Keyword: Freehold Raceway

  • Little Change in 2016 NJ Dates Requests

    Monmouth Park and Meadowlands have applied for a combined 71 racing programs in 2016 according to a request submitted to the New Jersey Racing Commission. It's the same number the two tracks requested for this year.

  • NJ Tracks Get 77 Thoroughbred Dates for 2013

    There will be 77 Thoroughbred racing dates for 2013 under a schedule approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission Nov. 14. The dates were approved pending a review of the minutes of the meeting by Gov. Chris Christie.

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    N.J. Gov. Vetoes Racing Subsidies

    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.

  • Monmouth Dates Still Unsettled After Meeting

    Uncertainty concerning live racing dates and average daily purse levels continue to swirl around the upcoming Monmouth Park season following the March 18 agenda meeting of New Jersey Racing Commission.

  • Lengthy Purse Dispute Resolved in New Jersey

    A battle over purse supplements for a New Jersey harness track that dates back to 2008 was resolved with the Feb. 6 announcement that purses at Freehold Raceway will increase by almost $5 million over the next year.

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    New Jersey Tracks Granted Racing Dates

    The New Jersey Racing Commission granted 2009 racing dates Nov. 19 for Atlantic City Race Course and Freehold Raceway, two tracks that have been involved in conflicts tied to casino-paid purse supplements.

  • NJ Lawmakers Call for Racing Study Group

    Two New Jersey lawmakers have taken a bipartisan approach in urging the governor to quickly form a committee to examine the state and future of the horse racing and breeding industry.

  • Racing, Gaming Clash in NJ Purse Dispute

    An ugly dispute over purse supplements for a New Jersey harness track could have long-term ramifications as officials devise a plan for the future of horse racing in the Garden State, and it also sheds light on the complications that can arise when racing and gaming are linked.

  • Jersey Governor OKs Purse Supplements

    New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed legislation April 11 that allows a $90-million purse supplement for New Jersey racetracks to move forward. Now, the racing industry must decide how the money will be divvied up for purses at perhaps four racetracks.

  • Jersey Racing Hits a Critical Point

    Delays in a purse supplement or other forms of financial relief from the state have led New Jersey's harness racing industry to brace for serious purse reductions.

  • New Jersey Racing Schedule in Turmoil Again

    A deal thought to have been struck between horsemen and racetrack management for 2002-2003 racing dates in the Garden State fell apart Dec. 20 during a sometimes-contentious New Jersey Racing Commission meeting. One racing official said the "climate of pettiness" is threatening live racing in the state.

  • Zippy Chippy's Next Battle to be Against Pacer

    Zippy Chippy, the maiden who recently lost his 89th race at Penn National Race Course, will go up against a Standardbred pacer on March 17 at Freehold Raceway, a New Jersey harness track. Last year, Zippy Chippy lost a match race with a minor-league baseball player.