Perretti Issues Open Letter In NJ

Published: March 24, 2016 10:14 am EDT

On Wednesday, March 23, TrotPAC Chairman Anthony Perretti issued an open letter to the industry seeking financial support to aid in the organization’s efforts to revitalize the Standardbred racing industry in the State of New Jersey.

TrotPAC works in conjunction with the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and is the official political action committee for New Jersey’s harness racing industry. In the wake of recent changes at the SBOANJ, there has been some confusion over just where donations to the political action committee should be sent.

The release states that, make no mistake, TrotPAC is the political action arm of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey and is duly sanctioned to raise and distribute revenues for the specific purpose of the betterment of the New Jersey Standardbred breeding and racing industry. This is done with the aid of the state industry’s official lobbyists at Advocacy & Management Group, Inc., a firm active at the State Capitol in Trenton.

The state legislature recently approved a referendum that will be on the ballot in November which will address the approval of casinos in northern area of the State of New Jersey. The harness racing industry will directly benefit by the establishment of gaming outside of Atlantic City, allowing the industry in New Jersey to finally have the opportunity to resurrect itself to a competitive level on par with our neighbouring states.

The release states that if voters’ do not approve casino expansion in November, the state’s Standardbred programs, as we know them now and in the future, may not be sustainable.

The release states that it is therefore imperative that TrotPAC continues to meet with legislators and gain their support. With help, legislators will be able to develop enabling legislation that will ensure the proper level of financial support for the Standardbred industry in New Jersey.

The TrotPAC trustees will be reaching out in the near future to ask for your support. If you have questions regarding the upcoming election, the proposed casino operations, or the impact of the casinos on harness racing in New Jersey, please contact Perretti directly (contact information appears below) or contact the SBOANJ office.

64 Business Route 33
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Office: 732-462-2357
Cell: 609-273-5742
[email protected]
[email protected]

(With files from TrotPAC)

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