.
Monmouth Park officials said July 14 they're expecting a field of at least eight for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) set for July 31 at the New Jersey racetrack.
Popular New Jersey stallion Unbridled Jet died July 7 when he was struck by lightning at Kurt Sleeter's Sleeter Farm near Clementon, N.J.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a move by the state Racing Commission to provide $15 million in state subsidies for Thoroughbred and harness racing purses.
The New Jersey Racing Commission, in what could end up being nothing more than a symbolic gesture, has divvied up $15 million in casino money that would be used for purses in 2012 should Gov. Chris Christie approve.
Prospective Monmouth Park lessee Morris Bailey has reached an agreement with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, moving the process closer to fruition, the Newark Star Ledger reported June 22.
A Senate committee in New Jersey moved legislation June 20 that would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to jointly operate Monmouth Park and Meadowlands pending licensing of lessees.
A Senate committee in New Jersey is scheduled to address legislation June 20 that would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to jointly operate Monmouth Park and Meadowlands pending licensing of lessees.
Negotiations regarding the lease of two New Jersey racetracks by private operators continued June 1, the date state officials had set to wrap up the transfers.
Atlantic City Race Course would receive close to $1 million for capital improvements in 2012 under a proposal released May 19 by state lawmakers from a legislative gaming committee.
Monmouth Park announced that the current meet that began May 14 will run for 71 days, concluding Sun., Nov. 6.
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials said they were pleased with the numbers for opening weekend -- when compared with 2009 statistics and not those recorded last year for the "$50 million elite meet."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed off on lease agreements for Monmouth Park and Meadowlands effective June 1, but pressing issues remain.
Meadowlands in New Jersey will remain open through May as negotiations continue on a long-term lease of the facility.
Jeff Gural, who is in negotiations to lease Meadowlands from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said he met with pari-mutuel tellers April 20 but six of seven members of the negotiating committee boycotted.
A group of mutuel tellers has agreed to meet April 20 with the would-be lessee of Meadowlands, offering some hope the New Jersey racetrack will remain open for live racing and full-card simulcasts.
A racetrack whose obituary was written more than 10 years ago finds itself in the odd situation of being the most stable track in New Jersey -- for now at least -- as it prepares to open its 65th season April 28.
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