Horses

June 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14. Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World ...

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MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m. But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing. The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify proved he is a true champion when he made every pole a winning one in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy from the Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic defeated nine rivals in the mile and ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental has cleared the New Jersey Assembly. The bill, A1045 was introduced in January and some amendments were made before it was released from committee. The Assembly voted on June 7, 72-0 to approve the measure with one ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Money Multiplier kept up his role of being a money making machine for owners Al Shahania Stud and trainer Chad Brown when he took the lead inside the 1/16 pole and went on to win Monmouth Park's $196,000, Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes for the second straight time on May 26. One race ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park is seeking damages for lost revenues it claims was the result of a long legal battle over sports betting. The association filed a motion seeking damages in the New Jersey District Court in Trenton ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J.— Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book. That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months. The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Force the Pass made Opening Day 2018 at Monmouth Park a local affair when he out dueled the New Jersey-bred Irish Strait to win the $75,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes. A crowd of 20,736 turned out to welcome the Thoroughbreds back to the Jersey shore as Monmouth opened on Kentucky ...

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WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered. The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately. The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report ...

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DENVER, Colo. — PATH Intl. has renewed its partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project(r) (WWP) to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for WWP veterans. WWP has made a significant grant to PATH Intl. for the purpose of awarding scholarships for veterans to attend local ...

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MIAMI, Fla. — It was a weekend that exceeded expectations as a sold-out group of 160 exceptional student riders from grades 8 to 12 traveled from as far away as Hawaii to participate in the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, Fla.   Two ...

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MOSCOW, Idaho — Alexis Grogan, of Hackettstown, N.J., was elected to the Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA) as 2018 Directors. To qualify, each candidate must be between the ages of 14-17 and reside in the territory that he/she wishes to represent. The newly appointed AYA Directors will serve a ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Meadowlands’ Jason Settlemoir will be be presented an USHWA President’s Award for his contributions to the sport at the 2018 Dan Patch Awards banquet that will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 25. Settlemoir is the COO/GM of New ...

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A quarantine that was imposed in Butler County, Pa. after one horse tested positive for  EHV-1 was lifted on Dec. 26, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center. A small dressage barn was placed under quarantine on Nov. 15 after one horse showed neurological symptoms. EHV-1 (wild-type) ...

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The deadlines for the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) student competitor scholarships were announced by the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation (IEF). Founded in 1984 by Joan Johnson and George Lukemire, the IEF has awarded nearly one quarter of $1 million ...

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