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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

Racing Relief Bill Expected In NJ

August 29, 2018:

On Tuesday (Aug. 28), New Jersey Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblyman John Burzichelli announced that he is planning on introducing a piece of legislation that calls for $20 million from the state’s general fund to be directed towards the New Jersey Racing Commission. The funds would be earmarked for purses and breeding awards....read on

Gaming Expansion Bill Advances In NJ

December 6, 2016:

On Monday, December 5 in Trenton, New Jersey, an Assembly gaming committee voted 4-3 in favour of advancing a piece of legislation (A4255) that calls for the introduction of alternative gaming areas in at least a few of the state’s horse racetracks....read on

Question 1 Defeated In New Jersey

November 9, 2016:

On Tuesday, voters in the state of New Jersey rejected a plan to expand casinos to the northern part of the state -- a measure that was heavily endorsed by the state's horse racing industry....read on

Meadowlands, Monmouth Reach Deal

November 7, 2016:

Officials at Monmouth Park are urging New Jersey voters to cast a “yes” vote on Question 1 on Tuesday, November 8, as representatives of the Oceanport racetrack have reached an agreement with their counterparts at The Meadowlands that would ensure millions of dollars for New Jersey’s racing industry....read on

New Video Lottery Terminal Push In NJ

October 17, 2016:

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo has said that he plans to amend two pieces of legislation to authorize video lottery terminals at state racetracks....read on

NJ Exchange Wagering Live In May

April 21, 2016:

On Thursday, April 21, Betfair US, the operator of the world's most popular exchange wagering platform, and Darby Development, the operator of Monmouth Park, announced that exchange wagering will be offered to residents of New Jersey on horse racing beginning May 10....read on

NJ To Vote On Casino Expansion?

December 14, 2015:

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney has announced that he has introduced legislation to put a public referendum on the ballot asking for voter approval to expand gaming with two casinos in the northern part of the state....read on

Step Forward For NJ Exchange Wagering

November 23, 2015:

It has been reported that this past Wednesday (November 18), the New Jersey Racing Commission approved an application from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to issue Betfair US an exchange services agent licence....read on

American Pharoah Wins Again

August 2, 2015:

Total domination! With a record Monmouth Park crowd lustily cheering him on, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah cruised to his eighth straight victory Sunday, winning the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (Grade 1) by any margin his rider pleased....read on

Handicapping Tour Champion Crowned

January 12, 2015:

Eric Moomey, a 42-year-old lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, won one of the final brick-and-mortar National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifiers of the year at Monmouth Park on December 27. With the victory, Moomey clinched the title of 2014 Daily Racing Form NHC Tour Champion and the $75,000 first-place prize that goes with it....read on

Another Roadblock For Sports Wagering

November 24, 2014:

On Friday, November 21 In New Jersey, Federal District Court Judge Michael Shipp ruled that the State cannot partially lift a ban on sports wagering in New Jersey....read on


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