Keyword: Meadowlands

  • Meadowlands Wagering, Purses Soar

    Boosted by a 25% increase in average daily wagering, Meadowlands Racetrack concluded its shortest Thoroughbred meet in history with record purse distribution.

  • Hartmann Has Trio for Divisions of N.J. Futurity

    Trainer Mary Hartmann will have a busy night with her New Jersey-breds at Meadowlands on Friday as she has three entered in both divisions of this year's New Jersey Futurity.

  • Mystic Lady Looks to Sting Honey Bee Field

    Five-time graded stakes winner Mystic Lady leads a field of six postward in the 1 1/16 mile, $200,000 Honey Bee Handicap at The Meadowlands Friday night. The Thunder Gulch filly annexed the Cotillion (gr. II) in her last start and the Jersey Derby (gr. III) earlier this year at Monmouth. Mystic Lady will carry Eibar Coa and 122 pounds for conditioner Mark Hennig.

  • Volponi Upsets Burning Roma in Pegasus

    Volponi sat patiently behind the dueling leaders and kicked home in the stretch to take the $250,000 Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) on Friday night at the Meadowlands.

  • Meadowlands Purse Hikes Include Five Stakes Friday

    Purses for all stakes at Meadowlands between now and the end of the meet on Nov. 10 will be hiked so that any such event with a purse less than $100,000 will now be funded to that level.

  • New Jersey Ups Date Requests for 2002

    Racing fans in New Jersey could have more to cheer about in 2002, that is if Meadowlands and Monmouth Park are granted the 141 Thoroughbred dates requested for next year.

  • Meadowlands, Monmouth Rejoin NTRA

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and its two racetracks--Meadowlands and Monmouth Park--are rejoining the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, effective Jan. 1, 2002, it was announced by both organizations on Friday.

  • Meadowlands Closes for the Weekend

    The Meadowlands' Saturday night Thoroughbred card has been cancelled and simulcasting will not be offered at the East Rutherford, N.J. facility on Saturday and Sunday. The Meadowlands has been dark since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11.

  • Relief Efforts Begin; Keeneland Fund at $132,000

    The relief fund announced by Keeneland Wednesday morning just before the second session of its September yearling sale began had almost $132,000 in it by late afternoon Thursday, association officials said. The fund was established by Keeneland, and its consignors and buyers. Meanwhile, other racing facilities are joining in the relief effort.

  • Racing Industry Almost Back to Normal

    With a few exceptions, horse racing throughout the United States went on as scheduled Thursday after a virtual two-day shutdown brought on by the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

  • Meadowlands Complex Used for Staging Area for Rescue Efforts

    On Tuesday, the Meadowlands Sports Complex, site of the Meadowlands Racetrack, Giants Stadium and Continental Airlines Arena, was converted into a staging area for rescue efforts for victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack in nearby Manhattan.

  • Bothe 'Zooming By' Lexington This Spring

    John Bothe, the former Meadowlands track announcer who made national headlines when he filed a discrimination suit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority in 1999, has been hired by The Red Mile in Lexington to call the second portion of the harness track's spring meet.

  • Meadowlands: No Disruption in Racing Despite Report

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said Friday there is no plan to suspend racing at The Meadowlands and relocate to Monmouth Park should a NASCAR track be built at the East Rutherford facility. The NJSEA issued the statement in response to an article that appeared in the Star-Ledger newspaper April 6.

  • Jersey Purse Supplements Await Signature

    A bill that would pump $11.7 million into the New Jersey Thoroughbred racing industry passed the state Assembly Thursday by a vote of 70-3 and has gone to ccting Gov. Donald DiFrancesco's desk to be signed into law. The money would be used for purses at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands this year.

  • Storm Disrupts East Coast Racing

    A late-winter storm that was expected to dump a large amount of snow along the East Coast led to cancellation of Monday racing at tracks in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Philadelphia Park announced that racing was cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, and racing was also cancelled at Suffolk Downs in Boston, where forecasters were predicting snowfall ranging from 18-24 inches.

