Keyword: New Jersey

  • Monmouth Stakes Purses Boosted for 2009

    With the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2, leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer $4.7 million in stakes purses this year. Bolstered by an agreement signed with horsemen in 2008, Monmouth Park will see a $500,000 increase in stakes purses, or roughly 12%.

  • NATC Futurites Set for Sept. 26

    The 2009 NATC Colt and Filly Futurities will be run at Monmouth Park, the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors announced Feb. 6. It will be the fifth time in eight years that the races will be held at the New Jersey track.

  • Atlantic City Racecourse will run six days in 2009.

    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.

  • Good Night Shirt is the one to beat in the Grand National.

    Good Night Shirt Tops Grand National

    Eclipse Award winner Good Night Shirt is the clear favorite for the Oct. 18 Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I)at Far Hills, N.J.

  • Kiss the Kid holds off Wheels Up At Noon to take the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Kiss the Kid Ekes Out Cliff Hanger Win

    Hardacre Farm's Kiss the Kid took command turning for home and held off the late charge of Wheels Up At Noon to take the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) at the Meadowlands in New Jersey Oct. 10.

  • Anak Nakal, who won the Pennsylvania Derby in his last start, will be one of two entrants from the Nick Zito barn in the Meadowlands Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5750073%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Ph</a>

    Zito Duo Head Meadowlands Cup

    The Nick Zito-trained duo of Da'Tara and Anak Nakal heads the field for the $350,000 grade II Meadowlands Cup Oct. 3 at Meadowlands.

  • Forty Thieves Steals NATC Futurity

    Forty Thieves captured the colt and gelding division of the NATC (National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors) Futurity just after R Betty Graybull scored in the filly division Sept. 27 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

  • The finish of the 1984 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)

    Day, Cordero and Pincay at Meadowlands

    The three jockeys who dueled in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) are together again, and racing fans can meet them in person Oct. 3 at Meadowlands in New Jersey.

  • TVG to Cover Big Brown Live at Monmouth

    TVG will offer exclusive live coverage of Big Brown as he makes his final prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in the $500,000 Monmouth Stakes Sept. 13 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

  • SPMOs Face Mandatory Certification

    Regulators in 13 racing states announced Aug. 4 they will begin the lengthy process of requiring offshore wagering entities and secondary pari-mutuel operations -- commonly referred to as SPMOs -- to obtain certification from the Association of Racing Commissioners International before they receive approval to wager into pools.

  • Precious Passion holds off Strike a Deal to take the United Nations.

    'Passion' Surprises in United Nations

    Trainer Mary Hartmann, who has conditioned horses at Monmouth Park for more than a decade, got the biggest win of her career when she saddled Presious Passion for a dramatic front-running upset victory in the $750,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 5 at the New Jersey track.

  • Trainer Bruce Levine

    EPO Tests for Levine Horses at Monmouth

    Bruce Levine, the leading trainer at Monmouth Park, had his entire stable of 41 horses tested for erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, by a New Jersey state veterinarian who made a surprise visit to Levine's Monmouth barn June 24 at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

  • 'People's Court' Decides Horse Dispute

    "The People's Court," a television court show featuring real litigants, real cases, and real justice, was the setting for two Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack trainers to settle their dispute over an unpaid board bill in an episode that aired in the Philadelphia area June 20.

  • Monmouth Meet Called 'Soft' Thus Far

    Monmouth Park officials said two nearby off-track wagering parlors and skyrocketing gasoline prices have led to decreases in attendance and on-track handle nearly one month into the New Jersey racetrack's 2008 meet.

  • Hall of Fame Trainer Jimmy Croll Dies

    Trainer Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll died the evening of June 6 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., after a lengthy illness. The Hall of Famer who resided in Monmouth Beach, N.J., was 88.

  • NJSEA Announces Changes to Staff

    The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority Board of Commissioners has named Lennon Register, a current Pennwood Racing executive, as senior vice president of racing, replacing Dennis Dowd, who was named to the position of senior vice president of legal and governmental affairs.

