new jersey horse racing

Monmouth At Meadowlands All-Turf Racing Returns

After finally breaking through with Bramble Bay in her last start with an impressive 7½-length romp, trainer Mike Dini is eager to keep going with his promising 3-year-old turf filly. But with grass racing nearing its end in the Northeast, he has to take what he can get. Friday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, during the […]

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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, 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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‘He’s Going To Run’: Maximum Security To Face Five Rivals In Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today. The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is the last local prep race for the $1 million […]

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Fillies Saturday, Colts Sunday: Monmouth Park Kicks Off 2-Year-Old Racing Season

Monmouth Park’s first “baby” races of the year take place this weekend, with 2-year-old fillies heading to the track on Saturday and then 2-year-old colts and geldings going on Sunday, and for trainer Anthony Margotta it’s one of his favorite times on the racing calendar. “It’s what we look forward to – at least I […]

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Monmouth’s Dennis Drazin To Be Inducted Into Sports Betting Hall Of Fame

Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park, who spearheaded the effort to make sports betting legal in New Jersey and ultimately throughout the United States, will be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 25, in a ceremony that will be held in New York City, the organization announced. Drazin, chairman and CEO […]

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More Than $7 Million In Stakes Purses To Fuel ‘Game-Changer’ Meet At Monmouth Park

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.1 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its 74th year of racing on Saturday, May 4. In addition to anchoring a card featuring six-stakes races, the Haskell will also see a new day when it’s renewed for the 52nd time […]

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New Jersey Senate Okays $100 Million Subsidy Plan For Horse Racing

A plan to subsidize the New Jersey horse racing industry took a step forward Monday with the state Senate voting 40-0 to appropriate $20 million a year for the next five years to bolster racing at Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway. The funding includes $10 million a year for purses at Monmouth Park […]

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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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New Jersey Lawmaker Testing The Waters With Bill To End Sports Betting Ban

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released a discussion draft of a comprehensive gaming bill, the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act, or GAME Act, which allows states to legalize sports betting and online gambling if appropriate consumer protections are also in place. “Despite the federal gaming laws in place today, Americans are betting up […]

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