Keyword: Gov. Chris Christie

  • NJ Casino Simulcast Bill Signed Into Law

    Legislation designed to encourage Atlantic City casinos to offer full-card simulcasts -- or at least protect them at the one casino that still offers wagering on horse races -- was signed into law April 27.

  • NJ Sports Betting Put on Hold by Court Order

    A temporary restraining order requested by professional sports leagues has put New Jersey's plans to allow sports betting on hold. The state had planned to begin taking wagers Oct. 26.

  • NJ Bid for Sports Betting Dealt Setback

    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.

  • Mayor: Borough Wants to Help Monmouth Park

    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.

  • Report: Monmouth Park Lease in Jeopardy

    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.

  • Gov. Chris Christie

    NJ Breeders Challenge Purse Fund Veto, Splits

    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.

  • Monmouth Park

    Privatization of NJ Racetracks Progresses

    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.

  • NJ Purse Money Split, But Governor Must OK

    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.

  • Meadowlands Appears on Verge of Shutting Down

    Barring a reversal by mutuel clerks that refused to vote on a proposal for wage concessions, it appears Meadowlands in New Jersey will not reopen for harness racing in May and the track's simulcast operation will shut down.

  • Monmouth Dates Request on Regulators' Agenda

    The muddled picture of New Jersey racing may become somewhat clearer March 18 when the New Jersey Racing Commission considers a request from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to amend its request for dates.

  • Monmouth Park Meet Called 'Controlled Chaos'

    New Jersey's racing schedule currently consists of six dates at Atlantic City Race Course, but the president of the state's horsemen's group called any discussion of Monmouth Park not running a meet this year premature.

  • Monmouth Park

    Jersey Handle Up $123M With 50% Fewer Dates

    The consolidation of Thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park this year led to a $123 million increase in total handle despite 50% fewer racing dates, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials said Nov. 21.

  • Monmouth Park

    NJ Officials Slam Report, Threaten Litigation

    Organizations representing owners and breeders in New Jersey blasted the latest recommendations from a commission created by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, saying the plans would destroy racing and breeding in the state.

  • NJ Lawmakers Question Commission Report

    New Jersey lawmakers questioned the research behind a report on gaming and racing in the state Sept. 29 and suggested it left too many unanswered questions, particularly in regard to options for the horse racing industry.

  • Amid Uncertainty, Meadowlands Makes Statement

    Meadowlands, which went from cash cow to undesirable according to a recent report, got a boost Aug. 7 when its Hambletonian Day program produced the third-highest total handle in harness racing history.

  • Jersey Horsemen: 'We Are Not Going Quietly'

    About 150 members of the harness racing community met at Meadowlands July 29 to discuss their options in the wake of a recent report that suggests racing at the New Jersey track is no longer viable under state ownership.

  • New Jersey Breeders Question Budget 'Veto'

    The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey is reworking its 2010 budget, but in a Feb. 19 letter to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the organization took issue with the governor's veto of the budget.

  • NJ Governor Vetoes Budgets of Racing Groups

    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto power to scrap budgets for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey and Standardbred Breeders and Owners Aassociation of New Jersey.

  • NJ Report: More Questions Than Answers

    A transition committee has submitted a report that recommends statewide consolidation of the New Jersey horse racing industry, shorter Thoroughbred meets at Monmouth Park, and the opening of more off-track betting parlors.

  • Dennis Drazin

    Drazin Appointed to NJ Racing Commission

    Dennis Drazin, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder who has served as president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, has been confirmed as a member of the New Jersey Racing Commission.