Jeff Gural

‘Sportscasters Charity Derby’ Features Popular Announcers Driving Harness Horses

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host its “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” — two harness races to benefit each participating Sportscaster’s selected charitable organizations — on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” will consist of ten famous Sportscasters who will each compete in a one-mile harness race driving a racehorse in a jog […]

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Hambletonian Winner Atlanta Makes History, Sells Online For $1.55 Million

The 2018 Hambletonian-winning Standardbred filly Atlanta was placed in an online auction on Feb. 12 at, and made history on Friday by bringing in a final bid of $1.55 million. Now a 4-year-old, Atlanta became the highest-priced Standardbred to be sold at auction in North America. According to, the filly’s ownership group decided to list […]

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New Jersey: Bill Authorizing $100 Million In Horse Racing Subsidies Heads To Governor

New Jersey’s Assembly on Thursday approved a measure that will inject $100 million over five years into the state’s horse racing industry. The state Senate okayed the bill last December. It now goes to Governor Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign it. Under the measure, $20 million a year will go to the state’s […]

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Meadowlands, Monmouth At Odds Over All-Turf Card Cancellation

The cancellation of an all-turf Thoroughbred card at Meadowlands Racetrack sparked a feud between the racetrack and its fellow New Jersey track Monmouth Park. On Tuesday, Monmouth Park announced that due to heavy rains and a wet weather forecast, the Meadowlands would skip Friday’s all-turf racing slate. The following day, Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural sent […]

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Meadowlands’ Gural To Receive Equine Savior Award From Equine Advocates

Jeff Gural, owner of three racetracks – The Meadowlands in New Jersey (which features Harness racing and a short Thoroughbred meet), Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs (both located in New York State) – will receive the Ellen and Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award for his commitment to the humane fate and aftercare of horses bred […]

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New York Legislature Makes Deal Allowing Vernon Downs Extra $2 Million From VLTs

The New York legislature voted to grant more video lottery terminal revenue to Vernon Downs ahead of threats the harness track would close due to declining profits. Vernon Downs will now get at least $2 million from VLT revenue to offset the $150,000 owner Jeff Gural said he is losing per month on the track. […]

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Vernon Downs To Kick Off Racing Season May 5

Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced over the weekend that he has decided to open the 2017 racing season Friday, May 5, 2017, following a productive meeting in Albany on Wednesday. New York State Senator Joseph Griffo, representing the 47th District, New York State Senator John Bonacic, Chair of the Senate Racing […]

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Gural’s Allerage Farm Sued By Former Employee Alleging Discrimination

Allerage Farm, the breeding operation belonging to Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural, has been named in a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Feb. 16. Laura Burke claims she was fired several days into maternity leave from her work at Allerage, where she performed daily care of horses […]

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Jeffrey Gural Named Recipient Of University Of Louisville’s Galbreath Award

The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program announced today that Jeffrey Gural, a long-time New York real estate magnate, Standardbred breeder and owner, and, more recently, harness track owner and operator in New Jersey and New York, has been selected at the recipient of the John W. Galbreath Award, given each year since 1990 to […]

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