Keyword: Meadowlands

  • Jockeys Accept 'Challenge' to Assist Katrina Victims

    Top jockeys from across the country, including several born in Louisiana, will participate in the Katrina Invitational Jockey Challenge at Meadowlands the evening of Nov. 10. They're donating all fees earned to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America to benefit Louisiana horsemen affected by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Jockeys Will Ride To Benefit Katrina Hurricane Victims

    Ten jockeys, including 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning jockey Mike Smith, are set to ride to benefit Louisiana horsemen in the Katrina Invitational Jockey Challenge Nov. 10 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

  • Meadowlands Cancels Due to Heavy Rains

    The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., canceled live racing due to inclement weather after the running of the first race on Saturday night.

  • Alumni Hall One to Watch in Meadowlands Breeders' Cup

    Alumni Hall figures to be ready for one of the toughest challenges of his racing career Friday night, when he takes on eight rivals under 121 pounds of high weight in the $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. I).

  • New Jersey Tracks to Begin Offering Two New Exotic Wagers

    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.

  • Preemptive Strike clears the final hurdle en route to victory in the Somerset Medical Center Steeplechase at the Meadowlands.

    Preemptive Strike Wins Meadowlands 'Chase

    Polaris Stable's Preemptive Strike broke on top and was never headed, winning the $75,000 Somerset Medical Center Steeplechase (NSA-II), a race for cancer awareness, at the Meadowlands on Saturday night by five lengths.

  • Network Can Click Again in Pegasus Stakes

    Network, a $62,500 claim earlier this year, can pay further dividends Friday for trainer Eddie Broome in the $250,000 Pegasus (gr. III) on opening night at the Meadowlands.

  • Meadowlands Takes Steps to Improve Track

    The Meadowlands main track will have a new surface when it opens its seven-week Thoroughbred meet Sept. 30. Jockeys at the New Jersey track last year contended that pebbles found in track samples created unsafe conditions and nearly boycotted the season opener.

  • Meadowlands Meet Features Four Graded Stakes

    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).

  • New Jersey Racing Weekend Sets a Few Records

    The Aug. 6-7 weekend of racing in New Jersey generated on-track attendance of more than 75,000 and a handle record of more than $21 million, according to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

  • Garland to Retire as NJSEA Executive

    Bruce Garland, the senior executive vice president of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority who began his career in racing with the New Jersey Racing Commission, will retire at the end of this year.

  • Efforts to Lease New Jersey Racetracks Suspended

    The proposed lease of Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, the two racetracks operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, is off for now. The state has been considering the lease agreement since late 2003.

  • Cliff Hanger Boasts Contentious Field of 11 Turf Rivals

    Friday night's $200,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. IIIT) is certain to come up a tough event, especially with a full field of turf runners set to go 1 1/16 miles at Meadowlands, including several that have been knocking heads in stakes all year

  • Here and There...

    Racing and breeding news and information: Hoosier Park increases purses... Lopez sidelined for rest of the year.

  • "Jersey Joe" Bravo

    Steady 'Jersey Joe' Keeps Reaching Higher

    "Jersey Joe" Bravo is quite at home at Monmouth Park, but he's always looking to land top mounts like Lion Heart, who he rode to two victories, including a grade I stakes, before the colt was retired due to injury.

  • Steady 'Jersey Joe' Keeps Reaching Higher

    "Jersey Joe" Bravo is quite at home at Monmouth Park, but he's always looking to land top mounts like Lion Heart, who he rode to two victories, including a grade I stakes, before the colt was retired due to injury.

  • Trainer John Servis, said Smarty Jones is on track for Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Servis Says Smarty Jones Still on Track for Breeders' Cup

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones, who was declared Monday from the Sept. 6 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) with a bruise in his left front foot, is still on track for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), trainer John Servis said Tuesday.

  • Bill to Authorize Lease of Jersey Tracks Progresses

    The New Jersey Senate Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee on June 7 approved a bill that would permit the state to lease Monmouth Park and Meadowlands, two racetracks operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

  • Jersey-Bred Program Gets Boost From Subsidy

    The New Jersey breeding program will benefit from a four-year agreement reached between New Jersey's Thoroughbred and Standardbred horsemen, as well as its casino industry, officials announced May 25 at a press luncheon at Monmouth Park to celebrate the May 29 opening of the 2004 racing season.

  • More 'Smarty' Mania: Cross-Breed Bet at Meadowlands

    Meadowlands, where Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have raced on the same program, will link the two breeds together June 5 when it offers a special daily double on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and the first race of its evening harness card.

  • Proposed Lease of Monmouth Park Topic of Meeting

    The second of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's Monmouth Park Stakeholders Committee meetings is scheduled for Feb. 11, and the topic is scheduled to be the lease of the racetrack. The NJSEA has said it's exploring the possibility of leasing Monmouth and Meadowlands.

  • Winter Storm Leads to Cancellations

    Horse racing was called off Tuesday at two tracks in the New York area because of the threat of a snowstorm. The Thoroughbred card at Aqueduct on Wednesday also was scrapped; there was no racing at Aqueduct on Tuesday.

  • NJSEA Seeking Lease Offers for Meadowlands, Monmouth

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Wednesday voted to authorize the issue of an offering statement that seeks proposals for a long-term lease of the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park. The investment-banking firm of Lehman Brothers will serve as the advisor to the NJSEA in the development of the statement.

  • Paddock at Monmouth Park, which would be sold if recommendation is followed.

    NJSEA Advised to Sell Meadowlands, Monmouth

    A recommendation to sell control of Monmouth Park and Meadowlands was made to an executive committee of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, giving the latest indication the NJSEA is seriously contemplating selling the two racetracks to a private investor.

  • Volponi, winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Volponi Heads to Meadowlands for Second Try at the Cup

    The favorite hasn't won the Meadowlands Cup since Marquetry in 1993, but trainer P.G. Johnson is hoping to break that trend when he brings Volponi from New York to New Jersey for Friday's grade II test at Meadowlands. The 5-year-old finished second in last year's running of the race.

  • Monmouth Winds Down, Oak Tree Heats Up

    The live racing season ends Sunday at Monmouth Park near Oceanport, N.J., and at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, but as those parks prepare to lay low for the winter, Hawthorne, Oak Tree, and Turf Paradise are gearing up for openings this weekend.

  • Funny Cide and Volponi Lead Meadowlands Cup Nominees

    Dual Classic winner Funny Cide along with Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi top a list of 29 nominations for this year's 26th running of the Oct. 3 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II).

  • Phil Johnson hoping Volponi can follow same path to another BC Classic trophy.

    Volponi: Back to the Future

    Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson has decided to follow the same route in October that Volponi traveled to an upset victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) last year.