Keyword: Meadowlands

  • 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.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    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.

  • 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.

  • Monmouth Park starting gate

    NJ Senate Committee OKs Racing Legislation

    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.

  • NJ Panel to Address Racetrack Lease Bill

    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.

  • Horse break from the gate in the first race on opening day at Monmouth Park, May 14, 2011.

    Monmouth on Verge of Five-Year Deal

    Published reports and unofficial word from track management say that a five-year lease deal for a 71-day live meet with an average daily purse level of $400,000 has been struck.

  • Gural: Negotiators Boycott Big M Meeting

    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.

  • Atlantic City Race Course

    ACRC: Track Left for Dead Offers Stability

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • NJ Plan Said To Bolster Monmouth

    Monmouth Park's purse structure would triple but Thoroughbred racing would cease at Meadowlands under a plan reported by the Newark Star-Ledger.

  • 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.

  • Anak Nakal heads a solid field of nine in the Meadowlands Cup.

    Strong Field Assembled For Meadowlands Cup

    A solid field of nine was entered for the $300,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II) Oct. 16. They have banked nearly $5 million and have eight graded victories amongst them.

  • Brave Tin Soldier Fires in Cliff Hanger

    Brave Tin Soldier marched from last place to win the Oct. 3 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Meadowlands. Under Carlos Marquez Jr., the 5-year-old son of Storm Cat topped Pleasant Strike by a nose on the wire, covering the 1 1/16 miles of "yielding" turf in 1:45.52.

  • Health Plan for New Jersey Jockeys Launched

    A trust fund established for the health, welfare, and benefit of New Jersey jockeys has taken effect and will provide insurance coverage for healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for riders that meet the criteria set forth under the terms of the trust.

  • Jersey Governor Forms Racing Study Panel

    New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed an executive order March 5 creating a commission to study the state's horse racing industry and develop solutions for its long-term viability. The casino industry, which for years has subsidized horse racing in the state, will be involved in preparing the blueprint.

  • Modigliani Colt Leads Way at Goffs

    There was a clearance rate of just 25% on the opening day of Goffs' November foal sale at Kill, Ireland when 48 of the 193 lots offered were listed as sold. The gross for Nov. 17 was 300,800 euros, and the average price was 6,267 euros.

  • Apprentice Jock Falls at Meadowlands

    Apprentice jockey Maylan Studart was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for x-rays following an accident in the second race at the Meadowlands Nov. 5.