New Jersey

Seven Mid-Atlantic States Move To Adopt Restrictions On NSAIDS, Joint Injections

More than 60 racing industry stakeholders representing regulators, horsemen and racetrack operators from the seven states that comprise the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), 11 jurisdictions, and 17 racetracks convened at Delaware Park Oct. 2 to take the next steps toward implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan […]

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62 Horses Entered For Friday’s All-Turf Card At The Meadowlands

A total of 62 horses are entered for the six races on Friday, Oct. 4, for first of seven all-turf cards the Meadowlands Racetrack will host as the Thoroughbred racing schedule in New Jersey shifts to a two-venue format for the month of October. Monmouth Park will continue to race on Sundays only throughout October, […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis In New Jersey

New Jersey has reported its first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for 2019. The affected 12-year-old mare in Ocean County was vaccinated against EEE, but was euthanized on July 23 because of complications from the disease. Spread by mosquitoes, the disease causes inflammation of brain tissue and has a higher mortality rate than West […]

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Racing Industry Anticipates Growth As ‘Sports Bettors Wagered More In New Jersey Than In Nevada’

Last Friday at Monmouth Park, reports legalsportsbetting.com, the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) held its annual “Day at the Races” meeting to take a look at the legal issues in the state’s horse racing industry. The passage of SB 2992 in February 2019 dictates that horse racing will receive a cut of the sports […]

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Edelson: ‘People Want Better Racing, Not Simply More Of The Same’

With a $10 million purse subsidy expected to pass the governor’s desk, Monmouth Park is approaching “the most important summer along Oceanport Avenue since they opened the place in 1946,” wrote columnist Stephen Edelson for the Asbury Park Press. The legislation includes an amendment stating that the subsidy money must be shown to have a positive […]

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New Jersey: Senate Bill Would Require Horse Auctions To Disclose Identifying Marks Online

The New Jersey Senate’s Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee cleared Senator Dawn Marie Addiego’s bill (S-455) last Thursday, reports senatenj.com, and the bill will move on to the senate floor. The bill would require horse auctions to disclose identifying marks of the horses they intend to sell online for at least 72 hours before the sale. Identifying marks […]

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‘Integrity Fees’? Christie Advocates Against Federal Control Of Sports Betting

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging state lawmakers to avoid ceding control of sports wagering to the federal government, and also to avoid granting the sports leagues a “slice of the action,” according to nj.com. The latter issue has to do with so-called “integrity fees,” which would give a part of the gambling revenue […]

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Lawmakers Consider Sending $100 Million To New Jersey Horse Racing Industry

Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are considering a bill to pump $100 million into the state’s horse racing industry over the next five years, according to whyy.org. The New Jersey Racing Commission would be in charge of distributing $20 million annually, split evenly between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries. On Monday, the bill was […]

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Long-Time Monmouth Trainer Willard Thompson Passes Away At Age 83

Trainer J. Willard Thompson, a Monmouth Park mainstay for more than 50 years, passed away Saturday night after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in 1935 Thompson got his start in racing as a steeplechase rider before switching to training in the early 1960s. He dominated the New Jersey racing scene […]

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Meadowlands’ FanDuel Sportsbook Refuses To Pay $82,000 Ticket

The new FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack has at least one very unhappy customer. Late in the Oakland Raiders-Denver Broncos game on Sunday, Anthony Prince placed a bet on the Broncos, who were behind by two points, although in position to kick a short field goal that would likely win the game. According to FanDuel, […]

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