As exchange wagering edges closer to its American debut, regulators will have to deal with many makeovers of existing laws. According to a panel appearing before legislators June 18, it will change everything.
Monmouth Park Racetrack canceled live racing following the running of the fifth race July 27 due to inclement weather that included heavy rains and lightning.
A total of 33 horses have been invited to the 41st running of Monmouth Park's $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I), with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Big Brown expected to head the field in the 1 1/8-mile event Aug. 3.
The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority Board of Commissioners has named Lennon Register, a current Pennwood Racing executive, as senior vice president of racing, replacing Dennis Dowd, who was named to the position of senior vice president of legal and governmental affairs.
Headlined by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 3, Monmouth Park will offer $3.85 million in graded stakes for the 2008 racing season, which runs from May 9 through Sept. 28.
Some patrons of the Breeders' Cup World Championships didn't have a good time, and they aren't blaming it on the weather.
Just as severe weather played havoc with many facets of the 2007 Breeders' Cup, the blustery, sloppy conditions hit the bottom line of handle figures at Monmouth Park during the first-ever two-day World Championships.
A new all-sources handle of $30,370,671 was established for Monmouth Park during the Oct. 26 running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, the track has reported.
The economic impact of Monmouth Park hosting the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships is estimated to be $57.6 million, according to a study released by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
John Petrini's homebred Joey P. rolled to a track-record victory in the $60,000 Decathlon Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday as 13,066 fans gave a rousing welcome back to Thoroughbred racing at the Jersey Shore.
Headed by the $1-million Haskell Invitational presented by Vonage (gr. I) Aug. 5, Monmouth Park will offer $4.4 million in stakes for the 2007 meet that includes the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will have a new look at first-time host Monmouth Park this year--an expanded two-day event that will inaugurate three $1-million stakes designed to accommodate owners and breeders.
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 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.
Monmouth Park closed out its 2006 racing season Sept. 24 with declines in handle and attendance while paying the highest purses in track history.
Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands will be open for live and simulcast racing through the last live Thoroughbred race at Monmouth on July 4.
After eight months of work, officials announced Friday that the new Monmouth Park turf will be ready to go in time for its scheduled debut on June 24.
- By Tom LaMarra
Almost $41.5 million in handle has passed through New Jersey Account Wagering, a joint venture of the New Jersey Sports Authority and Pennwood Racing, since its launch Oct. 28, 2004.
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.
Monmouth Park closed out its 2005 season Sunday reporting a decline in wagering from last year while attendance remained stable.
The Meadowlands Racetrack released its 2005 stakes schedule which features 30 racing days and $2.6 million in stakes purses, highlighted by the $500,000 grade II Meadowlands Cup Oct. 7.
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).
With a possible case of strangles in New York, all shippers from Aqueduct and Belmont to Monmouth Park will be isolated in a separate receiving area upon arrival.
As a result of a confirmed case of the equine respiratory disease strangles at Delaware Park, horses currently stabled at the Delaware racetrack will not be permitted to ship to Monmouth Park. In addition, and any horse that ships to Delaware from Monmouth will not be permitted to return.
New Jersey racing officials expect account-wagering handle to top $35 million this year in its first full year of operation.
- By Tom LaMarra
The account-wagering era in New Jersey began Oct. 28, only two days before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Though the system was up and running in the nick of time, it has been years in the making.
- By Tom LaMarra
The New Jersey Racing Commission expects to consider a "participation agreement" for distribution of revenue from account and off-track wagering at an Aug. 18 meeting at which the stakeholders are expected to apply for a license to begin account betting.
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