Meadowlands

Editorial: Gural may be just what the Meadowlands needs

The most recent editorial in The Times of Trenton takes a look at the potential of Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural taking over the reigns of historic Meadowlands harness track. Gural, who has made a first-class facility of the aforementioned Finger Lakes, New York track, seems to have his finger on the pulse of what […]

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In 2010, NJ Governor chose Atlantic City over horse racing

Governor Chris Christie started the year off with some fanfare among racing interests with his endorsement of the Elite Summer Meet at Monmouth Park. But as the year went on, it was clear that the Governor was not going to be a champion for government aide in horse racing.

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2011 dates awarded in New Jersey, but nothing set in stone

The New Jersey Racing Commission awarded 141 Thoroughbred racing dates at Monmouth Park for 2011, but both officials with the New Jersey Sports Exposition Authority and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association would prefer to have a shorter meet, similar to 2010. Nothing is certain about 2011 racing dates and purse money until the General […]

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Chris Christie vetoes 2011 racing schedules

New Jersey Governor Chris Christe vetoed the Racing Commission’s recommendation for full race schedules at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands in 2011. “While the recommendation is being reviewed, it would be inappropriate to approve the NJSEA’s request to race 141 Thoroughbred races dates at Monmouth Park and 141 Standardbred race dates at the Meadowlands Racetrack […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: NEW JERSEY’S ‘CONTINUING BATTLE BETWEEN THE CASINOS AND RACING’

By Ray Paulick As president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, trainer John Forbes has been an advocate of the “less is more” philosophy that led to the 50-day/$50-million Monmouth Park meeting this summer. Forbes, 63, believes the shortened meeting is an appropriate response to what horseplayers are looking for—bigger fields of higher quality […]

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NJ HORSEMAN: THE WHOLE INDUSTRY IN NEW JERSEY WILL BE GONE

After New Jersey Governor Christie’s report on the state of gaming in the Garden State, the local horse industry was left with a feeling of betrayal. “The whole industry in New Jersey will be gone, including Perretti Farms,” said Anthony Perretti, GM of Perretti Farms, the state’s largest breeding farm. “The governor and his team […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: A MONMOUTH CHANGE IN STRATEGY

By Ray Paulick One of the most interesting and encouraging developments of the young 2010 racing season was the recent announcement in New Jersey that Monmouth Park will slash the number of racing days but increase daily average purses to $1 million—the highest ever in the United States for a regularly scheduled race meeting. A […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Unless you live in a cave without an internet connection, you know that this weekend (Friday and Saturday) is the 26th Breeders’ Cup Championships which are being held at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. There’s plenty to be said about the Breeders’ Cup’s 14 races with a total purse value of $25.5 […]

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