  • Jersey Legislation Said to be in Pipeline

    Racetracks and Thoroughbred horsemen in New Jersey have been battling for more than a year over details in legislation that would authorize account and off-track wagering in New Jersey. Apparently, there has been a meeting of the minds, and if so, a bill could be passed by this spring. Protection of live racing dates is among the major issues.

  • Garden State Park
Barabara D. Livingstone

    No Definite Timetable for Garden State's Demise

    The sale of Garden State Park to a development company is viewed as the death knell for live racing at the southern New Jersey track, but officials weren't able to say when the last live race will be run. Pennwood Racing, which leases Garden State, is said to have applied for a Thoroughbred meet; the application must be in to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Friday. A previous request from Pennwood to race six days at Garden State in 2001 was rejected by the commission.

  • Meadowlands Numbers Decline; Improvements Planned

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates Monmouth Park and Meadowlands, is planning several improvements at both racetracks and will sell $15 million in bonds to pay for them. Meanwhile, Meadowlands reported both handle and attendance fell during the Thoroughbred meet that ended Saturday.

  • Kiss A Native, with Mickey Walls aboard, runs to victory in the $250,000 Pegasus Handicap on Friday night at the Meadowlands.

    Kiss A Native Romps in Pegasus

    Kiss A Native won the $250,000 Pegasus Handicap on Friday night, beating Cool N Collective by five lengths in the race for 3-year-olds at the Meadowlands. Pine Dance finished third.

  • Vision and Verse Favored in Contentious Meadowlands Cup

    Vision and Verse was installed Thursday as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Cup Handicap (gr. II). 10 horses are entered for the 1 1/8-mile Meadowlands feature, including Leave It to Beezer, the starting highweight at 117 pounds.

  • Valhol Preps for Meadowlands Cup with Bullet Work

    James Jackson's Valhol put in a bullet work at Colonial Downs Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II). The 4-year-old gelded son of Diazo will be making his second start since bone chip surgery following his third-place finish in the 1999 Ohio Derby (gr. II).

  • Garrett Gomez celebrates his Pacific Classic win aboard Skimming. Tiznow came home second.

    Skimming Assigned Highweight for Meadowlands Cup

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Skimming was assigned highweight of 122 pounds for the $400,000 Meadowlands Cup Handicap (gr. II), a pound more than Golden Missile and three more than Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Each of the three top weighted horses, however, are under consideration for other races.

  • Critical Eye Romps in Honey Bee

    Critical Eye pulled away to a 6 1/2-length victory over Eventail in the $200,000 Honey Bee Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at the Meadowlands.

  • North East Bound Wins Cliff Hanger

    Julian Demarco and Richard Disano's North East Bound pressed the early pace set by Johnny Dollar and pulled away through the stretch to win the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths Friday night at Meadowlands.

  • Garbu, Swamp Highlight Cliff Hanger Handicap

    Eleven older horses are entered to run under the lights in the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. IIIT), Meadowlands' feature race Friday night. Among the entrants for the 1 1/16-mile turf race are 1999 Fort Lauderdale Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Garbu, 1999 Jersey Derby (gr. IIT) winner Swamp, defending champion Virginia Carnival, and this year's New Hampshire Sweepstakes Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Inexplicable.

  • No Plans to Close Monmouth Stable Area Early

    Robert J. Kulina, vice president of Thoroughbred racing for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said a recent report that the NJSEA was intending to close the Monmouth Park stable area Sept. 22--a week earlier than planned--was false.

  • Follow the Money (#3), with Chris McCarron, holds off Melody Queen, with Joe Bravo, to win the $150,000 Violet Handicap at the Meadowlands Friday.

    Follow the Money Wins Violet Handicap

    Follow the Money tracked early pacesetter Dominique's Joy and then dueled through the stretch with Melody Queen to win the $150,000 Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck Friday night at Meadowlands.

  • Panel To Review Jersey Harness Racing

    New Jersey, home to Meadowlands, arguably has the best Standardbred racing and breeding program in the country, but that hasn’t stopped the chairman of the state racing commission from creating a task force that will review drug-testing, licensing, and integrity issues.