Keyword: purse supplement

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Casino Purse Supplement Considered in New Jersey

    Under a plan being considered by the New Jersey legislature, the governor's office, and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, Thoroughbred and Standardbred purses could be supplemented by revenue from Atlantic City casinos, possibly this year.

  • Maryland Racing to Get $4.5M for Purses

    The embattled racing industry in Maryland will receive $4.5 million--not $3 million as expected--from the state for Thoroughbred and Standardbred purses and breeders' funds. The money will become available July 1.

  • Prospects for Maryland Purse Subsidy Seem Bright

    Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Maryland probably will receive an infusion of about $4.5 million in the fiscal year beginning July 1 as the result of a recent flurry of activity in the General Assembly.