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Update: NJ Racing Bill Advanced

January 28, 2019:

On Monday, January 28, the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey announced that a critical piece of racing-support legislation was successfully passed out of committee and is now scheduled to face a vote in the full Assembly this Thursday (Jan. 31)....read on

Anticipation Over NJ Racing Support Bill

January 16, 2019:

In New Jersey, the anticipation over the horse racing support legislation that is working its way through the political system is palpable. Tracks and horsepeople in the state are patiently waiting for the next shoe to drop in order to make their 2019 racing plans....read on

NJ Senate Passes Racing Support Bill

December 18, 2018:

On Monday (Dec. 17) the New Jersey Senate voted 40-0 in favour of legislation that calls for $100 million in financial support for the state horse racing industry over a five-year period....read on

Racing Support Bill Advances In NJ

December 11, 2018:

On Monday (Dec. 10), the New Jersey Senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced proposed horse racing support legislation by a vote of 13-0....read on

Bill Supports Preserved Farms Boarding

July 12, 2017:

New Jersey’s horse industry will get a boost from legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer facilitating boarding stables on preserved farms. The bill (A4829) allows the construction on protected land to house workers....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

Horseracing Integrity Act Introduced

May 25, 2017:

The Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) has issued a media release commending Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) for their leadership and commitment in the development and introduction of H.R. 2651, The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 today (May 25) in Washington, DC....read on

FL Decoupling Dead For ’17 Session

May 3, 2017:

It has been reported that a gambling legislation deal in Florida that included decoupling ‘went down the drain’ on Tuesday, May 2, three days before the scheduled end of the legislative session....read on

Florida Decoupling Bill Moves Forward

April 3, 2017:

On Thursday, March 30 in Florida, decoupling legislation Senate Bill 8 was advanced via a vote of 32-6. The bill would allow slot machines to be introduced to existing pari-mutuel locations, and would also allow some locations to continue to offer slots gaming while dropping its pari-mutuel offerings....read on

In-Race Wagering Bill To Be Announced

March 26, 2017:

It has been announced that a piece of racing legislation set to be introduced in the near future will call for the legalization of mid-race wagering on horse races....read on

‘EquiLottery Bill’ Filed In West Virginia

March 13, 2017:

As part of the mission to bring EquiLottery to West Virginia, House Bill 2943 was introduced in the House of Delegates on Monday, March 13....read on

Gaming Bill Advances In Illinois

March 2, 2017:

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday advanced SB7, the much-anticipated big gaming bill, which would allow slots at the racetracks....read on

NJ Historical Racing Bill Introduced

January 31, 2017:

It has been announced that a ‘historic racing’ bill was introduced to the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey on January 9. The bill is being sponsored by Senators Richard J. Codey and Christopher ‘Kip’ Bateman....read on


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