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Statement From Bruce Trogdon

July 7, 2017:

On Friday, owner Bruce Trogdon issued a statement to Jeff Gural and the Meadowlands regarding his out-of-competition stabling and testing rules for the track's stakes program....read on

Gural's Response To Trogdon

July 4, 2017:

The following is Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural’s response to owner Bruce Trogdon, who has blamed Gural’s out-of-competition testing rules for not supplementing his top three-year-old colt Fear The Dragon to the $700,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on July 15....read on

Relief For Vernon; Gural Comments

June 29, 2017:

On Wednesday, June 28, during a special legislative session, the New York State Assembly passed a relief measure in regard to the current uncertainty of Vernon Downs. On Thursday, June 29, Vernon’s Jeff Gural took the opportunity to comment on the situation....read on

No Tax Relief For Vernon

June 22, 2017:

Earlier this month, Vernon Downs Chairman Jeff Gural said that the track would close if a particular tax-relief bill was not passed. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. last night (Wednesday, June 21), lawmakers in New York State adjourned and the piece of legislation was not passed....read on

Vernon To Close?

June 13, 2017:

Usually horses are the ones on the clock at the racetrack, but in the case of Vernon Downs - now it’s the racetrack that finds itself on the clock....read on

Vernon Downs To Open On May 5

April 29, 2017:

Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced today (Saturday, April 29) that he has decided to open the 2017 racing season next Friday, May 5 following a productive meeting in Albany, New York on Wednesday....read on

Allerage Star Injured, Retired

April 27, 2017:

It has been announced that top homebred trotting mare Allerage Star 4,1:52.3f ($420,090) has been retired due to injury....read on

Dispute Delays Vernon’s Opening Day

April 13, 2017:

Jeff Gural, chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced on Thursday, April 13 that he will be delaying the opening day of racing at Vernon Downs amid significant financial losses due to the added competition from Yellow Brick Road, Lago and Rivers....read on

Court Rules On New Jersey Classic

March 14, 2017:

On Monday (March 13) the New Jersey Superior Court in Monmouth County rejected an effort by an owner of a New Jersey-bred horse to force New Meadowlands to host and race the New Jersey Classic and the Miss New Jersey Classic this year....read on

Impact Of VLTs On NY Racing Examined

February 16, 2017:

"I’ve said to many people that if you want to make money in [harness] racing, this is the best opportunity you’ve had in many, many years."...read on

Gural On The Meadowlands’ Future

February 13, 2017:

Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has reiterated his position that he is committed to the East Rutherford, NJ raceway for the long haul, and that the track will not survive without the introduction of additional gaming at the premises....read on

Gural On Stallion Rule, McKee

February 7, 2017:

On Tuesday, February 7, racetrack operator Jeff Gural issued a clarification regarding the stallion restriction condition commonly known as the ‘Gural Rule,’ and commented on Sam McKee, the Meadowlands Racetrack’s famed announcer that suffered a serious stroke last week....read on

More Comments On Stakes Cancellations

February 2, 2017:

In a media release issued on Thursday, February 2, the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey stated that every effort is being made to race the Anthony Abbatiello Classic and the Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey Filly Division events in 2017....read on

‘Big M’ Statement Regarding Lawsuit

February 2, 2017:

On Thursday, February 2, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack released a statement in regard to the lawsuit it is facing due to the cancellation of the Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey for three-year-old pacers....read on

Taylor Takes Exception To Cancellations

February 1, 2017:

Attorney Howard Taylor has said that he has filed an order to show cause as a result of the Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey's decision to cancel this year's New Jersey Classic and Miss New Jersey....read on


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