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New Jersey Commission Denies Stay Of Monmouth Trainer Aparna Battula’s Suspension

The New Jersey Racing Commission has denied a request for a stay of an immediate suspension issued to trainer Aparna Battula after the discovery of a cache of needles, syringes and vials of injectable substances during a search of her tack room at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Battula was suspended immediately on Aug. 9, […]

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Attorney: Suspended Monmouth Trainer Victim Of Retaliation By Ex-Employee

The attorney for suspended trainer Aparna Battula is demanding a correction to a New Jersey Racing Commission stewards ruling to reflect the trainer’s contention that a cache of hypodermic needles, syringes and vials of injectables investigators found on premises she occupied at Monmouth Park was planted by a disgruntled former employee. The ruling, issued Aug. […]

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Lab Contamination? Administrative Law Judge Recommends Meth Positive Be Thrown Out In New Jersey

An administrative law judge has recommended to the New Jersey Racing Commission that it reverse a $1,500 fine against Joe Sharp and a $60,000 purse forfeiture from a horse he trains that tested positive for methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017. In making her ruling, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said post-race samples from […]

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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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Governor Signs Sports Wagering Bill, Monmouth To Accept Bets As Early As Thursday

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state’s sports wagering bill into law on Monday, according to nj.com. The New Jersey Racing Commission will be in charge of approving licenses, and is scheduled to meet on Wednesday for a review of regulations. Murphy must then ratify the decision before tracks can apply for a temporary waiver […]

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Navarro, Sharp Fined For Class 1 Drug Violations; ‘Mitigating Circumstances’ Cited

Trainers Jorge Navarro and Joe Sharp recently were fined but not suspended after horses in their care tested positive for Class 1 drugs at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, suggesting stewards were convinced the presence of the substances was due to contamination of drugs widely abused by humans.. Navarro was fined $2,500 after George Cross […]

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New Jersey Racing Commission Increases Fines For Navarro, Gindi

The New Jersey Racing Commission, following the advice of Monmouth Park stewards, has levied stiff fines on trainer Jorge Navarro and owner Randal Gindi for conduct “extremely detrimental to racing.” The Daily Racing Form reports that during its regular meeting Sept. 20, the commission voted to increase the fine for Gindi – from the initial amount of […]

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Jockey Club Steward Encourages New York Gaming Commission To Reconsider Accepting Navarro Entries

On Thursday, drf.com reported that embattled trainer Jorge Navarro would be allowed to run horses at New York Racing Association racetracks, despite having been told by stewards in Indiana and by Laurel Park management in Maryland he could not presently run horses in those states. In addition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it would require […]

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Meadowlands To Offer Thoroughbred Turf Races On Kentucky Oaks, Derby Days

The New Jersey Racing Commission has awarded Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands 71 dates for Thoroughbred racing in 2017, a number which the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association says is comparable with recent years. Monmouth Park will have 56 days from May 13 through Sept. 13. In May, Monmouth will race two days a week on Saturday […]

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UPDATE: Scratch Of Breeders Crown Horses Denied By NJ Racing Commission

UPDATE: According to a report at Harnessracing.com, the New Jersey Racing Commission notified the Meadowlands late Tuesday afternoon that the track “does not have the legal authority” to scratch the two horses trained by Chris Oakes from the Breeders’ Crown. Frank Zanzuccki, executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission, advised the Meadowlands via email that […]

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