  • TrackNet Media is one of several ADW companies that are involved in simulcast signal disputes with horsemen's groups.

    Bettors Speak Out on 'Signal Wars'

    Some bettors are frustrated with the current dispute between horsemen groups, racetracks, and advance deposit wagering companies over revenue sharing. They feel they've been neglected in the process, and threaten to take their wagering dollars elsewhere.

  • Atlantic City will not send out the simulcast signal of their six-day live meet, which begins April 23.

    No Simulcasts for Atlantic City

    Atlantic City Race Course, which opened April 23 for six days of all-turf racing, will not send out the simulcast signal of its live meet due to a disagreement with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • 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.

  • New Jersey Champions Announced

    Talkin About Love, a winner of five of her seven starts last year, has been named New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female for 2007 by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey.

  • Atlantic City Race Course in New Jersey will offer six days of all-turf racing April 23-25 and April 30-May 2.

    Atlantic City: No Plans to Call it Quits

    Officials at Atlantic City Race Course said April 2 there are no plans to close the storied New Jersey track, which will continue to offer live Thoroughbred racing and longer meets if it receives a share of a $90-million purse supplement from the state's casinos.

  • The old paddock toteboard at Atlantic City Race Course could be an indication the odds for the New Jersey racetrack aren't too good beyond this year.

    Has Atlantic City Reached Finish Line?

    As Atlantic City Race Course prepares for a six-day all-turf meet, from April 23-25 and April 30-May 2, many observers believe it will be the last hurrah for the New Jersey track that opened in 1946.

  • Meadowlands is in line to receive part of the $90- million purse subsidy approved by the New Jersey legislature.

    New Jersey Senate OKs Purse Subsidy

    The New Jersey legislature has approved a deal whereby Atlantic City casinos will pay the horseracing and breeding industry $90 million over three years in return for a guarantee the tracks won't pursue video lottery terminals during the period.

  • Plan Floated for Jersey Training Center

    A proposal to use 80 acres from the soon-to-be-shuttered Fort Monmouth property in Oceanport, N.J., for a training and winter stabling facility has been made by Dennis Drazin, president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, to borough officials.

  • 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.

  • Park Avenue Ball will enter stud at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farm near Colts Neck, N.J.

    Park Avenue Ball to Colonial Farm

    Millionaire and grade II winner Park Avenue Ball will enter stud at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farm near Colts Neck, N.J.

  • Pols Reluctant to Tackle Pricing

    The question of whether state legislators should become more involved in pari-mutuel pricing and distribution continues to be asked, and at this point, there doesn't appear to be an answer--at least a definitive one.

  • Kulina Remembers Lennox

    Ken Lennox, former racing director at Monmouth Park, died Dec. 18 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

  • The paddock at Atlantic City Race Course during the short 2007 meet.

    Jersey Racing at Crossroads--Again

    With more dates in 2008 and, at this point, no purse subsidy from the state, New Jersey racing is at the crossroads again.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: One Small Step

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - It was an item that didn't draw many headlines. But, as Neil Armstrong so eloquently said about one small step, it can lead to a giant leap.

  • Chatain will run next in the $300,000 Hill &#39;n&#39; Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).

    Prep Under Belt, Chatain Pointed to Cigar Mile

    Chatain, the winner of the Nov. 3 William Livingston Stakes at Meadowlands, will run next in the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Nov. 24, according to trainer Angel Penna Jr.

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    PORTER ON PEDIGREES: Breeders' Cup Round-Up

    At the end of a rain-soaked Breeders' Cup meeting, the Mr. Prospector line drowned all other sire lines, having be represented by six of the 11 winners. The Northern Dancer line scored twice, while three other lines tallied one apiece: Caro (IRE), Blushing Groom (FR), and Seattle Slew. Three of the winners were inbred within four generations to Northern Dancer (two of them) and Raise a Native, and four winners were inbred within five generations to Raise a Native.