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Orgs. Must Have License By Jan. 1

December 20, 2011:

Following a period of public consultation, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the new rule requiring the licensing of horsepeople’s organizations will come into effect January 1, 2012, and is required where the organization is under contract with a racetrack operator in Ontario...read on

Report: Monmouth Deal Reached

December 20, 2011:

According to a report, a deal was reached at roughly 10:30 p.m. on Monday, December 19 which will see live thoroughbred racing continue at New Jersey's Monmouth Park in 2012...read on

NJ T-Breds Coming Back To Big M?

December 19, 2011:

It has been reported that New Jersey's thoroughbred horsemen are expected to make a bid on a lease for Monmouth Park in the near future, and that a 141-date meet is being proposed for 'earned-purse' racing. The report also explains that it has been proposed that thoroughbred racing return to the Meadowlands...read on

New Monmouth Deal On The Table

December 19, 2011:

On Friday, December 16, New Jersey thoroughbred horsemen and the office of Governor Chris Christie laid out details for a new Monmouth Park deal after a lease agreement for the state-owned track to real estate executive Morris Bailey fell through following a dispute with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association...read on

Forbes Tells NJTHA's Side Of The Story

December 13, 2011:

New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President John Forbes has taken the opportunity to go on the record in regard to the failed deal which would have seen control of Monmouth Park transferred from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to real estate executive Morris Bailey...read on

Gov. Christie On Failed Monmouth Deal

December 12, 2011:

Governor Chris Christie has addressed the media in regard to the failed deal which would have seen Morris Bailey take over control of Monmouth Park from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. In his address, Gov. Christie offered some very sharp words for the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association...read on

Bailey's Attorney: "We're Totally Out"

December 12, 2011:

The landscape continues to change in regard to the future of Monmouth Park --- and, therefore, that of the Meadowlands Racetrack --- due to the lack of deal to transfer control of Monmouth from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to real-estate executive Morris Bailey...read on

Input Wanted On Proposed Rule Change

November 18, 2011:

At its meeting on October 25, 2011, the board of the Ontario Racing Commission considered a proposed rule change affecting the Rules of Racing in Ontario. Prior to approving directives for change, the ORC is seeking public input on the proposal...read on

Tioga, Gural Aid In Flood Relief

September 20, 2011:

Due to severe flooding in New York State's southern tier, the final three race nights of Tioga Downs' 2011 season of live racing had to be cancelled. Over the 10 days which followed the devastation in the area, both Tioga’s employees and Jeff Gural came to the aid of local agencies trying to...read on

Horsemen Working With Meadowlands Racetrack Officials To Strengthen Racing

May 25, 2011:

Meadowlands horsemen met with track operators on Monday to discuss ways to adapt the racing product in the face of competition from neighboring tracks whose purse money is bolstered by other forms of gaming...read on

Vernon, Horsepeople Agree On Contract

April 18, 2011:

It has been reported that officials with Vernon Downs have reached a new deal with the horsepeople that...read on

Maywood To Close In June?

February 28, 2011:

Maywood Park officials have been cited as saying that the track will 'fold' by June of this year if it does not get slot machines. Also, it seems like the gloves have come off in terms of the quotes some participants in the Illinois industry are willing to give to local media...read on

Proposed Bill Would Put Determination Of Dates In Hands Of SBOANJ

January 20, 2011:

A bill being introduced in committee on Thursday, January 20 would legislate that the horsemen of New Jersey dictate the number of racing dates each year at Freehold...read on

2011 Agreement In Illinois

December 21, 2010:

In Illinois, the harness horsemen’s association is reporting agreement on a contract for 2011...read on

Down To The Wire In Maryland

December 21, 2010:

The case for racing in Maryland in 2011 goes before the Maryland Racing Commission today, with veteran commissioner John Franzone saying he does not have high hopes for resolution of disputes...read on


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